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Pesticides - a toxic education? A survey of pesticides in UK schools (Report)

Pesticides - a toxic education? A survey of pesticides in UK schools Pesticides - a toxic education? A survey of pesticides in UK schoolsChildren are uniquely vulnerable to adverse health effects from exposure to pesticides and biocides. HEAL undertook desk and industry research to identify possible pesticides and biocides being used or present in the school environment and school food. The results prompted HEAL to survey all 206 Local Authority education departments in England Scotland and Wales about pesticides use in schools and their attitude towards pesticide use and pesticide residues. We received responses from fifteen percent of the 206 Local Authorities in the UK.

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Find out more about our Sick of Pesticides UK Campaign here

Last updated on 1 July 2011

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