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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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Adventures of the Lead Busters Club
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: An online, interactive story for children to help them understand lead poisoning, ways to prevent poisoning and symptoms of lead poisoning. A teachers guide, letters for parents/guardians and additional resources as well as assessments and recipes accompany t...
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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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Controlling Lead in Drinking Water for Schools and Day Care Facilities: A Summary of State Programs
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
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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Death of a Child After Ingestion of a Metallic Charm -- Minnesota, 2006
Grade Level: High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Lead-based paint remains the most common source of lead exposure for chidlren under 6 years. Lead can be found in candy, folk and traditional medications and metallic toys and trinkets. This article describes an unsuspected source of lead that resulted in the...
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Facts on Lead
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
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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Getting the Lead Out
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
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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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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How Mother Bear Taught the Children about Lead
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: This book is written for Native American children. The format is an educational comicbook. It comes with additional games and activities as well as an accompanying teacher's guide.
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How Mother Bear Taught the Children about Lead Teacher's Guide
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials
Summary: This teacher's guide complements the educational comic book How Mother Bear Taught the Children about Lead.
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Is Lead hiding here?
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
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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Kids' Pages at NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet - Language Options - Web site
Summary: The activities on the NIEHS Kids' pages are available in Spanish and in English. This includes hot topics and enviornmental health, science education, games and activities, and more.
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Know Where Lead Might be Hiding
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary
Type: Checklist
Summary: Visual representation in a schematic house of places to look for lead.
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Lead Paint Assistance/enforcement
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Article/Report
Summary: A list of resources from EPA including "Protect Your Family from Lead in your Home" that is offered in six languages.
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Lead Paint Safety A Field Guide for Painting, Home Maintenance, and Renovation Work
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Glossary - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The guide is divided into five sections, The Basics, Before Your Start Work, Doing the Work, At the End of the Job, and Resources/Glossary. This publication is designed for building maintenance workers and their supervisors, painters, contractors, property man...
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Lead Poisoning Prevention Curriculum for Preschool Children and their Families
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Fact sheet
Summary: This lead poisoning prevention curriculum is designed to use with 4-5 year old students and Pre-K students. A teacher's guide, letters and information to and for parents as well as lessons, activities, songs and age appropriate materials are provided. One of...
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Lead Poisoning Prevention Curriculum Project
Grade Level: Pre-K thru Kindergarten - Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Web site
Summary: This guide combines traditional curriculum design with other designs including standards-based curriculum design. It has been developed for pre-k through high school with sections dedicated to preshool-K, 1-2, 3-5, 6-8 and high school. Each contains curricul...
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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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Lead: Topic Home
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School - Post-Secondary
Type: Fact sheet - Glossary - Web site
Summary: Lead is a soft, heavy, blue-gray metal. It occurs naturally in the earth’s crust, and human activities such as burning fossil fuels, mining, and manufacturing have spread it throughout the environment, including our homes and workplaces. Fact sheets on lead,...
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Nontoxic High Density Compounds
Grade Level: Middle School/Junior High - High School
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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Playing with Poison: Lead Poisoning Hazards of Children's Product Recalls 1990-2004
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 22-page document (pdf) reviews appropriate legislation and acts, provides facts and statistics and identifies surprisingly common toys and children’s products that have been recalled for lead hazards (including vending machine jewelry). The table of cont...
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Screening for Young Children for Lead Poisoning: Guidance for State and Local Public Health Officials
Grade Level: Post-Secondary
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 205-page document is available as a PDF and it contains guidelines and suggestions for lead poisoning prevention, statewide plans for childhood blood lead screening, role of child health-care providers and resources. Appendices provides facts and figures...
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Soil Module from AMBIENT
Grade Level: High School
Type: Article/Report - Classroom Lessons - Classroom Materials - Database - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: The AMBIENT curriculum soil module evolves around the scene of a legal action regarding an old hazard, lead poisoning of kids. Several news videos are included and lessons and problem solving are developed around these resources.
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Suppliers of Non-lead Fishing Tackle
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: List
Summary: This is a PDF of non-lead fishing tackle suppliers.
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Teacher's Guide to Indoor Air Quality
Grade Level: Elementary - Middle School/Junior High - High School
Type: Checklist - Classroom Games and Activities - Classroom Lessons - Fact sheet - Glossary - List - Manual/Handbook
Summary: The National Safety Council's Environmental Health Center (NSC's EHC) and the US EPA have developed a Teacher's Guide to Indoor Air Quality. This guide is an excellent companion tool to accompany the IAQ Tools for Schools. The guide provides worksheets and an...
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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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