Monday, November 19, 2012

Improving IAQ In Schools Following Natural Disasters

This article was originally published in CleanLink.

A few weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast, destroying neighborhoods and causing severe damage for millions of Americans. As the rebuilding process begins, EPA's Office of Radiation and Indoor Air staff are committed to equipping communities with the tools and knowledge needed to ensure that indoor environments in schools are safe before students, teachers and staff members return. The aftermath of any natural disaster, including a hurricane that causes extensive flooding, can create widespread health problems that are especially dangerous for children.

EPA's Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools resources can be helpful to schools and school districts as they clean-up buildings after a natural disaster. These resources help school staff identify and resolve most IAQ problems in schools with minimal cost and effort

Resources to Help Clean-Up Schools:
  • Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings
  • Environmental Contaminates in Schools
  • Managing Asthma in the School Environment
  • IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit
Read the full article to learn more. 

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