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North Carolina School Children’s Health Act of 2006

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North Carolina School Children’s Health Act of 2006

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  1. North CarolinaSchool Children’s Health Act of 2006

  2. SCHA 2006 • NC Legislators pasted the School Children’s Health Act in 2006 to address concerns with children’s exposure to: • Arsenic-Treated Wood, Mercury, Diesel Exhaust Fumes, Pesticides & Mold and Mildew • Because children spend 30-50% of their time at school • Aims to protect the health of school-age children

  3. SCHA 2006 • State Board shall address public health & environmental issues in the classroom and on school grounds by: • Establishing guidelines for IPM consistent with the Policy of the N.C. School Boards Assoc. as published in 2004 • Guidelines may be updated as needed to reflect changes in technology

  4. SCHA 2006 • Establish guidelines for notification of students’ parents, guardians, custodians, & school staff of pesticide use on school grounds • Principal or Principal’s designee must annually notify them of the schedule of pesticide use on school property & their right to request notification

  5. SCHA 2006 • Such notification shall be made, to the extent possible, at least 72 hours in advance of nonscheduled pesticide use on school property. • “Exempt” pesticide products from this notification are: antimicrobial cleansers, disinfectants, self-contained baits and crack & crevice treatments, also any EPA class IV “relatively nontoxic” products

  6. SCHA 2006 • Requires the use of Integrated Pest Management -IPM • Definition of IPM: “Comprehensive approach to Pest Management that combines: biological, physical, chemical, and cultural tactics…..as well as effective, economic, environmentally sound and socially acceptable methods to prevent & solve pest problems………...”

  7. SCHA • Notification requirements are effective October 2006 • The IPM practices must be in place and in use by October 2011.

  8. More Information • NCDA&CS Structural Pest Control Section • http://www.ncagr.com/SPCAP/structural/ • NCDA&CS Pesticide Section • http://www.ncagr.com/SPCAP/pesticides/ • NC State University IPM • http://ipm.ncsu.edu/urban/cropsci/schoolipm/ • EPA IPM • http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/schoolipm/

  9. Questions About the SCHA of 2006 Contact Timm Dazey-Outreach and Communication Specialist NCDA&CS-SPCAP Division timm.dazey@ncmail.net 919-733-6100 Godfrey Nalyanya, Ph.D. NCSU-School IPM Program godfrey_nalyanya@ncsu.edu