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Indoor air quality (IAQ)

  • Washington State Department of Health external link
    School IAQ best practices manual
  • Report on Implementation of Environmental Protection Agency's Indoor Air Quality - Tools for Schools Program in King County Schools, December 2005. Contact Gail Gensler at for a copy.
  • Oregon Department of Education: DVD: "Asthma Friendly Schools: A Coordinated School Health Approach." Request a free copy: The DVD is not copyrighted and can be freely copied.
  • Washington State Department of Health (DOH): contact Paul Marchant:; 360-236-3363
    1. IAQ monitoring stations: loans of free, portable stations to schools and school districts to measure carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature, relative humidity (RH), and six size ranges of airborne particles. The equipment includes a laptop computer for collecting data, a user's guide for downloading and analyzing data, and an information rack with IAQ resources. Users agree to provide DOH with partially de-identified, collected data to help DOH identify broad trends and help schools deal with IAQ concerns.
    2. Assistance to investigate specific IAQ concerns.Washington State University Energy Programs Publications external link
      Includes ideas for improving some environmental health conditions in schools. To subscribe to the IAQ News, send a blank email message to: The newsletter includes articles about IAQ, announcements about training events, grant opportunities, and other information useful to school districts
  • Oregon State University: external link
    Recommended for tenth grade biology. High school students participate as a team of environmental consultants in a simulated problem-solving curriculum to see if there is an indoor air quality problem in a school. Student teams present their findings at a school board meeting.
  • Missouri School District policy external link
    Limits fragrances on school property
  • The Northwest Clean Air Agency external link
  • King Count Green Schools Program: Transportation choices
  • US EPA, Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools kit external link
    A free resource that shows schools how to carry out a practical plan to improve indoor air problems at little or no cost using straightforward activities and in-house staff. Order from the website above or view most sections online.
  • Washington State University external link
    Indoor air quality newsletters



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