Indoor Air Quality

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Air Cleaning Devices for HVAC Supply Systems in Schools Guidelines for maintaining indoor air quality in schools with HVAC air cleaning systems are provided in this document. Information is offered on the importance of air cleaning, sources of air... 12/31/1991
Air Fair: Q & A with Mary Smith. Presents an interview with the director of the Indoor Environments Division at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the issue of poor air quality inside schools and what the government is... 06/30/2002
Air Pollution Around Schools Is Linked To Poorer Student Health And Academic Performance. Exposing children to environmental pollutants during important times of physiological development can lead to long-lasting health problems, dysfunction, and disease. The location of children's... 04/30/2011
Air Quality and Ventilation Rates in Schools in Poland - Requirements, Reality and Possible Improvements. Compares indoor air quality in classrooms in Poland with national and international standards. The evaluation is based on measurements in 28 classrooms in Warsaw. Both temperature and carbon dioxide... 12/31/2001
Air Rights. Discussion of how poor air quality in schools affects teachers. According to experts, bad air is good for no one, but teachers may be more at risk of developing health problems from it than their... 07/31/2002
Airing It Out. Discusses how proper maintenance can help schools eliminate sources contributing to poor air quality. Maintaining heating and air conditioning units, investigating bacterial breeding grounds, fixing... 09/30/2000
Allergens in School Settings: Results of Environmental Assessments in 3 City School Systems Environmental allergens are major triggers for pediatric asthma. While children's greatest exposure to indoor allergens is in the home, other public places where children spend a large amount of... 07/31/2006
Allergic and Non-allergic Students' Perception of the Same High School Environment. The aim of the study was to describe how allergies and non-allergies perceive the same environment. All high school students in a town in southern Sweden were invited to answer a questionnaire... 05/31/1999
An Air of Concern. Poor indoor air quality is a common problem in schools. Deferred maintenance and aging HVAC systems are a major cause of schools' IAQ problems. Examines how indoor air quality (IAQ) problems can... 04/30/1998
An Air of Concern. Examines the signs of indoor air quality (IAQ) problems, why the problems exist, and control methods to use. Human physical symptoms to look for when an IAQ problem is present are highlighted and IAQ... 03/31/1999
An Approach to Management of Critical Indoor Air Problems in School Buildings [Finland] This study was conducted in a school center that had been the focus of intense public concern over 2 years because of suspected mold and health problems. Because several attempts to find solutions to... 05/31/1999
An Exposure Assessment of PM10 from a Major Highway Interchange: Are Children in Nearby Schools at Risk? In response to community concerns, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety of the Los Angeles Unified School District conducted an exposure assessment study in the East Los Angeles area to... 08/31/2002
Application of a School Building Thermal Response Numerical Model in the Evolution of the Adaptive Thermal Comfort Level in the Mediterranean Environment. Reviews the adaptive thermal comfort model and then applies and compares it with the performance of the conventional thermal comfort model for a school located in a Mediterranean weather environment... 11/30/2010
Are Schools Making Kids sick? Reports on how school air is sickening students in schools. Describes a New York study that finds correlation between building maintenance and illness. Refers to studies that estimate one-third of U.... 01/15/2012
Assessing Risk of Legionella. Presents considerations for assessing risk of Legionella exposure in situations where water dischargers, such as those from HVAC systems, operate in close proximity to humans. 03/31/2004
Assessment of Organic Compound Exposures, Thermal Comfort Parameters, and HVAC System-driven Air Exchange Rates in Public School Portable Classrooms in California The prevalence of prefabricated, portable classrooms (portables, relocatables, RCs) has increased due to class size reduction initiatives and limited resources. Classroom mechanical wall-mount... 07/31/2003
Association of Domestic Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds with Asthma in Young Children. Reports the results of a study where asthmatic children were identified, and their exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOC's), average temperature, and relative humidity were measured in... 12/31/2003
Associations Between Classroom Carbon Dioxide Concentrations and Student Attendance in Elementary Schools in Washington and Idaho. This article is based on a Lawrence Berkeley National Lab report. The study involves CO2 measurements inside and outside the 436 classrooms of 22 schools in Washington and Idaho. According to the... 09/30/2003
Asthma Among Secondary Schoolchildren in Relation to the School Environment. Poor indoor air quality has been suggested to be related to the increase in the prevalence of asthma that has occurred in the western world, especially among children and young persons. Apart from... 10/31/1997
Better Circulation. Discusses the use of low-speed, large diameter ceiling fans to improve thermal comfort in schools. 10/31/2010
Breathe Deeply. Discusses indoor air quality issues related to school gyms, locker rooms, and pools; explores ways to keep the indoor environment healthy. Includes discussions of mold and fungus control as well as... 04/30/2000
Breathe Easy. Describes the complex mix of potential indoor air pollutants and their sources, with various plans that some districts have implemented to improve their indoor air quality. 05/31/2005
Breathe Easy. Examines indoor air pollutants typically found in schools and presents tips for controlling them. 06/30/1999
Breathing Easier in Beaufort County. Describes how teachers in this South Carolina county organized and helped craft an indoor air quality plan, in spite of being in a non-bargaining, right-to-work state. 09/30/2004
Breathing Easier. Describes use of Environmental Protection Agency's Tools for Schools tool kit to improve indoor air quality aimed specifically at eliminating asthma triggers such as dust mites and mold.... 12/31/2002