Tag : Indoor Air Quality

Towards Healthy Schools: Reducing Risks to Children

Coalition for Healthier Schools, 2016. Healthy schools help children grow and learn. But providing children with healthy places to learn is too often an afterthought—or not thought of at all. School facilities have been neglected for decades. Towards Healthy Schools: Reducing Risks to Children is the fourth in a series…

The Many Shades of Green

By: Dr. G. Victor Hellman, Jr. Green buildings, green cleaning, school gardens, and green playgrounds are just a few of the prevalent concepts on the mind of education facility planners and many educational administrators. Just what is this green movement all about? How does a school or a district go…

EPA Publications about Indoor Air Quality in Schools

Publications from EPA on Indoor Air Quality View Resources

Financing Healthy School Environments

EPA, 2016. Numerous sources of funding are available to create and support healthy, productive school environments for students and staff. The links on this page describe how to find a variety of funding sources, including grants, tax credits, loans and others. View webpage.

Managing Asthma: A Guide for Schools

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014. ASTHMA IS COMMON AMONG STUDENTS Approximately 7 million children younger than 18 years of age in the United States have asthma.1 In a classroom of 30 students, about 3 currently have asthma.2 This rate may be higher in densely populated communities or…

Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Coordinator’s Guide A Guide to Implementing an IAQ Program

EPA, 2009. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created the Indoor Air Quality  Tools for Schools (IAQ Tools for Schools) Program to help schools assess and improve indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ is becoming an increasingly important issue in our nation’s schools. Approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population—nearly 56…

HEALTHY CLEANING & ASTHMA-SAFER SCHOOLS A HOW-TO GUIDE

California Department of Public Health, 2014. View Report.