Friday, July 12, 2013

Indoor Air Qulaity Tools for School Webinar

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Learn simple steps to make sure students and staff in your school are protected against the dangerous health effects of mold.
The presence of mold in schools can be a serious health risk to students and staff because molds are a major source of indoor allergens and can trigger asthma attacks in sensitive individuals. Prompt and effective remediation of moisture problems is essential in order to minimize potential mold exposures and health effects, and is an important part of a comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) management program.
Learn more about preventing moisture intrusion and controlling and cleaning up mold by attending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) webinar, Mold and Moisture Control in Schools: Potential Health Effects and Safe Clean-Up Practices.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013, from 1 - 2:15 p.m. EDT.
Register Now for the Mold and Moisture Contol in
Schools webinar
Attend this webinar to:
·         Learn technical tips to help control moisture intrusion and identify and prevent mold growth in your school or district.
·         Discover effective strategies for quickly responding to moisture problems and learn about proper mold remediation and clean-up practices in schools.
·         Understand the connection between effective mold and moisture control, healthy IAQ management, reduced absenteeism, and improved student performance in students and staff.
·         Gain access to tools and resources within U.S. EPA's Framework for Effective School IAQ Management and Action Kit that can help your school or district effectively manage mold and moisture problems.
·         Hear from and have your questions about mold in schools answered by a leading mold expert.
·         Steven Caulfield, Senior Vice President, Turner Building Science and Design, and President of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council, Harrison, Maine.
·         Jennifer Lemon, U.S. EPA, Indoor Environments Division.
Don't miss your chance to have your questions answered during the webinar. Send your questions to by August 6, 2013.
Please note: This webinar will last approximately 75 minutes. You will need a high-speed Internet connection and a telephone line to interact with speakers and other participants. Call-in information will be provided upon registration.
Upcoming Webinar:
School Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Protecting Kids from Pests and Pesticides
July 23, 2013, from 3 – 4 p.m. EDT (12 – 1 p.m. PDT)
Pests and pesticides pose risks to the nearly 60 million children and staff who spend considerable periods of time in our nation's schools. EPA recommends that schools use an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to reduce pesticide exposure in schools. Implementing IPM can help address the economic and health related issues caused by pests and pesticides. Please join this free webinar to:
·         Gain knowledge about the basics of school IPM; the potential health, environmental and economic benefits; and what it takes to put IPM into practice.
·         Discover why IPM is an important component of clean, green and healthy schools and how it promotes healthy learning environments and academic achievement.
·         Learn about cost-effective steps you can take to manage pests, reduce pesticide use and enhance environmental health in and around your schools.
·         Hear examples of how schools/school districts have successfully implemented and institutionalized comprehensive IPM programs and practices in their districts.
Featured Presenters:
·         Brad Miller, US EPA/Office of Pesticide Programs.
·         Mark R Hardin, IPM Specialist, Howard County Public School System in Howard County, Maryland.
·         Seth Miller, Director of Operations, Westville School District in Westville, Illinois.

If you have any questions about the IAQ Tools for Schools guidance, please contact the IAQ Tools for Schools Connector Coordinator at

The IAQ Tools for Schools guidance is a comprehensive resource designed to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting and preventing IAQ problems. Learn more about the IAQ Tools for Schools guidance at

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