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Children's Health Month Resources


Protecting Children's Health at Home:

Lead-Free Kids
http://www.leadfreekids.org/ Exit Disclaimer

Don’t Mess with Mercury Video
http://www.dontmesswithmercury.org/ Exit Disclaimer

Lead in the home, including facts about lead and health effects
http://www.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead.html

Lead in drinking water
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead/index.html

Drinking water
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/consumerinformation/index.html

Indoor air quality
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/homes/index.html

Mold
http://www.epa.gov/mold/index.html

Smoke-free Homes and Cars Program
http://www.epa.gov/smokefree/index.html

Protecting children from pesticides:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/children.htm

Safe control of pests in the home, lawn and garden:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/controlling/index.htm

Pesticide poisoning prevention:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/emergency.htm

Protecting Children’s Health at School:

Healthy School Environments
http://www.epa.gov/schools

Clean School Bus USA
http://www.epa.gov/cleanschoolbus/

  • Program to reduce children's exposure to diesel exhaust and air pollution created by diesel school buses.
  • Brings together partners from business, education, transportation, and public-health to eliminate unnecessary school bus idling, perform diesel retrofits, and replace the oldest buses.
Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/schools/
  • Web site provides information about drinking water quality in schools and child care facilities.
  • Site includes Guidance & Tools, Laws & Regulations, and information about Partners.

ENERGY STAR for K-12 School Districts
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=k12_schools.bus_schoolsk12

  • Web site provides information about energy efficiency in schools.
  • Site includes Guidance & Tools and information for students and parents.

Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT)
http://epa.gov/schools/healthyseat

  • EPA’s software tool to help school districts evaluate and manage school facilities for key environmental, safety and health issues.
  • Designed to be customized and used to conduct voluntary self-assessments of schools.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Program
http://epa.gov/iaq/schools

  • Developed to reduce exposures to indoor environmental contaminants in schools through voluntary adoption of sound indoor air quality management practices.
  • Resource to help schools identify, correct, and prevent IAQ problems.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/

  • Provides safe and usually less costly options for effective integrated pest management options for schools.
  • School IPM programs use strategies to reduce sources of food, water and shelter for pests.

Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3)
http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/partnerships/sc3/index.htm

  • SC3 aims to ensure that all schools are free from hazards associated with outdated and unnecessary chemicals.
  • SC3 gives K-12 schools information and tools to responsibly manage chemicals.

Smart Growth and Schools
http://www.epa.gov/smartgrowth/schools.htm


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