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Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

The U.S EPA has developed an innovative program - Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools - to help schools identify and address indoor air quality problems. This nationwide initiative is based on these premises:

  • Many IAQ problems can be prevented by the school community
  • IAQ problems can be resolved using the skills of the school staff
  • The expenditures and effort to prevent most IAQ problems are a fraction of that required to solve problems once they develop

EPA's Tools for Schools is based on an action kit providing all the materials necessary to promote a low-cost, problem-solving team approach to improving IAQ. Once a committee of administrators, teachers, maintenance staff, parents and others investigates and prioritizes indoor air hazards, short- and long-term strategies are developed to solve IAQ problems. The Department of Public Health, along with the Connecticut School Indoor Environmental Resource Team (CSIERT) - of which CEA is a member- provides training to Connecticut school districts to implement and sustain the Tools for Schools program.

Additional Info
  • IAQ Materials
  • Helpful IAQ Sites
  • IAQ Best Practices

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