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West Windsor-Plainsboro School District Gets Top Honors; District Gets High Praise for Cleaning Indoor Air

Release Date: 08/20/2001
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(#01103) New York, New York -- Robert Austin, Director of Facilities at the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District and Lisa Rizziello, a teacher and Indoor Air Quality Coordinator, both earned an "A plus" from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for their commitment to ensuring that the learning environment in their schools is safe and healthy. The district became one of the first in the nation to adopt EPA's "Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools" program and is one of only ten to receive national recognition B the IAQ Tools for Schools Excellence Award.

"West Windsor-Plainsboro district should serve as a model for others," said William J. Muszynski, Acting EPA Regional Administrator. "This district took the time to look closely at its schools and make changes, such as buying less toxic cleaning products that really do make a difference."

West Windsor-Plainsboro schools now have an effective management program in place to address indoor environmental quality issues such as proper maintenance of climate-control equipment, asthma triggers management, green cleaning product selection, integrated pest management and energy efficiency.

For more information about the Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools Program, go to EPA's Web site at or call EPA's Indoor Air Hotline at 800- 438-4318. For more information about asthma and its triggers go to