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Even in our homes and yards, we may be exposed to toxins or be polluting the environment without knowing is. Some of this is related to the choices we make in products we use, how we store them and how we dispose of them. The Home-A-Syst program was developed to help people assess their immediate environment to reduce risk to themselves and to the environment. Only some of these relate to pest management, but the pattern of logic is the same for all: think! and consider the consequences and ultimate fate of any potentially toxic home and garden chemicals. (See also the computer tutorial DB Pest by Kerry Richards.)
1 hour to an afternoon.
Can the students now identify the components of risk in the home? Solutions?
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