Healthy School Environments

Title Abstract Publication Date
Cleaning for Healthy Schools: How Green Cleaning Can Save Money, Boost Student Achievement, and Safeguard Health. Describes the benefits of green cleaning to occupant health, current labeling of products, and cases where schools have saved money by switching to green cleaning products that were more concentrated... 07/31/2009
Cleaning Up Aging Schools. A New Jersey local affiliate of the National Education Association resolves problems of airless, crumbling, leaky, and moldy school buildings through a labor-management health and safety committee.... 03/31/2003
Cleaning Up Aging Schools. A New Jersey local affiliate of the National Education Association resolves problems of airless, crumbling, leaky, and moldy school buildings through a labor-management health and safety committee.... 03/31/2003
Cleaning, Indoor Environmental Quality and Health: A Review of the Scientific Literature. Advises on the relationship between cleaning, indoor environmental quality, and health. The report discusses allergens in school dust, the effect of poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) on... 07/31/2009
Clearing the Air on Indoor Air Cleaners/Purifiers. Reviews the common types of contaminants found in indoor air and examines the use of air cleaning as an effective IAQ strategy. The report also describes different air cleaning methods, clarifies how... 12/31/2007
Communities and Schools Promoting Health. This Canadian gateway provides a library on school-based health promotion with extensive background information, an explanation of the essential elements of a comprehensive school health approach,...
Comparison of Predicted and Derived Measures of Volatile Organic Compound inside Four Relocatable Classrooms Due to Identified Interior Finish Sources. Reports on laboratory and field studies showing that indoor environmental quality impact of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions are minor when relocatable classrooms are ventilated at or above... 05/31/2003
Connecticut Foundation for Environmentally Safe Schools Founded on the belief that far too often the discovery and remediation of indoor pollution was not occurring until after the health of school occupants was already harmed, this organization seeks...
Contaminant Control. Reviews sources of indoor air pollution in schools, with particular attention to the increased impact of contaminants on children's bodies. Techniques for source control of contaminants and... 03/31/2006
Correlating Indoor Air to Student Academic Performance. Briefly reviews studies indicating links between classroom ventilation and student performance, and offers five easy steps to take for improved air quality. 12/31/2007
Council of Educational Facility Planners Healthy Schools Offers a variety of resources and links to help create schools that are energy-efficient, and have good indoor air quality. Portions of the website include: What is a Healthy School?, Tools for...
Cradle to Grave: What You Need to Know. Discusses categories of hazardous waste, common hazardous waste generated by schools, individual generator statuses of hazardous waste, and storing, shipping, and reducing hazardous waste. 08/31/2010
Creating Healthier School Facilities 12/31/2000
Creating Safe Learning Zones: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions. This report is a follow-up to the first publication of the Child Proofing Our Communities Campaign, titled Poisoned Schools: Invisible Threats, Visible Actions. The previous report looked at the... 12/31/2001
Creating Safe Learning Zones: The ABC's of Healthy Schools. This primer was prepared by the Healthy Buildings committee of the Child Proofing Our Communities campaign. The campaign aims to connect local efforts across the country, raise awareness of toxic... 07/31/2002
Daylighting in Schools: Improving Student Performance and Health at a Price Schools Can Afford. Discusses evidence regarding daylighting and student performance and development, and presents four case studies of schools that have implemented daylighting into their buildings in a cost-effective... 06/15/2000
Delaware Biotechnology Institute: Improving IAQ with UVC. Details the benefits of adding ultraviolet-C lights to this institution's HVAC system. These include use of the condensate as clean make-up water, reduction of biocide use, cleaner indoor air,... 03/31/2008
Desiccant Dehumidification Beats Heat as Construction Drying Method. Describes the necessity of drying building materials after installation, outlining risks of damage and contamination from moisture lingering in the building. HVAC systems should not be used to... 10/31/2006
Designed to Curb Obesity. Argues that convenience-based school design must be reconsidered and advocates design that encourages greater activity and physical movement in the drive to curb obesity. 05/31/2011
Designer Schools: The Role of School Space and Architecture in Obesity Prevention. Discusses the link between school space and architecture and obesity prevention by reviewing and synthesizing available literature in architecture, environmental psychology, and obesity research, in... 10/31/2007
Designing for Safety. Safety must be considered in all phases of the design process. Safety engineering is as technical as any other in the design process and highly regulated. Facility planning teams should enlist the... 08/31/1990
Designing Schools to Help Fight Childhood Obesity: Part One-Inhale. Advises on how school design can promote student fitness, focusing on school interiors. Larger classrooms that can accommodate student mobility, natatoriums, and innovative fitness rooms that... 04/30/2007
Designing the Healthy Residence Hall. Discusses the importance of natural light, ventilation, ability to control one's environment, and a residential feel to successful dormitory design. 09/30/2009
Despite H1N1 Threat, Survey Shows Many Still Neglect Hand Hygiene. Cites the poor quality of restrooms as a disincentive to hand washing. Attractive and well-maintained facilities, with universal access, hands-free accessories, and solid-surface countertops are... 12/31/2009
Development of Health Criteria for School Site Risk Assessment Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 901(g): Child-specific Benchmark Change in Blood Lead Concentration for School Site Risk Assessment. Establishes a new child-specific health guidance value (HGV) for lead, for use in health risk assessment at school sites pursuant to California's Health and Safety Code Section 901(g). These... 03/31/2007