Pesticide Use In Playgrounds

The Law and You

This segment of The Law and You features Eugene, Oregon personal injury trial lawyer Lara Johnson telling about a campaign to prevent pesticide exposure to children in schools, parks and playgrounds.

TRANSCRIPT
JOEL: This is Joel Block for The Law and You with Eugene attorney Lara Johnson. Lara, I understand your firm is currently working on a campaign to prevent pesticide exposure to children in schools, parks and playgrounds.

LARA:¬†Joel, it seems the minute we see spiders, mice, or insects, pesticides are used. Even when properly applied, pesticides can still affect people. Asthma and other respiratory problems related to pesticides are increasing. Pesticides can end up in our lakes and rivers, killing the fish and polluting the water. Of special concern are the areas where our children play–parks and playgrounds. By 2012, schools will be required to have a plan that includes alternatives to pesticides. We are supporting the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides’ pilot project in the Bethel school district that we hope will become a statewide model.

JOEL: Thanks, Lara. For more information about pesticide exposure and what you can do, visit CorsonJohnsonLaw.com. This is a community service and does not replace the advice of an attorney.

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