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ABOUT; SAFE SCHOOLS POLICY- CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS CREATES MODEL FOR NATION!

SAFE SCHOOLS POLICY OFFERS ALTERNATIVES TO PESTICIDES
LOS ANGELES - California Safe Schools, having successfully worked with Los Angeles Unified School District (2nd largest district in USA) to implement a LEAST -TOXIC, LOW RISK pest management policy, whose preamble includes the "PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE", is sharing its secret for success on their website: . WWW.CALISAFE.ORG

"Precautionary is an action taken in advance to protect people.The "PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE" is the only way to ensure protection for the most vulnerable: children, teachers, staff, and community members who live near school sites. It's smart to be safe rather than sorry when you are dealing with our environemnt and the impact it has on human health", said fifteen year old LAUSD student Brandon Stirling Baker, of Van Nuys High School

"The policy, which was the first in the USA to embrace the PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE, has become the model for school districts and communities nationwide, mandates the use of preventative measures and least toxic methods first in schools. Only when preventative measures fail does the district turn to pesticides on the approved list. Pesticides on the approved list cannot contain products known to cause cancer, neurological disruption, birth defects, genetic alteration, reproductive harm, immune system dysfunction, endocrine disruption, or acute poisoning, which stops the routine use of the most hazardous pesticides in our schools," said Robina Suwol Executive Director.

"We are pleased with California's assumption of leadership in this critical field of children's health. The LAUSD's courageous position is to be applauded and, hopefully, emulated nationwide." said CSS Board Chair, and parent of LAUSD students, Ashley Posner, Esq.
"Every parent knows that it is smart to keep children away from toxic chemicals." said Harvey Karp, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics. "That's why I salute California Safe Schools. The coalition has helped the Los Angeles Unified School district to adopt the best solution in the country for getting rid of pests while protecting children."

"Our website will help others understand the policy. There are downloadable "Parent Right To Know Forms", a copy of the groundbreaking policy, and links to other environmental organizations. A special attraction on the website are illustrations and posters designed by internationally celebrated artist Michael Bruza", said Action Now's Annie Waterman,founding member of CSS.
California Safe Schools is committed to ensuring that all students, teachers, staff, and community members who live near school sites are in a safe toxic-free environment.

Robina Suwol, Executive Director
California Safe Schools
_www.calisafe.org
 
 


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Re: ABOUT; SAFE SCHOOLS POLICY- CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS CREATES MODEL FOR NATION!

Really superb policy. I am in medical field and appreciate the fine work done to promote health and safety for everyone.This is one incredible non profit organization.
 

Re: ABOUT; SAFE SCHOOLS POLICY- CALIFORNIA SAFE SCHOOLS CREATES MODEL FOR NATION!

Up to date information on environmental impacts and health. Clever educational information.

Originally from Eugene, Oregon now living in Santa Cruz
 

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