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Workshop to Address Dangers of Pesticides

October 13, 2014 Featured Events No Comments

1del1Citizens Campaign for the Environment and the Watershed Partnership will host a workshop and discussion about lawn care pesticides and their negative impacts on children’s health on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Keefe Center, 11 Pine St.

Guest speaker Dr. Jerry Silbert will talk about the science behind those health risks and how to reduce children’s exposure to toxic pesticides where they learn and play. Silbert is a physician trained in Pathology, Laboratory Medicine, Blood Banking and Environmental Health, and is the Executive Director of the Watershed Partnership.

Hear success stories from communities that have successfully eliminated pesticide use while maintaining effective pest management on school green spaces and public playing fields.  Also learn proven techniques to reduce the use of toxic pesticides at home and in school.

This event is free and open to all members of the Hamden community.  Educators, PTA members, and elected officials are strongly encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Lou Burch at 203.821.7050 or [email protected].

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