Healthy School Environments

Title Abstract Publication Date
Direct and Indirect Costs of Asthma in School-age Children. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood and is the most common cause of school absenteeism due to chronic conditions. The objective of this study was to estimate direct and... 12/31/2004
Distractions with Legs. Discusses the dangers that pests and pesticides pose in schools, and the many ways they are attracted to and find their way inside. Non-chemical suggestions for pest control include keeping... 04/30/2007
District of Columbia Public Schools Safety Manual. Describes the District of Columbia Public Schools' Safety and Health Program, as applicable to the employees of both DCPS Facilities and its contractors, performing construction, renovation,... 06/03/2001
Does the Indoor Air Quality in Schools Impact Student Performance? Describes the effects of common indoor pollutants on human performance and suggests programs that can improve indoor air quality in schools. 03/31/2004
Don't Let Mold Take Hold. Advises on totally mold-resistant wall installations. Typical areas at risk for mold growth are described, as are details of mold-resistant joint tape, joint compound, and paint. 06/30/2009
Eat My Dust: Matting Systems and Green Cleaning. Discusses potential environmental hazards that can be tracked into a school, and describes the function and placement of scraper, absorber, and finish mats. 03/31/2008
Eco'tude Auditing and Action Toolkit. Provides guidance to help students estimate the ecological footprint or environmental impact of their school's design and use. Historical audits of energy bills and purchasing, student and staff...
Education Case Studies. Provides case studies for ten schools that variously improved indoor air quality, saved energy, and improved thermal comfort with Lennox equipment. 12/31/2009
Educational Buildings and the Environment. Educational buildings relate to their environment in many ways that affect the surrounding community such as overall appearance, energy consumption, and waste production. This report examines these... 12/31/1992
Effects of Moisture Damage Repair on Microbial Exposure and Health Effects in Schools. Reports the results of an intervention study designed to show the effects of the remediation of moisture and mold damaged school building on the student health. Microbial sampling from indoor air of... 12/31/2001
Electric and Magnetic Fields in California Public Schools. Explains the significant results of the survey The Electric and Magnetic Field Exposure Assessment of Powerline and Non-Powerline Sources for California Public School Environments. The document... 03/31/2001
Electronic Waste: Reuse, Recycle, or Dispose? Describes types of electronic waste, what can typically be refurbished, access to recycling, EPA designations for these wastes, and hazardous materials found in batteries, lamps, and cathode ray... 03/31/2008
Elements of Green. Discusses incorporating green design into school construction, asserting that schools can improve their impact on the environment and reduce their operating costs while educating people about the... 07/31/2002
Employee-Focused Facilities. Discusses lower employee absences due to allergies, asthma, depression, and stress in “green” working environments. Basic principles of employee-friendly design, office layout, lighting, and... 11/30/2010
Energy Conservation and Indoor Air Quality: Partnering to Protect Public Health. Briefly reviews the history of indoor air quality and energy conservation during the past 40 years, and how indoor air contaminants can affect human health. Issues addressed include the OAPEC oil... 12/31/2005
Environmental Concerns in the School Setting The complex interaction of the school building, grounds, staff, students, visitors, activities, equipment, and supplies creates the inhabited school environment. The building, its occupants, and... 12/31/2003
Environmental Hazards: What You Need To Know. Discusses what school business officials should know concerning environmental hazards in educational facilities, particularly bloodborne pathogens (Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Hepatitis B), lead... 10/31/1996
Environmental Quality of Schools. Students in school buildings are not covered by the laws that regulate the health and safety of workplace environments. Also, there are no provisions in law for a parent's or student's... 12/31/1993
Environmental Research Foundation. Environmental Research Foundation (ERF) was founded in 1980 to provide understandable scientific information about the influence of toxic substances on human health and the environment. ERF...
Environmentally Controlled Opportunity: Environmental Hpersensitivity and Our Schools. Environmental hypersensitivity caused by sick building syndrome affects a growing numbers of schools. The author believes changing our view of the school environment, will lead to a healthier school... 12/31/1993
Envision—Promoting Healthy School Environments Vermont Department of Health's Envision program creates and maintains a clearinghouse of environmental health information on the Vermont Department of Health's website that provides...
Facts about PCBs in Caulk. Briefly answers questions concerning the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in building caulk, addressing the history of their uses, testing for them, means of exposure, and abatement in advance... 12/31/2009
Family Guide to School Environments. Assists families in performing an on-site inspection of a potential school. The guide presents descriptions of favorable situations and questions that should be considered while visiting the campus.... 12/31/2007
Fifty State Survey of School Siting Laws, Regulations and Policies. Surveys state laws, regulations, and policy guidance documents regarding the siting of schools on sites contaminated by toxic substances, summarizing their key provisions and listing in an appendix... 06/06/2005
Fighting the War on Germs in Schools. Describes touch-free door systems that prevent the spreading of germs, particularly in schools, where young children are negligent about washing their hands. 06/30/2010