Advocating for the reduction of excess chemical exposure
to support the healthy development of children,
wildlife and the environment.
Parents for a Safer Environment (PfSE) began in 2002 after parents witnessed children being exposed to serious environmental hazards in their preschools. A group of local parent volunteers formed to bring awareness of preventable environmental hazards and offer viable solutions to the community.
PfSE assists local towns, school districts and county departments in Contra Costa County in adopting least toxic pest management and nutrition policies. The group studies and reviews products, methods and services that reduce the risk of exposure to pesticides, cleaning products, and other environmental hazards.
PfSE is a nonprofit grassroots collaborative comprised of parents and community members countywide, an advisory board and local experts working together to encourage the use of safer alternatives to pesticides and promote change in local environmental policies.
Through partnership with Pesticide Action Network of North America (PANNA), PfSE is a charitable organization with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.