How to Keep Air at School Healthy

Encourage your schools and district to adopt programs designed to manage indoor air quality and keep children healthy.

The Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the American Lung Association, has designed the Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools program that can help your school provide healthy air.  The program is designed to give schools the information and skills they need to manage air quality in a low-cost, practical manner. It helps schools prevent potential problems and efficiently manage them should they occur.

The kit includes easy-to-use checklists with a flexible, step-by-step guide; indoor air quality problem-solving wheel; facts on indoor air pollution sources, symptoms, and solutions; training videos; and sample documents.

Keeping track of air quality issues in multiple schools can be a big task. The Environmental Protection Agency has designed a program for school district officials to do just that. This free, self-audit software is a unique tool that helps school districts evaluate their facilities for key environmental, safety, and health issues. 

The Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool can be downloaded from the EPA website at no cost to school districts, states and others to help them establish and implement fully integrated and comprehensive self assessments of each of their school facilities.

School and district officials, click here for more tools and information to keep air healthy.