Publication Date: August 2009
Publisher: Environmental Law Institute
Author(s): Tobie Bernstein
Research Area: Environment; Law and ethics
Keywords: IAQ; green schools; indoor air quality; radon
Coverage: United States
The quality of the air inside our nation's 125,000 schoolhouses is important not only to the physical health and well-being of students and staff, but also to the core mission of our schools' educational excellence and academic achievement. This report discusses how state policy can ensure that all K-12 schools address basic IAQ issues as part of their ongoing operations and maintenance activities. The report examines leading state policy models and identifies key considerations for developing an effective policy.
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