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School officials who want to know more about pesticides can contact their regional U.S. Environmental Protection Agency office. Information about state regulations is available in state pesticide agencies, which are typically housed in the department of agriculture or environment. County agriculture extension agents can also provide information about pesticide use. Additional sources of information include:

Bio-Integral Resource Center
P.O. Box 7414

Berkeley, Calif. 94707
(415) 524-2567

Citizens for a Better Environment
942 Market Street
Suite 505
San Francisco, Calif. 94102
(415) 788-0690

Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Pesticide Programs
TS-766C
401 M St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460

Publications include:
"A Consumer's Guide to Safer Pesticide Use''
"Citizen's Guide to Pesticides''
"Pesticides Fact Book''
"Pesticides Fact Sheets''

Environmental Protection Agency
Integrated Pest Management Unit
Office of Pesticide Programs
TS-768-C
401 M Street, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460

Environmental Protection Agency
Public Information Center
PM-211 B
401 M St., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
Publications include:
"Pesticide Safety for Non-Certified Mixers, Loaders, and Applicators,'' available in both English and Spanish

General Accounting Office
P.O. Box 6015
Gaithersburg, Md. 20877
Publications include:
GAO/RCED-86-125 "Pesticides: EPA's Formidible Task to Assess and Regulate Their Risks''
GAO/RCED-86-97 "Nonagricultural Pesticides: Risks and Regulations''

National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides
530 7th Street, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20003
(202) 543-5450

Natural Resources Defense Council
25 Kearny Street
San Francisco, Calif. 94108
(415) 421-6561

Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
P.O. Box 1393
Eugene, Ore. 97440
(503) 344-5044

Publications include:
"Planning for Non-Chemical Schoolgrounds Maintenance''
"2,4-D Information Packet''

Rachel Carson Council
8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase, Md. 20815

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