IAQ Tools for Schools
Indoor Air Quality Problem Solving Tool
Share Your Findings
Keep your students and staff healthy by developing and sustaining a proactive IAQ management program. By sharing this tool with others in your community — including school officials, facilities and maintenance staff, health professionals, teachers and parents — you can build momentum for school-wide IAQ management efforts. Email a link to this tool to members of your school community.
Use the IAQ Problem Solving Tool to learn about the connection between health complaints and common solutions in schools. This resource provides an easy, step-by-step process to start identifying and resolving IAQ problems found at your school.
Click on the health symptom below, and review a list of possible causes of these complaints. Then, use the resources and checklists available in the IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit to identify and respond to IAQ issues. Read about what to do in an emergency.
What to Do in an Emergency
- Immediately seek medical or public health assistance (e.g., from local or state health department).
- Evacuate affected areas, if warranted.
- When appropriate, such as for carbon monoxide poisoning or chemical spills, ventilate the affected areas with large amount of outside air (use temporary fans if needed).
- Inform building occupants and parents of minors of the problem, and maintain clear communications.