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30 Priority Chemicals
Type: Checklist
Summary: EPA's National Waste Minimization Partnership Program focuses on reducing or eliminating the generation of hazardous waste containing any of 30 Waste Minimization Priority Chemicals. These chemicals are found in hazardous waste and are documented contaminants...
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ABC's of Healthy Schools
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet
Summary: This is brief brochure provides suggestions for creating a voice for children and creating healthy school environments.
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All Purpose Solution, The
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This is a "show me the money" wake up summary of cleaning and educational productivity in schools.
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Educational Performance, Environmental Management and Cleaning Effectiveness in School Environments
Type: Article/Report - List
Summary: A growing body of scientific evidence shows that the cleaning process affects learning and productivity in schools. This study addresses educational performance measures and definitions as well as guidelines for effective cleaning.
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Environmental Compliance and Best Management Practices Guidance Manual for K-12 Schools
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This user-friendly manual is organized into typical school departments (administration, academic, facilities operation and maintenance, grounds, custodial, transportation, nursing and printing. Within each “unit” are the various programs. Within facilities ope...
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Financial Case for Cleaning
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Oddly reduction of cleaning costs may actually decrease occupant productivity. Productivity (employee and students) can drop with poor air quality that results from cleaning (and lack of). This is a three-page report that raises some interesting questions.
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Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home Nonfiction

AuthorsLinda Mason Hunter and Mikki Halpin

ISBN 1595910042 There is a revolution going on in America-a green revolution. The latest front is the ho...

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Green Cleaning: How to Select and Use Safe Janitorial Chemicals
Type: Article/Report - Checklist
Summary: This 14-page pdf provides a guideline for selecting and using janitoral supplies. Included are tables on risks associated with common cleaners (all-purpose, metal, restroom and toilet, and glass cleaners), information on locating preferable products and using...
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Green Flag Program
Type: Case Study - Checklist
Summary: The Green Flag Program is a project of the Child Proofing our Communities Campaign coordinated by the Center for Health, Environment and Justice. They offer a start up kit to help school communities learn about the program and its materials describe how to fo...
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Green Seal
Type: Web site
Summary: "Green Seal is an independent, non-profit organization that strives to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by identifying and promoting products and services that cause less toxic pollution and waste, conserve resources and habitats, and minimize globa...
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Health and Safety Guide for K-12 Schools in Washington
Type: Checklist - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This guide's primary focus is to recommend good health and safety practices to help ensure safer schools in the state of Washington. It is not aimed at prevention intentional violence in schools. It shall jointly prepare a guide for use by department personn...
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Household Chemicals and Alternatives
Type: Classroom Materials - List - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: This list provides information on alternatives to household chemicals and cleaning recommendations as well as links to appropriate material safety data sheets and books, printed curricula and learning standards.
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Household Products Database
Type: Database - Fact sheet - Glossary - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Summary: The National Library of Medicine's (NLM) Household Products Database has been updated and now includes 6000 brand name products. The Household Products Database is a consumer's guide that provides information on the potential health effects of chemicals contai...
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IAQ Tools for Schools Kit - Ventilation Checklist
Type: Checklist
Summary: Checklists for administration, building maintenance, food service, health officer, integrated pest managmenet, renovation and repairs, school officials, teacher's classroom, ventilation, walk though inspection, and waste management are all available from this...
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Indoor Air Quality and Student Performance (August 2003)
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Evidence continues to emerge showing that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause illness requiring absence from school, and can cause acute health symptoms that decrease performance while at school. In addition, recent data suggest that poor IAQ may directly...
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IPM Resource Center for Schools and Childcare Facilities
Type: Checklist - Database - List - Web site
Summary: Texas Cooperative Extension and Texas A&M University have provided a comprehensive resource for IPM developed to promote IPM in schools and childcare facilities through the US. Pest sighting logs, inspection checklists, application and monitoring forms are pro...
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Janitorial Products Pollution Prevention Project (JP4)
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Facts sheets, evaluation tools, checklists, resources, ingredient data on cleaning products, product msds's for cleaning supplies, and much more is provided on this website. Permission is granted to freely copy, distribute and use these materials (and forms)...
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Paint in Schools
Summary: This fact sheet addresses some of the basic concerns related to paints in the school environments, what kids can do and suggestions for schools (and parents).
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PaintWise
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Web site
Summary: Earth 911, the nation’s portal for local environmental information, has joined with the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) and the Product Stewardship Institute, Inc. (PSI) to launch the Paint Wise consumer information portal. The Paint Wise web po...
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Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This is available as full-document, 184-page pdf file, or by individual chapters: Introduction to school facilities maintenance planning, planning for school facilities maintenance, facility audits: knowing what you have, providing a safe environment for learn...
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Quick & Easy Guide to Green Cleaning in Schools, The
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: The five steps include switching to green cleaning products, introducing green equipment and supplies, adopting green cleaning procedures, using green paper and plastic products, and sharing the responsibility. Instruction for implementation and guidance for...
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Schools and Cleaning Products
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: A fact sheet with suggestions for cleaning products, alternatives and efforts that can be provided by students and by schools to help decrease the amount of cleaning chemicals within the schools.
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Science-based recommendations to prevent or reduce potential exposures to biological, chemical, and physical agents in schools
Type: Article/Report - Research
Summary: This is a 51-page PDF document.
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Take a Deep Breath and Thank Your Custodian
Type: Article/Report - List
Summary: Develop a local association IAQ action plan with this guide (15 page PDF).
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Understanding and Using the PCRC Emissions Calculator
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Understanding and Using the PCRC Emissions Calculator The Painting and Coatings Resource Center has provided a nice resource for determining the volatiles or volatile organic compounds found in paints. Simple formulas provide methods for determining VOCs emi...
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