Healthy School Environments

Title Abstract Publication Date
Health Considerations When Choosing School Flooring. Evaluates the health impact of carpet, VCTT (vinyl compount tufted textile), linoleum, terrazzo, ceramic tile, concrete, and rubber, with an emphasis on the indoor air quality impact of each. The... 12/31/2004
Health, Mental Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools: Physical Environment and Transportation. This chapter of the Health, Mental Health and Safety Guidelines for Schools covers accessibility, safety policies, building construction and renovation, maintenance, indoor air, universal precautions... 12/31/2003
Healthful Choices. Discusses school furniture with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Seeking environmentally certified products is recommended, and if none are available, understanding what the furniture... 02/28/2009
Healthful School Environments. Describes quieter technologies for fluorescent lighting and HVAC systems that reduce classroom noise that has been typically tolerated for years. 09/30/2004
Healthier Schools: A Review of State Policies for Improving Indoor Air Quality. Existing indoor air quality (IAQ) policies for schools reflect the variety of institutional, political, social, and economic contexts that exist within individual states. The purpose of this report... 12/31/2001
Healthy and Safe School Environment, Part II, Physical School Environment: Results from the School Health Policies and PRograms Study 2006. Presents facility-related information from The Centers for Disease Control's 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS). Computer-assisted telephone interviews or self-administered... 09/30/2007
Healthy Building Network HBN is a national network of environmental and health activists, socially responsible investment advocates, green building professionals, and others who are interested in promoting healthier building...
Healthy Buildings: The Keystone of High Performance Schools. Describes effects of temperature, humidity, indoor air pollutants, and ventilation on learning. Also included is a lengthy checklist of design and maintenance considerations for good indoor air... 12/31/2003
Healthy Buildings? Health problems related to school buildings can be categorized in five major areas: sick-building syndrome; health-threatening building materials; environmental hazards such as radon gas and asbestos... 12/31/1995
Healthy Children Ready to Learn: Facilities Best Practices. This looks at how educational design can contribute to healthier children through such design solutions as improved food service and physical education facilities, and site selection to encourage... 12/31/2005
Healthy Learning Reports on research at six Florida schools that identified common contributors to poor indoor air quality. Discusses the reasons behind the state implementing the research, the many problems... 05/31/1996
Healthy Learning. Offers ten suggestions for schools and universities to help maintain a healthy indoor environment: proper flooring, sanitary washrooms, consistent maintenance, indoor air quality, preventing mold,... 12/31/2002
Healthy School Design and Construction. Provides a point-by-point compilation of design, building product, and construction practice recommendations for controlling indoor air quality in schools. All school areas and building systems are... 11/30/2002
Healthy School Environment and Enhanced Educational Performance: The Case of Charles Young Elementary School, Washington, DC. This report presents a case study of the renovation of Charles Young Elementary School in Washington, DC, focusing on how an improved school environment contributed to higher levels of educational... 01/11/2002
Healthy School Environments Healthy, properly nourished students who feel safe are better able to concentrate on their work, attend school on a regular basis, and perform well in class and on tests. Despite such research... 07/31/2004
Healthy School Facility Environments [New Jersey] Web site was developed for parents, students, school staff, administrators, architects, engineers and contractors; it contains important information about preventing, identifying and controlling...
Healthy School, Healthy You Conference: A Workplace and Environmental Health and Safety Conference for School Personnel, Managers, Youth, and Parents. This audio archive is of selected sessions from a conference on healthy schools held in April, 2002 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health. The conference focused on such... 04/05/2002
Healthy Schools Campaign The Healthy Schools Campaign is a broad-based coalition of unions, public health groups, health organizations, and community groups which advocates for policies that make schools environmentally...
Healthy Schools Campaign Pesticide Action Kit. This English/Spanish informational kit contains resource materials that school administrators and parents can use to take full advantage of the Healthy Schools Act of 2000 and help them eliminate... 12/31/2000
Healthy Schools Council Checklist Concerning Environmental Health and Safety in Schools. Offers a checklist to identify and monitor important environmental health and safety issues that may be present in a given school building. The issues are organized under categories for renovations... 08/31/2003
Healthy Schools for Healthy Kids. A Parents' Guide for Improving School Environmental Health. Every day students, teachers and staff miss school or are less productive because their health is affected by exposure to contaminants in the school environment. This guide helps the community... 12/31/2000
Healthy Schools Network, Inc. Healthy Schools Network, Inc. is a not for profit education and research organization dedicated to securing policies and actions that will create schools that are environmentally responsible to...
Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures: The Case for Improving School Environment. This book addresses the school as a worksite for faculty, staff, and administrators; as a learning site for students; and as an important site for creating a healthy, productive environment. Born out... 12/31/1992
Healthy Schools: A Resource List Though children spend much of their growing years in school buildings and on school grounds, the environment isn't necessarily healthy. School air quality can suffer from mold, lead, radon,... 12/31/2003
Healthy Schools: Lessons for a Clean Educational Environment. Helps school employees and parents recognize potential environmental health issues at schools, both indoors and outdoors. It includes basic information about mold, radon, VOCs, ventilation, asbestos... 12/31/2007