ERIC Number: ED463644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Saugus Union School District Environmental Health Consultation: Review of Environmental and Clinical Laboratory Information.
California State Dept. of Health Services, Oakland. Environmental Health Investigations Branch.
Parents of children in the Saugus Union School District in California were concerned about the safety of classrooms, particularly portable classrooms. Their concerns were amplified by assertions of a local medical toxicologist following evaluations of some teachers and students, and by an Environmental Working Group report about alleged problems with portables throughout California. Efforts by the school district, environmental consultants, and Los Angeles County health authorities were not sufficiently reassuring to some parents. This report discusses results from an evaluation of the classrooms by the Environmental Health Investigations Branch (EHIB) of the California Department of Health Services. Findings indicated no elevated health risks to students. The report's first part details evaluation methods and findings, while the second part directly answers each of the questions posed to EHIB staff at a parent meeting. Data tables provide results of environmental sampling at each school. (Consultations with outside authorities are appended. Contains 68 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Child Health, Hazardous Materials, Mobile Classrooms, School Safety, Toxicology
For full text: http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ps/deodc/ehib/ehib2/topics/saugus.html
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Health Services, Oakland. Environmental Health Investigations Branch.
Identifiers - Location: California