Tag: integrated pest management

Where are the Responsible Professionals in Pest Control? I Know You’re Out There!

January 14th, 2011, No Comments

I wrote an article in 2002 about the forms of pest control typically used in schools to the detriment of both children and adults. Titled, “Getting the Bugs Out”, it was the first article I published after losing my ability to work from the effects of pesticide poisoning suffered in a school I was supervising […]

The Morality of Litigation Part III – Enforcing the Principles

October 27th, 2010, No Comments

MY CASE IN POINT My recent blog posts have all referred to issues of pesticide poisoning in my own, personal experience and from reports of other incidents in the schools. I have posted about the adverse effects of these chemicals in the community at large when used lawfully and unlawfully. Most recently, I noted the […]

The Whistle-blower Express: Calling Lisa Jackson!

October 17th, 2010, No Comments

Administrator Lisa Jackson is one of the busiest people in America. Her recent appointment to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is of enormous importance to citizens throughout the world. Not since Carol Browner’s tenure in the Clinton White House, have we seen anyone as committed to the reduction of toxic substances in our personal […]

Pesticides: A Form of Eco(nomic) Terrorism

September 21st, 2010, 3 Comments

The New York Times reported a horrendous crime perpetrated upon young girls and their teachers in Afghanistan over a period of years, in the form of poisoning. Compounds commonly found in pesticides known as organophosphates (or “OP’s”) were applied to school buildings housing female students and mass illnesses occurred, while village authorities relegated the ailments […]

Pesticides in Schools: My Testimony Before the New Hampshire Legislature

February 13th, 2010, 3 Comments

The New Hampshire legislative committee on the Environment and Agriculture held a hearing on 2/11/10 to discuss Bill #1456 presented by Representative Suzanne Smith. This bill proposed the creation of a committee to study the use of pesticides in the schools and other places where children congregate. Here is the text of my written testimony […]

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