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Safe School Seminar Slated

Exposure to pollution, chemicals and pesticides are detrimental to health. Children are especially sensitive to the effects of these poisons. The increase in asthma, allergies, learning and behavior problems are all related to the increased exposure to these toxins. In order to help protect the health of the children and teachers of Colorado, the Rocky Mountain Environmental Health Association and the University of Colorado at Boulder have joined together to cosponsor the Safe School Seminar. It will be held at Coors Event Center at CU in Boulder on Thursday, February 18, 1999, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Preregistration requested. Call 303-617-9950. This free seminar will feature two speakers: Irene Wilkenfeld who will discuss the physical, cognitive, and emotional consequences of poor indoor air quality caused by pesticides, carpets, molds and other chemicals; as well as, solutions to these problems; and Arthur Slater, developer of the oldest Integrated Pest Management program in the country for the University of California at Berkley, who will discuss the process of IPM and how it relates to the goals of providing healthy facilities. He will present proven techniques for safer controls for cockroaches, ants, rats, fleas and other pests that can be employed at schools, work and home.

Irene Wilkenfeld will also present a lecture on the same topic on Saturday, February 20, 1999, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Vitamin Cottage Auditorium, 12612 W. Alameda Parkway, Lakewood, CO, 303-986-4600, x52. This is open to the public and is a Fragrance Free Event.

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