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Is your air fit to breathe?

Is mold making you or your students sick? Are you concerned about poor ventilation in your school building? The NEA Health Information Network (NEA HIN) recently released How to Resolve IAQ Problems in Your School, a comprehensive fact sheet that outlines steps to take when dealing with indoor air quality or other health and safety issues in schools. Fact sheet highlights include:

IAQ BASICS, including common pollutants found inside and outside a school building

GUIDANCE ON conducting school walkthroughs (what to look for, questions to ask)

ORGANIZING STRATEGIES, such as forming IAQ or Health & Safety Committees and incorporating IAQ-friendly language in contracts or district policy and regulations

HELPFUL WEB SITES and resources, including EPA's IAQ Tools for Schools program.

To download, go to to programs/environmental.

NEA HIN will offer sessions on IAQ at the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Pacific Regional Leadership Conferences. If you're a conference participant and interested in health and safety issues, don't miss it!

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Title Annotation:National Education Association Health Information Network provides guidelines
Publication:NEA Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2006
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