Indiana set to adopt rules to limit student exposure to pesticides

July 26, 2010
Backers say voluntary pesticide control has proven to be inadequate

From The Louisville Courier-Journal: New rules intended to protect Indiana's schoolchildren from exposure to pesticides that can cause allergic reactions and other health woes are nearing state approval after a nearly decade-old voluntary pesticide-control effort proved inadequate. The mandatory rules, including barring schools from applying pesticides when children are present, have been pushed by activists who worry about the chemicals' impact on youth.

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