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Important Notice Regarding Drione Dust in School IPM Plans
IMPORTANT NOTICE
FOR SCHOOLS, DAYCARE CENTERS & SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE PROGRAMS
It has come to our attention that some schools have listed Drione Dust formulations within their IPM Plans which contain pyrethrins as an ingredient. Pyrethins have been classified as a "Likely" Human Carcinogen by the U.S. EPA.


WHO TO CONTACT
Trevor Battle: (617) 626-1775

Mark Buffone: (617) 626-1777

Jill Warren: (617) 626-1781


One of the pesticide use restrictions of the Children's and Families Protection ACT is the prohibition of use of Pesticides Classified as Known, Likely, or Probable Human Carcinogens by the U.S. EPA. As PYRETHRINS are listed as a Likely Human Carcinogen, no product containing this chemical should be used on school property, or listed in the IPM plan.

Pyrethroids, synthetic versions of pyrethrin, have not been classifed as known likely,or probable carcinogens. They may be included in IPM Plans

Whether the product is listed within the IPM-Plan or not, it is ultimately the Schools responsibility to ensure FULL compliance with the Pesticide Use restrictions and other provisions of the Children's and Families Protection ACT.

Schools which have submitted plans which list a PYRTHRIN containing product (or any other product otherwise prohibited for use) in their IPM plan, should update their plan immediately and resubmit the plan.

Please visit the following website for Pesticides Classified by the U.S EPA as Known, Likely or Probable Human Carcinogens as well as "List 1: Inert Ingredients of Toxicological Concern."

http://www.state.ma.us/dfa/cpa/toxic/index.htm

The Pesticide Bureau requires that you use the Department-approved Pesticide Information Profiles from the EXTOXNET web site for pesticide specific factsheets. EXTOXNET is a cooperative effort of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho. In the event that the pesticide you are using is not available at this web site, please contact Steven Antunes-Kenyon, Pesticide Bureau Toxicologist at 617-626-1784.