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Pollution Prevention - Summary

This section provides an outline and summary of the pollution prevention initiatives that have been implemented within the Burlington public school system. Pollution Prevention (or P2) is an organized effort to prevent the release of hazardous materials to the environment. During this process, we have noted that use of these practices has resulted in the following benefits: 1) a reduction in hazardous indoor air emissions which has enabled us to improve indoor air quality, 2) improved chemical management and safety, 3) improved chemical recycling and disposal practices which have decreased the likelihood of a release to the environment, 4) improved health and safety of the building occupants, and 5) a reduction in the chemical inventory maintained by the school department. Many of the practices we implemented were initiated with either little or no additional cost

prepared by Todd H. Dresser, Environmental Engineer
(formerly of)
Burlington Board of Health, 29 Center Street, Burlington, MA 01803


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