Air, Water and Sanitation Safety
Information related primarily to air quality but also addressing drinking water safety.
Biological and Chemical Safety
Resources on environmental hazards related to arsenic, asbestos, pesticides and lead poisoning. Several documents on parent advocacy.
Information on injury prevention, safe playground standards, and current issues.
Resources to assess school climate and promote a safe school environment.
Special Threats to Safe Schools
Resources related to emergency response plans and a special section on biological threats to the public’s health.
Resources to promote effective school discipline policies.
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: A Pediatric Asthma Initiative promotes “best practice” in treating asthma. Pediatric guidelines available for downloading.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA): AAFA describes itself as a “patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies through education, advocacy and research. Web site provides training materials for professionals, education programs for patients, newsletters, and information for contacting local chapters.
Asthma Triggers – Molds: Provides guidance on getting rid of molds in housing.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH-EPA Building Air Quality Action Plan. A joint federal agency initiative to focus on improving building air quality.
Maryland Childhood Asthma Program: provides an example of a state initiative to improve the public response to asthma.
National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures (online book), An Institute of Medicine special report.
University of Minnesota Extension Service and Minnesota Department of Environmental Health and Safety School Indoor Air Quality Questions: The site provides a useful list of frequently asked questions about assessing and improving school indoor air quality.