Clean Schools as Basic as Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic (Green Cleaning Schools Act Draft Guidelines)

Posted on December 10, 2007. Filed under: Uncategorized |

School administrators are proving that providing clean indoor air in the nation’s schools is not rocket science.

With more than 53 million children spending a significant portion of their day in the classroom, poor indoor air quality can pose health risks in schools for both students and staff and lead to asthma attacks, decreased performance or diminished concentration.

“Good indoor air quality in our schools is vital to the health and education of our nation’s children,” said Robert J. Meyers, principal deputy assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. “A clean and healthy learning environment is as fundamental as reading, writing and arithmetic.”

The Dec. 6-8 symposium will focus on the latest research and information on environmental health topics such as: radon, mold, asthma management, maintaining ventilation systems for good IAQ, green cleaning products, and best practices of high-performing schools.

EPA introduced the IAQ TfS program in 1995 as a comprehensive resource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing IAQ problems. The program has provided hundreds of schools with a variety of easy-to-use products, materials, and tools at no cost to help them implement an indoor air quality management program.

More information about the symposium is available on EPA’s Schools page at: http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/symposium.html

By Laura B. on Schools lib.wmrc.uiuc.edu

 

Also Green Cleaning Schools Act Draft Guidelines are now Available

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