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Children's Health Month Resources

Protecting Children's Health at Home:

Reducing exposures to mercury

Lead in the home, including facts about lead and health effects

Lead in drinking water

Drinking water

Indoor air quality


Smoke-free Homes and Cars Program

Protecting children from pesticides:

Safe control of pests in the home, lawn and garden:

Pesticide poisoning prevention:

Protecting Children’s Health at School:

Healthy School Environments

Clean School Bus USA

  • Program to reduce children's exposure to diesel exhaust and air pollution created by diesel school buses.
  • Brings together partners from business, education, transportation, and public-health to eliminate unnecessary school bus idling, perform diesel retrofits, and replace the oldest buses.

Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities

  • Web site provides information about drinking water quality in schools and child care facilities.
  • Site includes Guidance & Tools, Laws & Regulations, and information about Partners.

ENERGY STAR for K-12 School Districts

  • Web site provides information about energy efficiency in schools.
  • Site includes Guidance & Tools and information for students and parents.

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools Program

  • Developed to reduce exposures to indoor environmental contaminants in schools through voluntary adoption of sound indoor air quality management practices.
  • Resource to help schools identify, correct, and prevent IAQ problems.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Schools

  • Provides safe and usually less costly options for effective integrated pest management options for schools.
  • School IPM programs use strategies to reduce sources of food, water and shelter for pests.

Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3)

  • SC3 aims to ensure that all schools are free from hazards associated with outdated and unnecessary chemicals.
  • SC3 gives K-12 schools information and tools to responsibly manage chemicals.

Smart Growth and Schools