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de Ribeaux, Mary Beth – Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2016
The purpose of the National Conference was for attendees to: (1) Review research and policy recommendations and goals identified at the November 2015 "Environmental Health at School: Ignored Too Long" panel and facilitated workshop; (2) Hear about risks and exposures at schools and their impact on children; (3) Understand the Centers for…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Risk, Health Promotion, Child Health
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2016
Children are uniquely vulnerable to environmental contaminants. Their bodies are still developing, they eat, drink, and breathe more per pound of body weight than adults, they have lungs that are still developing, and they may be more exposed to hazards and unaware of how to protect themselves. Lead exposure can cause serious damage to children's…
Descriptors: Child Health, Water Pollution, Hazardous Materials, Environmental Influences
Goodson, Dana; Rustem, Kim – Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2015
On November 9-11, 2015, Healthy Schools Network, with funding support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Education Facilities Clearinghouse, The California Endowment, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, convened the first national facilitated workshop on…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Workshops, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials
Goodson, Dana; Rustem, Kim – Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2015
On November 9-11, 2015, Healthy Schools Network, with funding support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Education Facilities Clearinghouse, California Endowment, Mid-Atlantic Center for Children's Health and the Environment, and National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, convened the first national facilitated workshop on environmental…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Workshops, Environmental Influences, Hazardous Materials
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2013
States compel children to attend school; in fact, 98% of all school-age children attend schools--irrespective of conditions. Yet the environmental conditions of decayed facilities or facilities close to hazards can damage children's health and ability to learn. At the same time, it is well documented that healthy school facilities can help…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Risk, Public Health, Diseases
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
Important facts about asthma and the environment include: (1) Asthma has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, affecting about 25 million people of all ages and races, including about 7 million children; (2) Nearly one in 10 school-aged children has asthma, and the percentage of children with asthma is rising more rapidly in…
Descriptors: Pollution, Chronic Illness, Parent Materials, School Health Services
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
Air pollution is air pollution, indoors or out. Good indoor air quality (IAQ) contributes to a favorable learning environment for students, protects health, and supports the productivity of school personnel. In schools in poor repair, leaky roofs and crumbling walls have caused additional indoor air quality problems, including contamination with…
Descriptors: Pollution, School Personnel, School Maintenance, Parent Materials
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
Chemical flame-retardants are used in a variety of products to prevent the spread and occurrence of fire. While fire safety is critical, this family of chemicals, known as Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are highly toxic. They are found in carpeting, foam cushions, polyester clothing and bedding, wallpaper, toys, household dust, a variety…
Descriptors: Animals, Fire Protection, Females, Children
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
Sanitizers and disinfectants can play an important role in protecting public health. They are designed to kill "pests," including infectious germs and other microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Unfortunately, sanitizers and disinfectants also contain chemicals that are "pesticides." Exposure to persistent toxic…
Descriptors: Public Health, Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Child Health
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2012
"Ergonomics" is a body of knowledge about human abilities and limitations and how these abilities and limitations should be applied to the design of equipment, machinery, and other devices to ensure safe, comfortable and effective use. Most homes and schools today are equipped with computers for student use. Backpacks have become the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Health, Computers, Guidelines
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2011
This paper presents the 2011 Yearbook of the Healthy Schools Network. This yearbook contains: (1) Tough Time To Be a Child: Parents and Taxpayers Should Be Enraged; (2) National Coalition For Healthier Schools: Healthy Schools 2015--Sustaining Momentum In Tough Times; (3) Healthy Schools Heroes Award Program; (4) National Healthy Schools Day…
Descriptors: Yearbooks, School Safety, Consciousness Raising, Activism
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2011
Dry erase whiteboards come with toxic dry erase markers and toxic cleaning products. Dry erase markers labeled "nontoxic" are not free of toxic chemicals and can cause health problems. Children are especially vulnerable to environmental health hazards; moreover, schools commonly have problems with indoor air pollution, as they are more densely…
Descriptors: Pollution, Olfactory Perception, Animals, Sanitation
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2010
Everybody knows that healthy school buildings contribute to student learning, reduce health and operating costs, and ultimately, increase school quality and competitiveness. However, 55 million of the nation's children attend public and private K-12 schools where poor air quality, hazardous chemicals and other unhealthy conditions make students…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Insurance, Child Health, School Buildings
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2010
Each day over 53 million school children and 6 million adults--20 percent of the entire U.S. population--enter the nation's 120,000 school buildings to teach and learn. Unfortunately, in too many cases, they enter "unhealthy" school buildings," that undermine learning and health. In a recent five-state survey, more than 1,100 public schools were…
Descriptors: Pollution, Position Papers, Child Health, Health Promotion
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2010
Neighborhood and school playgrounds are places that kids play, get fit and make friends. Individuals expect playgrounds to be safe and clean environments for children to play in. However, too many playgrounds across America have unsafe play equipment and are not well-maintained. Some may pose environmental health hazards such as the ones discussed…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Federal Legislation, Public Health, Risk Management
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