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Last Edited: 4/25/2014

Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Public Schools

En Español


About the Study

The California Environmental Health Tracking Program (CEHTP) conducted a study to examine the use of agricultural pesticides near public schools for the top 15 counties by agricultural pesticide use in California for 2010.  Our goal was to improve the methodology for ongoing surveillance of agricultural pesticides in order to understand patterns of pesticide use. 


The study yielded new information about the types and amounts of pesticides applied near public schools.  We hope that this information can be used to help guide policies, research, and other efforts to reduce potential pesticide exposures among schoolchildren.  The results of this study are described in the report Agricultural Pesticide Use Near Public Schools in California.


Report and Resources

  • Executive Summary (PDF)
  • Full Report (PDF)
  • Frequently Asked Questions (web | PDF)
  • General Resources (web | PDF)

Many of the above resources are also available in Spanish.

For More Information

For questions about the study or media inquiries, please contact the CDPH Office of Public Affairs by email or by calling (916) 440-7259.


CEHTP is a collaboration of the California Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute, funded by the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This study is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U38EH000953-02 from the CDC.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, outside organizations, or external reviewers.