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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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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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ABC's of IPM Implementation in your School District
Type: Checklist - Fact sheet - Response Plans
Summary: This flow chart simplifies the process of IPM.
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Art Safety Training Guide
Type: List - Manual/Handbook - Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) - Web site
Summary: This training guide provides basic information for working safely with chemicals and operations in Visual Arts. The guide is intended to supplement, but not replace, the safety orientation for faculty and students in Visual Arts. Included are chapters on pho...
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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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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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Child Care IPM (Indiana)
Type: Fact sheet - Web site
Summary: Some very basic information about IPM in childcare facilities with regulation information for Illinois and Indiana schools.
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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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Cost of IPM in Schools
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: Routine pesticide spraying is common in Illinois schools. The costs are varied, yet they can be reduced to provide cost-effective alternatives using IPM.
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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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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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Do School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes?
Type: Article/Report
Summary: From acoustics to temperature to air quality, this report addresses conditions of school facilities and how they affect academic objectives. A comprehensive, and linkable, list of resources follows the end of this 24-page pdf.
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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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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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Guidance for Assessing Exposures and Health Risks at Existing and Proposed School Sites
Type: Article/Report - Research
Summary: This 71-page document presents methodology for estimating exposure of school users to toxic chemicals found as contaminants at existing and proposed school sites, and the health risks from those exposures. It incorporates exposure factors unique to the school...
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Illinois Law Requires IPM in Childcare Facilities:Factsheet from Safer Pest Control Project
Type: Fact sheet - Response Plans
Summary: Public Act 93-0381 requires all Illinios licensed childcare facilities to use IPM. This fact sheet provides a brief explanation of the requirement.
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Indoor Air Quality Position Statement
Type: Article/Report
Summary: "It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses that supporting evidence-based indoor air quality policies promotes occupant health and educational success. The school nurse is in a unique position to work with administration, staff, teachers,...
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Little Green Schoolhouse
Type: Article/Report - Web site
Summary: One in five Americans—55 million people—spend their days in K–12 schools. Besides the students, they are teachers, administrators, nurses, janitors, and parent volunteers. This report—a product of a one year intensive focus on a plethora of issues involving sc...
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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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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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Parent's Guide to Safer Pest Management in Schools (English)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet identifies some of the primary concerns for pest control and laws that parents need to know.This is available in English and Spanish.
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Parent's Guide to Safer Pest Management in Schools (Spanish)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet identifies some of the primary concerns for pest control and laws that parents need to know.This is available in English and Spanish.
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Pest Control in Schools and Child Care Centers (Spanish)
Type: Fact sheet - Language Options
Summary: This fact sheet is designed to help Spanish-speaking parents understand the concerns for IPM.
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Pesticides in Schools and Childcares: What are the health risks?
Type: Fact sheet
Summary: A two-page announcement that identifies some of the primary concerns about pesticide exposure in schools and childcare facilities.
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Practical Guide to Management of Common Pests in Schools
Type: Checklist - Manual/Handbook
Summary: This manual is designed to help school officials understand the principles of Integrated Pest Management and to aid them in implementing those principles into a comprehensive pest control program in their facilities. This is available as a 31-page pdf.
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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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Resources and References for Safe Healthy Schools
Type: Checklist - Web site
Summary: This list offers parents helpful tips and resources to address any environmental hazards found in schools.
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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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School Health Index
Type: Article/Report - Checklist - Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: The School Health Index is a self-assessment planning guide that will enable you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your school's policies and programs for promoting health and safety, develop an action plan for improving student health and safety,...
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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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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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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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Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health Database
Type: Database - Glossary - Web site
Summary: This is a searchable database, called TEACH (Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health), with over 1,400 references to chemicals that have the potential to affect children's environmental health. The database is designed to improve the informatio...
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U.S. EPA Indoor Air Quality Tools For Schools Kit
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Twenty percent of the U.S. population spends their days in elementary and secondary schools. And while most parents and teachers would probably accuse schools of being germ factories, that persistent cough and sniffles may not be the result of the latest bug g...
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