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ERIC Number: ED524615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Managing Asthma in the School Environment: Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools. EPA 402-K-10-004
US Environmental Protection Agency
Asthma has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, affecting millions of people of all ages and races. An average of one out of every 10 school-age children now has asthma, and the percentage of children with asthma is rising more rapidly in preschool-age children than in any other age group. Asthma is a leading cause of school absenteeism due to a chronic condition, accounting for nearly 13 million missed school days per year. Asthma also accounts for many nights of interrupted sleep, limits activity and disrupts family and caregiver routines. Each day, one in five Americans occupies a school building. The majority of these occupants are children. This paper discusses how school districts can successfully adopt "Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools" Program. The "IAQ Tools for Schools" Program is a comprehensive set of resources that is helping school officials safeguard and improve school occupant health, comfort, attendance and performance. Several case studies of school districts that have successfully implemented the "IAQ Tools for Schools" Program are presented. (Lists resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Environmental Protection Agency
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