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Health in the Arts, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago


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A Small Dose of Toxicology
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: This interactive poster presents the health effects of common chemicals that includes toxic agents such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, pesticides, lead, mercury, arsenic, metals, solvents and animal plant toxins. It includes a glossary, powerpoints and intera...
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A Small Dose of Toxicology Book
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: Author: Steven Gilbert, Ph.D, DABT, ISBN:0415311683 280 pages This is a professional and technical book for the layman that is a user-friendly resource on toxicology of common chemicals including alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, heavy metals, solvents and r...
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Artist Beware: The Hazards In Working With All Art And Craft Materials And The Precautions Every Artist And Photographer Should Take
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-fiction, reference

Authors, McCann, Michael, PhD, CIH

ISBN 1-59228-592-9

Dr. McCann presents a comprehensive manual on the hards of working with all art and craft materials and the precautions every artist and craftsperso...

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Artist's Complete Health and Safety Guide
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - Manual/Handbook
Summary:

Non-fiction, reference

AuthorsRossol, Monona.

ISBN 1581152043

Monona Rossol provides a comprehenshive guidebook on raw materials used by artists, their reglations, associated risks, and precautions for individual media incud...

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Chemicals and Human Health
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Experiment
Summary: This is a set of online activities for grades 6-12 and introductory university students. This interactive web site covers toxicology, the effects of metals on kidneys and basic lunch anatomy and function. Once activity allows students to collect and analyze...
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Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: The Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action identifies and describes 16 clean energy policies and strategies that states have used to meet their clean energy objectives. It describes how states are successfully expanding the role of clean energy in the U.S. e...
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Clean Green Healthy Schools: An Environmental Health and Safety Activities Book for Teachers and Students (March 2003)
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The goal of the Clean,Green and Healthy Schools Manual is to protect students and the school community's health and safety on campus and in the home. Every student has the right to attend a school whose environment, staff and training protects and nurtures ph...
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Death by Particles
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students read a brief news article about a resesarch study showing that ambient particulate matter (PM) less than 10 micrometers in size and other air pollutants increase women's relative risk for coronary heart disease. Then they use data from the article to...
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Environmental Council of the States (ECOS) Children's Health
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
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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Environmental Health Curriculum, Lesson Plans, and Activities (K-12)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Experiment - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: Educational activities designed to enhance science, health and environmental education lessons are provided through the SWEHSC. Additional resources (curricula, lesson plans, powerpoint presentation, and various links) support these goal.
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Eyes: Windows to the World
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students read and discuss an article on vision disorders related to environmental exposures. Then they use the article as the basis for the creation of a photo collage using both their own photos and images collected from various sources. This is an integrat...
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Food for Thought: Healthy Habits for Back-top Schoolers and Beyond
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: As your kids return to the classroom this fall, are they being schooled in unhealthy eating? Here's how to protect their ability to learn by starting with a healthy diet and reducing exposures to brain-damaging toxins. This includes guideslines on what to do t...
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Healthy Beginnings: Lead Safe Families
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Glossary - Language Options
Summary: The American Academy of Pediatrics has identified lead poisoning as one of the most common toxicological hazards facing young children in the United States. Most homes built before 1978 have paint with lead, and children living in these homes are at risk for i...
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In Katrina's Wake
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students will read the article "In Katrina's Wake," review geographhic information system (GIS) maps of the region identifying locations for hazardous materials, and discuss the variety of environmental health hazards resulting from Hurrican Katrina. Students...
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Is Organic Food Worth the Extra Cost?
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students calculate the amount of pesticide residue in selected foods for two pesticides and determine if these levels are safe. Then they read an article about a research study looking for metabolites of these pesticides in children. Finally, they use this i...
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Lead and Mercury: Comparing Two Environmental Evils
Grade Level: High School
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: In this media-based lesson, upper level high school students will analyze the physical, chemical and health risk similarities between lead and mercury. Then they assemble information about the presence of lead in chocolate and mercury in fish, along with the...
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Protecting Children's Health Slide Show
Type: Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours
Summary: This slide show provides a short (19 slides) position on environmental factos contributing to childhood health and diseases.
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Reduce your child's exposure to chemicals
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Article/Report
Summary: In addition to largely unknown chronic effects, many chemicals in common household products pose immediate danger if accidentally ingested. For those reasons, consumers should read labels carefully and choose products that appear to pose the lowest risk. It's...
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Toxic Tic-Tac-Toe
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Students read an article about neurotoxicants in the environment and their effects on children. Then they assess what they have learned about the health effects, standards, and sources of these neurotoxicants by playing Toxic Tic-Tac-Toe. The link to the May...
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Toxicity and Exposure Assessment for Children's Health Database
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
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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Unequal Housing, Unequal Health
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Article/Report - Case Study - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: The EHP lessons provide lessons for students that are linked to actual articles. The summary for this lesson is "students read the article Dwelling Disparities: How Poor Housing Leads to Poor Health" to obtain a comprehensive picture of how environmental heal...
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UV Bead Magic (Solar Beads)
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: Using ultraviolet detecting beads, students will be able to explain how the amount of UV radiation varies in differing conditions of sun and shade and they will be able to explain the importance of using sunscreen. (A source for solar energy beads is www.teac...
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What Can I Do? An Alphabet for Living
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: Non-Fiction

Author, Lisa Harrow

ISBN 1-931498-66-0

What Can I Do? An Alphabet for Living is a directory for the who's doing what in sustainability education and action around the country. This is a simple guide for learning what in...

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What's Your Hypothesis?
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Lessons
Summary: Students develop an hypothesis about the connection between air pollution and cardiovascular disease and then test this hypothesis using statistical analysis.
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