Monday, February 22, 2010

Schools look at ways to get the bugs out: Kids sensitive to both roach feces, pesticides

The Clark County School District shouldn't rely on pesticides to eliminate cockroaches, which produce feces that are a leading environmental trigger for asthma, a federal official said.

Sherry Glick, the national pesticides and schools coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, told Clark County School Board members and district officials last week that children are much more sensitive than adults to such toxins and are at greater risk for exposure because of their habits. [Full Article]

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