Tuesday, March 2, 2010

For Safer, Smarter Children - Reducing Pesticide Use in Indiana Schools

Of the long list of challenges to adequate education, plenty of discussion is given to factors such as funding, curriculum, discipline, personnel and poverty. It wouldn't hurt to pay more attention to what children take into their mouths and noses.

Improving Kids' Environment, the Indiana advocacy organization led by medical and experts, notes that serious threats to bodies and minds lurk throughout the world local children inhabit. Lead, mostly from paint in older homes, has been found to cause lower IQs, learning disabilities, hearing impairment and other defects when ingested by small children. [Full Article].

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