The CD-based Resource Tool Toxicology in the Classroom aims at raising awareness among young students about potential adverse effects of chemicals and help reduce careless use of pesticides.
Infants and children are particularly vulnerable to pesticides and other toxic chemicals because their bodies are smaller and still developing. Children also face greater exposure than adults due to their hand-to-mouth behaviors. Children living in farming areas or whose patents work in agriculture suffer greater pesticide exposure than other children.
This training will help provide basic understanding of toxicology and awareness of the need for protective and precautionary measures to avoid adverse effects on human beings and the environment.