NEA and NEA HIN believe that students and staff have the right to a great public school that fosters a safe and healthy learning and working environment. Poor indoor environmental quality (IEQ) caused by mold, poor ventilation, chemicals, extreme temperatures, asbestos, and other pollutants negatively impact the health and achievement of all building occupants. Given that students and staff enter school building and remain there a good portion of the day, the environment should be one of superior IEQ.

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This collection of EPA Healthy School Environemtn webinars provides helpful information to promote and support healthy school environments. This list includes registration links to upcoming webinars and links to previously recorded webinars. The webinars feature experts from the EPA, other federal, and non-federal programs. Upcoming webinar times are Eastern Standard but may change so please check back here regularly.
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Publications resources to take action to improve children's health! EPA's comprehensive schools website offers all the resources you need to establish, maintain or enhance a school environmental health program.
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Children are often more vulnerable to pollutants than adults due to differences in behavior and biology, that can lead to greater exposure and/or unique windows of susceptibility during development. Learn more about children's health, the environment, and what you can do.
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There are many ways to create healthy school environments beyond what you can find on this website. This section provides information on student curricula you may use as well as EPA and other partners' initiatives to engage the community in activities to improve children's health and safety.
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