Children's Environmental Health

What Air Do Children Breathe? Air Quality Assessments in Schools

The Centers for Diseases Control has concluded that poor indoor air quality in schools can greatly impact children's respiratory health and their academic performance. An IAQ monitoring and improvement program was started in the schools of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana with the support of the U.S. EPA grant. This presentation will share the preliminary results of the assessments. Attendees will leave knowing the successes and challenges of implementing an IAQ program.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Reducing Asthma and Allergy Triggers in Child Care Environments

With the prevalence of asthma among young children, child care providers' role in managing asthma is increasingly important. University of Missouri Extension identified the need for asthma education, conducted workshops to fill this gap, and assessed the workshops' effectiveness. This presentation will provide attendees with best practices for asthma education that improves child care workers' knowledge of asthma triggers, control strategies to reduce the triggers, and drives behavior changes to create an asthma-friendly environment.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC

Leading Environmental Health Initiatives in the World of Child Care

Children spend hours every day in child care, yet environmental health is rarely on the radar screen there. This presentation will share results of a January 2015 report on how state laws and regulations are most effectively addressing key indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues in licensed child care facilities. It will also highlight the best policy strategies for states to consider and describe notable non-regulatory initiatives being implemented by state agencies. Get free resources to build capacity in your area.

Presented at NEHA 2015 AEC