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A Case Study of Environmental, Health & Safety Issues Involving the Burlington, MA Public School System
Type: Case Study - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: This case study, prepared by Todd H. Dresser of the Burlington (MA) Board of Health, details an extensive review of environmental, and health and safety (EHS) issues involving the Burlington, Massachusetts public school system, which began in 1992. The case s...
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ABC's of Asbestos in Schools
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Fact sheet - Response Plans
Summary: This is a 20-page document that can "help parents and teachers answer questions and learn the facts about asbestos in schools. It also outlines the responsibilities of school boards and other school officials toprotect school children and employees from possi...
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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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Asbestos
Type: Fact sheet - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: From the Healthy School Environments portal is a general overview of Asbestos AND links to valuable sites including AHERA and MAP.
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Asbestos in Schools
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Response Plans - Web site
Summary: General information on asbestos, information for parents, teacher snd school employees, information for local education agencies and summary of health effects of asbestos are provided in this comprehensive, yet succinctly brief report on asbestos in schools....
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Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan
Type: Manual/Handbook - Response Plans
Summary: This is the MAP (Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan)as it applys to schools and public/commercial buildings.
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Asbestos News
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: This is a Web site devoted to information about Mesothelioma and Asbestos exposures. It provides news on recent legislative activities, sources of asbestos exposures, asbestos management and health risks, mesothelioma law and identifies types of mesothelioma....
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Asbestos-Containing Materials in Schools Final Rule and Notice (HERA)
Type: Manual/Handbook - Response Plans
Summary: This is a copy of the rules and regulations that apply to all local education agencies. This is a 79-page document.
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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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Besmart
Type: Web site
Summary: This waste reduction website from Wisconsin highlights events and efforts from their state and identifies national resources as well as creative events and programs that could be modified for local use.
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CHEC's HealtheHouse A Resource for Environmental Health Risks Affecting Children
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Fact sheet - List - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Very interactive site. A virtual house starts the experience, however, explore the products, resources and protecting your kids sections for resources on how to reduce environmental health risks to children in and around the home (and in the classroom).
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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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Clean School Buses, Healthy Kids
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Research - Web site
Summary: Millions of our children ride to school each day on buses that are among the dirtiest vehicles on the road. The vast majority of the 442,000 school buses are aging diesel vehicles built to outmoded health and safety standards. These buses emit clouds of cancer...
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Controlling Lead in Drinking Water for Schools and Day Care Facilities: A Summary of State Programs
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This report is designed to identify state programs that address issues of drinking water contamination that arises from the presence of lead. Chidlren are susceptible to adverse health effects from lead and exposure through water in schools and day care facil...
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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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Department of Environmental Quality (Michigan)
Type: Article/Report - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Recycling has been a major component of waste reduction efforts and is part of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Pollution Prevention Strategy. Often, recycling is the first step businesses take toward a more efficient and cleaner operati...
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Dictionary of Toxins
Type: Article/Report - Glossary
Summary: This dictionary provides details on toxins, chemistry, affects, and health/environmental concerns.
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Division of Recycling & Litter Prevention (Ohio)
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Database - List - Research - Web site
Summary: This website identifies potential community grants, recycling efforts in Ohio,rates and local contacts, a variety of studies including a Waste Characterization Study, educational tools and more.
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Division of Waste Management (Kentucky)
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: A directory, education section, fact sheets, forms, news and events as well as links to other environmental resources and programs are offered. Programs include a hazardous waste program, enforcement, field operations, solid waste, superfund and more.
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Ensuring the Health of Schools and Playgrounds
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Schools need to be environmentally healthy places for children to learn and where teachers and other school employees can work. This sit address toxic metals used in school and playground structures, school pesticides and playground toxins as well as schoolsi...
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Facts on Lead
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet
Summary: Background on lead (basic facts), childhood lead poisoning prevention strategies (in outline form)and current facts and figures.
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Federal Requirements for Asbestos Management in Schools
Type: Fact sheet - Response Plans
Summary: This is a brief 2-page guideline for information on maintaining compliance with AHERA Requirements for Supeintendents of Schools,Directors, and others involved in asbestos management at schools.
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Getting the Lead Out
Type: Article/Report
Summary: How are decision makers looking at the issues of potential pollutants and links to educational difficulties? Lead poisoning symptoms, sources, societal influences and how it affects learning are thoughtfully presented in this 6-page article by Erik Ness.
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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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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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Is Lead hiding here?
Type: Article/Report - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: What is lead, why should we care, sources of lead poisoning and symptoms of lead poisoning as well as research links are provided.
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Lead: Glossary
Type: Glossary
Summary: This very short glossary links to ATSDR and MMWR for comprehensive glossaries.
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Maryland Department of the Environment Land Programs
Type: Article/Report - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: To protect human health and preserve and restore land and water resources, MDE implements various programs ensuring the control and proper disposal of waste, managing lead paint compliance activities, assuring that oil is handled in an environmentally safe man...
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Nontoxic High Density Compounds
Type: Article/Report
Summary: A new line of patented nontoxic thermoplastic composite materials that can replace lead and other traditional materials in other applications is being sold called Ecomass® Compounds. These composite materials are completely nontoxic and can be formulated to th...
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Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance (Indiana)
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Database - Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Browse by topics or search through specific categories incuding Indiana grants and awards, community efforts, recycling projects, and publications and forms. Links to the Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts Environmental Educators and a Kids page are pro...
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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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Schools Learn to Protect Students, Staff from Exposure to Asbestos Hazards
Type: Article/Report - Response Plans
Summary: Asbestos is still a presence in public buildings, including schools. This six-page report describes issues of asbestos, AHERA and the rules that need to be observed, and it provides guidelines for development of an Asbestos Management Plan. Published Septemb...
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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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Silent Scourge: Children, Pollution and Why Scientists Disagree
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary: NonFiction

AuthorColleen Moore

ISBN019515391

Colleen Moore’s book identifies a troubling body of evidence. She shows how environmental pollution places an increasing and quantifiable burden on the education of American children. The book...

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Suppliers of Non-lead Fishing Tackle
Type: List
Summary: This is a PDF of non-lead fishing tackle suppliers.
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The Story of Stuff: How our Obsession with Stuff is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health
Type: BiblioResources (Books)
Summary: NonFiction

Authors, Annie Leonard

ISBN 978143912566-3 March 2010

Author Annie Leonard presents a startling clear message, that we have too much Stuff, and too much of it is toxic. She outlines five stages of our consumption-driven e...

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