ERIC Number: ED472772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Healthy Schools for Healthy Kids. A Parents' Guide for Improving School Environmental Health.
Asserting that few people recognize that concentrations of toxic pollutants are often many times higher inside buildings than outdoors, this guide offers advice on improving school environmental health in Vermont. Its chapters are: (1) "Indoor Air Pollution is a National Problem"; (2) "School Environmental Health in Vermont"; (3) "Act 125: The School Environmental Health Bill"; (4) "Health Implications of School Indoor Air"; (5) "The Precautionary Approach to School Environmental Health"; (6) "Getting the School Community Involved"; (7) "Basics of Indoor Air Quality and School Environmental Health"; (8) "Evaluating Products for Health and Environmental Impacts"; (9) "Pesticides"; and (10) "General Guidelines." (Appendices contains the School Environmental Health Act, an environmental health audit form, and the draft school diesel idling policy for Vermont schools. Contains 82 references.) (EV)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Educational Facilities Improvement, Environmental Standards, Hazardous Materials, Indoor Air Pollution, Parent Materials, School Buildings, Ventilation
Vermont Public Interest Research Group, 141 Main St., Suite 6, Montpelier, VT 05602. Tel: 802-223-5221. For full text: http://www.vpirg.org/downloads/Healthy_Schools.PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA. New England Regional Office.
Authoring Institution: Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Montpelier.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont