Children and Environmental Sensitivities
Studies have been done illustrate children's health is put at risk and their ability to learn is impacted with exposure to environmental toxins and sensitizers.
By switching to least-toxic products at home and in schools we can help them be healthier, learn better and have a brighter future.
National Healthy Schools in Canada Day
The EHA BC is a partner in the National Healthy Schools in Canada Day to help raise awareness of this need.
- Safe Start for Kids — guides to least toxic products for kids by Washington Toxics Coalition.
- Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools kit — schools-related resources on the web.
Children & Learning
- Guidelines to Accommodate Students and Staff with Environmental Sensitivities: A Guide for Schools.
- Canadians For a Safe Learning Environment — articles on creating safe schools.
- Do Pesticides Affect Learning and Behavior? The Nuero-Endocrine Connection (PDF–81KB) by Warren Porter Ph.D. 2004 — overview of Dr. Porter's findings.
- Distribution of 2,4-D in Air and on Surfaces inside Residences after Lawn Applications: Comparing Exposure Estimates from Various Media for Young Children — abstract, 2001.
- Comparison of pesticide levels in carpet dust and self-reported pest treatment practices in four US sites (PDF–176KB) — Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology 2004.
Updated: September 26, 2016