Much attention has been focused in recent years on the impact of pesticides
on children’s health. As a result of this attention and research
into the environmental health risks of pesticides, federal laws related
to pesticide registration have been changed. Additionally, numerous national,
state and local efforts to minimize children’s exposure to pesticides
have been initiated.
In Washington state, a new law requires public schools (K-12) and licensed
day-care centers to provide annual notification of their pest control
policies and methods, establish a system to notify parents/guardians and
employees of planned pesticide use, and post signs where pesticides have
for additional information about pesticide procedures .
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