All Children Deserve a Healthy Learning Enviroment

All Children Deserve a Healthy Learning Environment

Children are inherently more vulnerable to environmental hazards because their bodies are still developing.  Substandard environmental conditions in schools, such as insufficient cleaning or inadequate ventilation, can cause serious health problems for children.  Evidence that indoor air quality directly impact health and student academic performance continues to mount.

Indoor air quality refers to those characteristics of the air in indoor environments, such as levels of radon, pollutants, humidity, temperature, etc., that impact the occupants’ health, comfort and ability to perform.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $10.5 million in grants designed to protect children and other vulnerable groups from health hazards in their homes. This funding highlights the link between housing and health and develops cost effective methods for mitigating residential hazards. HUD’s grants are being awarded to academic and non-profit research institutions studying new methods to recognize and control residential health and safety hazards such as asthma triggers, bed bugs, mold and radon