Children are in harm's way
In short, a child is absorbing a higher load of pesticides at a time when his or her body is least equipped to protect itself.
Solutions within reach
Top 10 ways to protect kids from pesticides
- Choose kid-safe foods. Whenever possible, shop for fruits and veggies free of pesticides that harm children’s health. More and more families across the country are choosing pesticide-free or organic produce, joining local CSAs, shopping at farmers’ markets or planting their own backyard gardens!
- Keep homes kid-safe. Use safer, alternative methods to control pests in homes, on your pets, and on your lawns and gardens.
- Create safer child care. Daycare centers should be free of pesticides known to harm children. Ask your daycare facility about the pesticides they use, and urge them to join the Eco-Healthy Child Care program run by our partners at the Children's Environmental Health Network.
- Make schools pesticide-free, inside & out. Pesticides that harm children — and especially those known to harm developing minds — have no place in our schools. Learn what communities across the country are doing to create school environments free of neurotoxic pesticides.
- Link local farms to school plates. Urge your school district to link with a pesticide-free farm-to-school program to protect children from pesticide residues and build the family farm economy.
- Support green & healthy farming. Our policies should better support farmers who grow healthy, pest-free crops without relying on pesticides that can harm children. Let's make financial help and on-farm technical support for these growers a national priority.
- Spread the word about pesticides & health. Follow and share the science on pesticides and kids health with friends, family, parent-teacher groups and neighbors. Download our 2-page Conversation Kickstarter to help get the discussion going.
- Press policymakers to put children’s health first. Overall, current rules protect the interests of the pesticide corporations much better than they protect our children. Pesticides stay on the market long after science shows they harm children’s health, and new pesticides are approved that may increase the risk. Find out how you can help press for policies that put children’s health first.
- Vote for kids’ health. From local to state to national elections, hold politicians accountable to vote for kids’ health, not pesticide industry profits.
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