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A Checklist for School Districts Addressing the Needs of Students with Asthma
Type: Checklist
Summary: This is a checklist intended for school administrators and for use in identifying the school's asthma management program.
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Asthma and Indoor Environments
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: EPA provides a downloadable "asthma action card" to help customize an asthma action plan including knowing the asthma triggers for children.Links to learning more information on secondhand smoke, dust mites, molds, cockroaches and pests, pets and nitrogen diox...
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Asthma Regional Council (ARC)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - List - Web site
Summary: The mission of the New England Asthma Regional Council is "to reduce the impact of asthma across New England, through collaborations of health, housing, education, and environmental organizations with particular focus on the contribution of schools, homes, and...
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Asthma Study Links VOCs and Allergens to an Increase in Childhood Asthma
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 6 page study documents a study that investigated links between exposures to VOCs and asthma in young children.
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Chicago Asthma Facts
Type: Fact sheet - List
Summary: This is a list of referenced asthma lung facts for the Chicago area.
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Clean School Bus USA
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - Research
Summary: The goal of Clean School Bus USA is to reduce both children's exposure to diesel exhaust and the amount of air pollution created by diesel school buses. Key topics include overviews of pollutants and programs, consumer information,fuels and fuel additives, mo...
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Cockroach Allergens Have Greatest Impact on Childhood Asthma in Many U.S. Cities
Type: Article/Report
Summary: New results from a nationwide study on factors that affect asthma in inner-city children show that cockroach allergen appears to worsen asthma symptoms more than either dust mite or pet allergens. This research, funded by the National Institute of Environmenta...
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Do Indoor Environments in Schools Influence Student Performance? A Review of the Literature.
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 48-page document was released October 2003.
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Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) Children's Health
Type: Article/Report - Research - Web site
Summary: Children's Health is addressed through collaborations working as part of ECOS. This includes the National Childhood Asthma Prevention Campaign. They offer a report from the working group of representatives from state health and enviornmental agencies on strat...
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EPA's Asthma Research Results Highlights
Type: Article/Report - Research
Summary: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a report, "EPA's Asthma Research Results Highlights," that describes recent advances in scientists' understanding of the factors which cause and exacerbate asthma and that documents ways to reduce the burden...
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Illinois Clean School Bus Program
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: In Illinois, at least 70 percent of the 18,500 school buses in service today are powered by diesel fuel. Thousands of Illinois children ride these school buses, with many of the buses being equipped with diesel engines that lack advanced emission control techn...
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Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program - Excellence Awards 2001
Type: Article/Report - List - School Projects
Summary: The Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (IAQ TfS) Excellence Award is EPA’s most prestigious IAQ award, presented only to schools and school districts that show exceptional commitment and achievement.This recognizes those schools demonstrating exemplary IAQ p...
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Managing Asthma in the School Environment
Type: Web site
Summary: Links to 10 suggestions to manage asthma, including using the IAQ Tools for schools.
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National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Resolution on Asthma Management at School
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This is a position statement that encourages asthma management measures.
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New England Asthma Regional Council (ARC)
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: The mission of the New England Asthma Regional Council is "To reduce the impact of asthma across New England, through collaborations of health, housing, education, and environmental organizations with particular focus on the contribution of schools, homes, and...
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Reducing Asthma Triggers in Schools: Recommendations for Effective Policies, Regulations and Legislation
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This report is a summary of recommendations for effective policies, regulations and legislation under consider or being created. The recommendations consider ventilation, maintenance, chemicals and products, design-construction-renovation, and the full recomm...
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School Indoor Air Quality Best Management Practices
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This is a 135-page PDF. This Manual is intended to help achieve and maintain good indoor air quality in Whasnington's K-12 schools. Good quality indoor air contributes to a safe, healthy, productive and comfortable environment for students, teachers, and oth...
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School-Based Study of Complex Environment al Exposures and Related Health Effects in Children (Part A) Exposure
Type: Article/Report - Research
Summary: The objectives of this study are to (1) document complex exposure patterns involving multiple acute exposures and exposures to chemical mixtures for school children (K - 5) from two low-income, racially diverse neighborhoods in Minneapolis, (2) examine tempora...
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Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey 2003
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This report presents both age-adjusted and unadjusted statistics from the 2003 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) on selected health measures for children under 18 yesars of age, classified by sex, age, race, Hispanic origin, family structure, parent's ed...
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