Pesticides in schools (Leaflet)
Pesticides may be found in schools, pre-schools, and nurseries. They may be used in the school grounds and in the buildings, or be present as residues in the food brought in.
This HEAL leaflet provides a short guide to what these pesticides may be and what health effects they could have. For more detailed information please visit www.pesticidesandcancer.eu
Through the Sick of Pesticides campaign, HEAL aims to show the Government that schools want to take action to reduce exposure, and that the new Government pesticide action plans should be helping them to do so. In Canada and the USA, groundbreaking new rules are being applied to restrict pesticide exposure in schools and play areas; the UK should be doing the same to minimise exposure.
Last updated on 1 July 2011
- Pesticides in schools : Leaflet (PDF – 271.7 kb)