Pesticide Action Toolkit
We know that pesticides have been utilized for decades when it comes to managing invasive weeds, combating pests, and preventing mold in our homes, schools, and other public spaces. However, there is a growing body of evidence showing that exposure to toxic pesticides can cause both short- and long-term health risks, and children are particularly vulnerable to exposure to chemicals.
Recent research shows the use of RoundUp, a popular pesticide containing glyphosate, is becoming more and more common in schools. Glyphosate has been banned or restricted in over 30 countries worldwide since the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) release of a report that concluded glyphosate is a “probable human carcinogen” in 2015. Healthy Schools PA is striving to end this practice in PA Schools to better protect our children, teachers, and school staff.
We have compiled a Pesticide Action Toolkit to help you learn, explore, and engage in the campaign for pesticide-free schools. Feel free to download and use our free resources to educate your school community and take action!