School Indoor Environmental Quality Assessments and Interventions: Benefits of Effective Partnerships in California

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Public, private, government, and university stakeholders have focused increasing attention on children's environmental health. Priority areas have been healthy school environments including indoor air and environmental quality (IEQ); susceptibilities of children to environmental factors and associated illness; and, understanding exposure to biological, chemical, and physical agents. As multidisciplinary teams, studies and intervention demonstrations in California public schools were conducted. A common theme among them was a ''partnership,'' the collaboration between stakeholders from the aforementioned sectors. Federal funding and local bond measures for planning, maintenance, and modernization of school facilities have recently been authorized. Therefore, beneficial ''partnerships'' should be established to ... continued below

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Shendell, Derek G.; Apte, Michael G.; Kim, Janice & Smorodinsky, Svetlana July 1, 2002.

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Public, private, government, and university stakeholders have focused increasing attention on children's environmental health. Priority areas have been healthy school environments including indoor air and environmental quality (IEQ); susceptibilities of children to environmental factors and associated illness; and, understanding exposure to biological, chemical, and physical agents. As multidisciplinary teams, studies and intervention demonstrations in California public schools were conducted. A common theme among them was a ''partnership,'' the collaboration between stakeholders from the aforementioned sectors. Federal funding and local bond measures for planning, maintenance, and modernization of school facilities have recently been authorized. Therefore, beneficial ''partnerships'' should be established to conduct needed IEQ, environmental health, and productivity research, development and demonstration. This commentary describes benefits for stakeholders and five strategies for future effective collaborations.

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  • Report No.: LBNL--50377
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/836792 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 836792
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc784709

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Shendell, Derek G.; Apte, Michael G.; Kim, Janice & Smorodinsky, Svetlana. School Indoor Environmental Quality Assessments and Interventions: Benefits of Effective Partnerships in California, report, July 1, 2002; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc784709/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.