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America's Children and the Environment (ACE)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - List - Web site
Summary: America’s Children and the Environment brings together, in one place, quantitative information from a variety of sources to show trends in levels of environmental contaminants in air, water, food, and soil; concentrations of contaminants measured in the bodies...
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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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Back to School Environmental Checklist
Type: Article/Report - Checklist
Summary: A broad coalition of educational, environmental, health and civic organizations have just released a 2004 School Environmental Checklist today at media events across the country. The action checklist is designed to help parents, students and teachers identify...
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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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Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors
Summary: The Univ. of Connecticut and USEPA have released a 120pp report (available as pdf) "Guidance for Clinicians on the Recognition and Management of Health Effects Related to Mold Exposure and Moisture Indoors," published by the Center for Indoor Environments and...
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Healthy Schools Network, Inc
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A Kids' Page with online activities accompanies this website. An extensive list of internet resources provides access to a large variety of health-related organizations dedicated to healthy school environments and children. If you register you can download a...
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Indoor Air Program
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This is a portal to a variety of facts sheets and educational material links. Included are ABC's of Secondhand Smoke, Air Quality EnvironMinutes, Community Leader Kit for Women and Children, Sick Building Syndrome, Pesticides, Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide,...
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Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings
Type: Article/Report - Glossary - Manual/Handbook - Response Plans
Summary: Concern about indoor exposure to mold has been increasing as the public becomes aware that exposure to mold can cause a variety of health effects and symptoms, including allergic reactions. This document presents guidelines for the remediation/cleanup of mold...
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Recommended Best Practices for Mold Investigations in Minnesota Schools
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Minnesota public schools are increasingly having to respond to the complexities of addressing indoor mold problems and a variety of concerns tht have been raised when such problems occur or are suspected. The goal of this document is to assist school district...
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Recommended Best Practices for Mold Remediation in Minnesota Schools
Type: Article/Report
Summary: An important point about mold problems in Minnesota schools is that school officials are ultimately responsible for how such situations are addressed in their facilities. In this guidance document, MDH attempts to acknowledge thus automony by providing flexibl...
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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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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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United States Toxic Mold Safety and Protection Act, HR 1268 (The Melina Bill)
Type: Article/Report
Summary: The growth of "toxic mold" is becoming a problem of monumental proportions. Exposure to mold growth in residential, public and commercial buildings is believed to have caused serious medical conditions which include bleeding lungs, digestive problems, hair los...
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