We protect the health of our children, wildlife, and environment by working to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in our communities
Every day we're exposed to toxic chemicals such as pesticides that risk unnecessary harm to our health, the health of our wildlife, and our environment.
We've learned that the best way to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals is through systemic change in our local, county, and state governments.
We've prevented illness and fostered health among generations of people in the Bay Area and beyond through policy and legislative change.
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“Pesticide Profiling” Training in Oakland, CA or by webinar
August 8th, 2019 10AM-Noon (PST)
- Learn how to identify the toxicity of pesticides and use databases. Learn Shortcuts using the PANNA database correctly
- Create a “Toxicity Table” listing all pesticides being used and
- Quantify products & active ingredients used and convert to a standard to compare all pesticides used across programs or time
- Produce graphs using EXCEL (easy) for visualizing the quantity of each pesticide product used by toxicity categories and compare change in usage over time Read More..
Victory this Month! East Bay Regional Park District Board agrees
on July 16, 2019 to restrict glyphosate (Roundup)
The East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD) Board of Directors has voted unanimously to ban the weed killer, glyphosate, immediately from all picnic areas and by the end of 2020 from all developed areas (developed areas include lawns, sports fields, campgrounds, paved trails, parking lots, beaches and concession areas). The resolution was led by Director Rosario, elected in 2016 with an ardent goal to reduce pesticide usage. Read more..
Left to Right: Lynda Deschambault, 4CL Executive Director;
Mei Collins, Calpirg Intern, Harvard University,
Susan JunFish, PASE Director
Effective July 16, 2019: No more glyphosate in EBRPD picnic areas,
largest park district in the U.S. Read their press release
AB 1788 would ban second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) throughout the state, except for agricultural use or by special permit. These are the most toxic—"one feeding kills"—poisons that stay in rodents' systems long after death and contaminate the food chain, causing poisoning to California's iconic wildlife. The bill would also ban the use of less potent, though still very dangerous, first generation anticoagulant rodenticides (FGARs) on state-owned lands. A recent analysis of 11 studies found that more than 85% of California mountain lions, bobcats, and Pacific fishers have been exposed to these dangerous poisons. Recent studies also found that 70% of Northern spotted owls and 40% of barred owls were exposed. Your phone message: Ask your Assemblymember and Senator (click on button above) to support AB 1788 to ban rodenticides as Marin, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties have done. Thank you!
PASE has worked to change many agencies’ environmental health policies that address pesticides, cleaning products, and nutrition. PASE provides consultation to help reduce the exposure to hidden sources of flame retardants, PFC's, nanoparticles and other environmental toxins in order to reduce risk to child care facilities, public agencies, the hospitality and food service industry and individual homes and businesses. Our expertise is in pesticide program reviews and ensuring that pest control programs are transparent, accountable, and collaborative while analyzing pesticide usage, providing sustainable solutions, designing pilot trials, and drafting sustainable and effective integrated pest management policies and programs for all stakeholders.
Photo: Successful burrowing landscape & structural rodent control trapping demonstration at one of our CDPR accredited IPM workshops.
We organize focused meetings and conferences to help train municipality staff in Contra Costa County and surrounding areas with effective and economical, least toxic pest control options.