Category Archives: child health

Are Synthetic Turf Playing Fields a Good Choice for Dover?

Recently, Foster’s Daily Democrat reported on the plan to replace Dover High School’s natural grass football field with an artificial field with encapsulated tire crumb rubber infill. It has been added to the school budget and will likely be completed by … Continue reading

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A Scientist’s Letter To Dover Officals

We are very grateful to Dr. Kassotis for providing this letter and his expertise to the Dover city council and school board on the issue of pesticide use and public health. To Whom It May Concern: I was informed regarding … Continue reading

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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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