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ERIC Number: ED511448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
3Ts--Training, Testing, and Telling: A Guide for Community Partners
US Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to ensure schools and child care facilities are safe environments for the nation's children. In response to rising public concern over the health risks posed to young children by lead in the drinking water, EPA is launching a "3Ts--Training, Testing, and Telling" program. This initiative is designed to encourage school officials and child care facility operators to implement a voluntary program that incorporates the following: (1) training; (2) testing; and (3) telling. Training focuses on alerting school administrators, custodians, utilities and water officials to the risks of lead poisoning and the means of mitigating those risks. Testing underscores the importance of monitoring the lead levels in school and child care facility drinking water to identify and respond to any existing problems. Telling emphasizes the need to communicate with the public regarding all facets of the issue, from funding and initiating a testing protocol, to reporting results, if needed, and proposing a remediation strategy. The 3Ts is a call for education, collaboration, and partnership-building to find necessary funding and encourage utilities to be more sensitive to public concern about water quality. This booklet is divided into six sections: (1) Campaign Background; (2) Overview of the State of Water in the United States; (3) Collaboration Opportunities Available to Your Organization; (4) How to Promote "3Ts--Training, Testing, and Telling" into Your Community; (5) Incorporating "3Ts--Training, Testing, and Telling" into Local Events and Health Observances; and (6) Community Partnership Proposal.
US Environmental Protection Agency. 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. Tel: 202-272-0167; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Environmental Protection Agency