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EPA Grant To Help Residents Use Safer Pest Control

Release Date: 05/04/2007
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, (202) 564-4355 / jones.enesta@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - May 4, 2007) An EPA grant will provide information to District of Columbia public housing residents at Potomac Gardens Apartments on how to reduce conditions that are conducive to cockroach and rodent infestations, and how to safely use effective pest control measures. The project also aims to reduce the amount of cockroach and mouse allergens in the home, which are known triggers of asthma.

WHO:
John Butler, Project Officer, EPA
Adrian Fenty, DC Mayor
Tommy Wells, City Councilman, Ward 6
William Knox, Chief of Staff, DC Housing Authority
Bailus Walker, Jr., PhD, MPH, Professor of Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Toxicology, Howard University College of Medicine

Gloria Wyche, Acting Dean, University of the District of Columbia

WHAT:
Grant Ceremony for Safe Pest Control Project

WHEN:
Saturday, May 5, 2007
11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT

WHERE:
Potomac Gardens Apartments, located at 12th and G Streets in Southeast DC (Ward 6)