Indoor Air Quality

Title Abstract Publication Date
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
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 Advice or Alarmist Literature? National Education Association Handbook Creates Unease in Cleaning and Maintenance Industry The publication of an educational handbook on indoor environmental quality has renewed the contentious debate between advocates for the cleaning and maintenance industry and environmental activists... 05/31/1997
Healthy Air, Healthy Students. Discusses humidity, cleanliness, comfort, pollution control, and ventilation in schools. 08/31/2005
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 Design for the Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Marketplace. Examines building design and construction that helps deliver both superior air quality, occupant thermal comfort, and minimize energy consumption. Explores an integrated building systems approach... 12/31/1998
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 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 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 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: 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
HEPA Help. Discusses types of high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters used in vacuum cleaners. Although they can offer thorough filtration of vacuumed air, they are considerably more expensive, and their... 04/30/2006
High and Dry. Cites the effects of indoor air pollution on students, teachers, facilities, and equipment. Recommendations for eliminating excess humidity through proper attention to the building and its HVAC... 11/30/2005
High Indoor Air Quality is Crucial in Schools and Health Care Facilities. Discusses moisture management in wall assemblies and HVAC systems, and moisture-attenuating building products for walls and ductwork. 10/31/2009
How Do I Select an IAQ Consultant? Briefly describes desirable qualifications for an indoor air quality consultant. These include experience, assessing a proposal, building knowledge, and reputation. 12/31/2008
How Healthy Is Your School's Air? Describes sources of indoor air pollution and health risk to children, such as asthma and lower respiratory infections. Asserts that risk of asthma is greater among African-American and Hispanic... 04/30/2002
How to Work with the Media and Positively Communicate Your IAQ Story. Offers suggestions for responding to the media during a negative school indoor air quality event. Do's and don'ts are accompanied by advice on creating a proactive relationship with the... 12/31/2003
How Ventilation Affects Comfort. Discusses the role of air filters in maintaining indoor air quality, citing the history of filters, their typical composition, styles available, and the respective filtration capacities and... 12/31/2009
Humidity Control in Minnesota Schools. Offers guidance to help school building managers and operators understand the process of moisture management. It explains why controlling humidity is important and what settings to choose. It also... 09/30/2005
Humidity Control in School Facilities. Presents a synopsis of research on humidity control in various school HVAC systems, its relationship to comfort, ventilation, and the learning process. Packaged HVAC equipment was typically unable to... 12/31/2001
HVAC and IAQ Systems. Advises on selecting a schol HVAC system for good indoor air quality, emphasizing filtration, quantity and sources of outside air, humidity control, thermal comfort, energy efficiency, geothermal... 12/31/2007