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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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ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry) Glossary of Terms
Type: Glossary - Language Options
Summary: This glossary of toxic substance terms is available in English and in Spanish.
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ATSDR (Agengy for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Language Options - List - Web site
Summary: ATSDR Activities in Illinois are only a portion of the valuable information provided at this website. A glossary, an alphabatized index, news, feature articles,tox FAQ's, toxicological profiles, CERCLS Priority lists of harzardous substances and minimal risk l...
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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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Chemical Management Resource Guide for School Administrators
Type: Manual/Handbook - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This practical guide (and video) can help your school reduce the use of dangerous chemicals and install safer chemical management practices. It is aimed especially at helping school administrators to set policies that protect against dangerous chemical exposur...
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Creating Safe Learning Zones: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: The Child Proofing Our Communities Campaign was established two years ago as part of a nationwide coalition of grassroots groups working on school-based environmental health issues. The campaign aims to connect local efforts across the country, raise awareness...
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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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Environmental Virtual Campus
Type: Web site
Summary: Developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this virtual campus uses an engaging, intuitive format to highlight potential environmental issues at nine campus areas, and provides compliance information and good management practices on a number...
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Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard
Type: Database - Web site
Summary: As an extension of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's effort to reduce the generation of hazardous wastes and potential workplace exposures in their research and academic laboratories and to provide a pollution prevention tool for the broader resea...
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Green Chemicals Alternative Wizard
Type: Checklist - Web site
Summary: The Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard is a web-based tool. The wizard is a guided process that allows the user to search from a select list of solvents commonly used in the laboratory, and the associated process. The Wizard identifies less hazardou...
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Green Solvents for Chemistry
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Non-fiction,

AuthorsNelson, William M

ISBN019515736-2

This is an introduction and reference book to Green Chemistry designed for both the university level instructor or industry. Chapters include philosophy of green chemistry, chemic...

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Greening School Presentation (Overview)
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Learn about the Greening Schools project from Illinois EPA and Waste Management and Research Center in this introductory powerpoint presentation.
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Greening Schools Presentation (Brief)
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: Introductory presentation for Safe Chemicals in Education workshops and for the need to remove hazardous materials from schools.
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Guidance on Chemical Management in Schools
Type: Classroom Materials - List
Summary: This includes Recommended procedure for conducting an inventory; List of common hazards and guidelines for handling hazardous materials; Self-assessment tool for determining compliance with the Rules and Regulations Governing Schools in the State of Colorado;...
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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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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT
Type: Database
Summary: EPA has developed a unique software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage their school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues. The new Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT) is designed to be customized and u...
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Healthy SEAT Download
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Checklist - Manual/Handbook - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Software, user's manual, checklist and guidebook and other information materials for using the Healthy SEAT assessment tools are available at this location.
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Illinois Toxic Art Supplies Code
Type: Classroom Materials - Database - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This is a menu of the Illinois Administrative Code database that applies to toxic art supplies for schools. The purpose and applicability states that: "The Toxic Art Supplies in Schools Act requires the Department to develop lists of art or craft materials w...
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Introductory Readings in Green Chemistry
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Bibliographic resource of carefully selected articles on Green Chemistry with overviews, benefits, safer starting materials, using renewable resources, finding safer solvens, and reusing or recycling produts and waste.
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MSDS FAQ's
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: The table of contents includes What is a Material Safety Data Sheet, Who are MSDS's for, What does an MSDS look like, Are there any tutorials that explain how to read an MSDS. Where can I get MSDS's. In addition to an introduction, regulations links are provi...
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Pollution Prevention Measures for Safer School Laboratories
Type: Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: Hands-on activities are an essential part of school science. Activities conducted in school laboratories are important if students are to learn the processes of science and have direct experiences that capture their interest and maintain their motivation. A sc...
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Research and Educational Laboratory Waste Reduction
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: This fact sheet addresses waste reduction in research and educational laboratories. Included are examples of better operating/management practices and procedural or institutional policies that result in waste reduction. (PDF format; Length: 6 pages)
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Safe Chemicals in Education: Green Chemistry Workshop Presentation
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of six Green Chemistry principles as introduced in the IEPA/IWMRC Safe Chemicals in Education workshops.
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Safe Schools
Type: Article/Report - Checklist
Summary: Safe Schools, a project supported by the New Jersey Department of Education, Office of Vocational-Technical, Career and Innovative Programs to help schools reduce risk from occupational safety and health hazards. The project is administered through the Public...
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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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Tox Town
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Database - Language Options - Web site
Summary: Tox Town is an interactive game that provides suggestions as to where toxic chemicals can be found in our daily lives, non-technical descriptions of chemicals, links and other resources. Tox Town uses color, graphics and creative ways in which middle school a...
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ToxFAQs for Mercury
Type: Fact sheet - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about mercury. For more information, you may call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health eff...
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Help Desk Questions

How do I receive free chemical disposal for the Science Department at our high school?
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