Category Archives: child health

Dover School District Needs a Pesticide Policy Now

Back in May of 2015 I wrote an open letter to the Dover school district Superintendent Elaine Arbour. Here it stands, July 7th, and despite a verbal commitment, numerous emails, phone calls and sharing of resources, we still have no … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Dover School District

Saturday, May 2, 2015 Dear Dover Parents and Educators, A recent report by CBS Los Angeles details the changes being made in school policy regarding pesticide use in the Los Angeles Unified School District by California Safe Schools. Currently in … Continue reading

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Pesticide Use At Dover Schools

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics: “Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems.” The AAP supports pediatricians in educating parents on the risks pesticides pose to young … Continue reading

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