[GRRN] Dr. W. Porter Discusses Pesticides and Childhood Behavior, Feb. 7

From: Hatti Koth (hattik@spnec.org)
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 15:43:11 EST

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     Dr. Warren P. Porter, a University of Wisconsin Toxicologist, will be discussing the findings of his five-year research project linking pesticides with children's mental capacity, emotional balance and social adjustment. Dr. Porter is concerned about the overall affect of pesticides on the nation's children and will offer practical ways to protect children from the harmful effects of pesticides.

    Dr. Porter will be presenting his findings at two free public talks on Monday, February 7, 2000. These talks are part of a pilot project on "Reducing Pesticides in Minnesota Schools" coordinated by the Saint Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium (NEC) and Advocates for Better Health and Environment with partial funding from the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance. The purpose of this project is to access current pesticide practices in the four participating schools and assist them in implementing an Integrated Pest Management program, which can significantly reduce the use of pesticides.

    If you would like more information on these talks, please contact the NEC at (651) 222-7678 or Advocates for Better Health and Environment at (507) 334-5179.

    Attend Dr. Porter's talk on Monday, February 7, 2000 at either location: 2:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Recreation Center, 1978 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul, MN
    7:00 p.m. at Northfield Middle School, 301 Union Street, Northfield, MN

    Please note: Please refrain from wearing scented personal care products like perfume, hand lotion, after-shave lotion, hair spray and mousses when attending this talk. Some people attending are highly sensitive to synthetic chemicals found in scented personal care products and their health can be injured by them. Please understand this request is not just a preference of certain individuals, but is a vital matter of health for them.


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