Lapses Found in Northampton Schools' Toxins Use Plans; Update Promised

"NORTHAMPTON, Mass. --- The toxins being sprayed on the grounds of the city's public schools may surprise some people."

"That's because the herbicide Lesco Prosecutor is not listed on any of the schools' integrated pest management plans, a state-mandated record that includes a list of all pesticides and herbicides that will be used inside and outside of a school.

Required under the 2000 state Act Protecting Children and Families from Harmful Pesticides, an integrated pest management plan, or IPM, lay out how individual schools will address pest, mold and problem vegetation."

Kristin Palpini reports for the Daily Hampshire Gazette August 13, 2012.

Source: Daily Hampshire Gazette, 08/13/2012