Return to the W. Alton Jones Foundation Home Page
ProgramsGrantsNewsLinksJoin Us  

HOME >> PUBLICATIONS >> ANNUAL REPORT 99 >> ECONOMICS




Grant Search

Tech Assistance

Getting Involved

Publications


Site Map

About Us

FAQ

Contacting Us

Annual Report 1999

General Intro

Sustainable World

Intro

Maintain Biodiversity

Energy and Climate

Protecting Children's Health from Environmental Threats

Economics for a Sustainable Planet

Secure World

Financial Info


Economics for a Sustainable Planet

Some 85,000 chemicals are used in modern commerce today. Surprisingly few have been tested for their potential to affect children's health. Of these many compounds, pesticides are among those explicitly designed to harm living things. While significant efforts have been made to design pesticides and pesticide application practices to avoid human harm, the lessons of modern toxicology are that we rarely fully understand all the risks. Surprises are inevitable. The foundation has thus funded work to deepen scientific and public understanding of pesticide risks and to expand efforts to protect children's health from environmental harm.

W. Alton Jones Foundation | Copyright 2000 | Home | Top