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Children's Health Month Resources

Protecting Children's Health at Home:

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

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

Lead in the home, including facts about lead and health effects
http://www2.epa.gov/lead/learn-about-lead#effects

Lead in drinking water
http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/lead/index.cfm

Drinking water
http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/

Indoor air quality
http://www2.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/protect-indoor-air-quality-your-home

Mold
http://www2.epa.gov/mold

Smoke-free Homes and Cars Program
http://www2.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/secondhand-tobacco-smoke-and-smoke-free-homes

Protecting children from pesticides:
http://www2.epa.gov/pesticides/pesticides-and-public-health

Safe control of pests in the home, lawn and garden:
http://www2.epa.gov/safepestcontrol/food-and-pesticides

Pesticide poisoning prevention:
http://www2.epa.gov/pesticide-incidents

Protecting Children’s Health at School:

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

Clean School Bus USA
http://www2.epa.gov/cleandiesel/clean-school-bus

  • 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://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/drinkingwater/schools/index.cfm

  • 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.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Program
http://www2.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://www2.epa.gov/managing-pests-schools/webinars-about-integrated-pest-management-schools

  • 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://www2.epa.gov/schools-chemicals/schools-chemical-cleanout-campaign-industry-leaders-are-part-solution

  • 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://www2.epa.gov/smartgrowth/smart-growth-and-school-siting