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Actions for Reducing Exposuresto PCBs in Indoor Building Environments

Actions for Reducing Exposuresto PCBs in Indoor Building Environments Diagram shows the actions to be taken to reduce exposure to PCBs in indoor building environments.

Actions for Reducing Exposuresto PCBs in Indoor School Building Environments

Actions for Reducing Exposuresto PCBs in Indoor School Building Environments Diagram shows the actions for shows the actions to be taken to reduce exposure to PCBs in indoor school building environments.

Chemical Management Resource Guide for School Administrators

This document is intended to aid K-12 public school districts and private, religious, and independent schools and school system policymakers in reducing dangerous chemical use and implementing responsible chemical management practices

EPA’s 3Ts

Guidance developed to assist schools with lead in drinking water prevention programs.

Exposure Levels for Evaluating Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Indoor School Air

Exposure Levels for Evaluating Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Indoor School Air webpage provides information on EPA’s calculated exposure levels that are intended to maintain overall below the oral reference dose of of 20 ng PCB/kg body weight per day.

Factsheet: Practical Actions for Reducing Exposure to PCBs in Schools and Other Buildings

The Factsheet: Practical Actions for Reducing Exposure to PCBs in Schools and Other Buildings provides guidance for schools administrators and other building owners and managers on reducing possible exposures to PCBs.

Fight Lead Poisoning with a Healthy Diet

This brochure discusses how proper nutrition can protect against lead’s harmful effects, and features fast nutritious recipes. The brochure is available in English and Spanish.

How to Test for PCBs and Characterize Suspect Materials

How to Test for PCBs and Characterize Suspect Materials webpage provides information for someone watning to test for the presence of PCBs in a building.

Idle Free Schools Toolkit

Toolkit that includes all the information needed to run an effective idling reduction campaign at a school in order to reduce student exposure to toxic vehicle exhaust.

Lead Poisoning and Your Children

This pamphlet contains information on protecting children from lead poisoning, such as getting children tested for lead, and reducing other exposures from lead-based paint and lead in water. It unfolds into a full poster summarizing seven basic steps for lead risk reduction. The pamphlet is available in English and Spanish.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Outreach Materials for Daycare Providers

EPA and the National Head Start Association created a series of outreach materials for daycare providers to help teach parents and children about the harmful effects of lead poisoning and how to reduce risk.

Managing Radon in Schools

A website filled with guidance, tools and resources school districts can use to learn about Radon in Schools, including basics on radon and simple steps on how to test & mitigate when necessary.

Model AHERA Asbestos Management Plan for Local Education Agencies

Guidance provides step-by-step instructions for developing an asbestos management plan under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA).

PCBs in Building Materials – Questions and Answers

PCBs in Building Materials – Questions and Answers document provides information to better understand the types of building materials that may contain PCBs, potential for building occupant exposure to PCBs, and how exposure to PCBs can be assessed and reduced.

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB)-Containing Fluorescent Light Ballasts (FLBs) in School Buildings

Guidance that provides information to school administrators and maintenance personnel on the hazards posed by PCBs in PCB-containing fluorescent light ballasts, how to properly handle and dispose of these items, and how to properly retrofit the lighting fixtures in your school to remove potential PCB hazards.

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs) in Building Materials

Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCBs) in Building Materials page provides guidance on managing PCBs in building materials to help minimize possible exposures to building occupants.

Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools

Renovate Right provides information for homeowners, tenants, child care providers and parents about the legal requirements for safe lead practices during renovation activities. The document is available in English and Spanish.

Steps to Safe PCB Abatement Activities

Steps to Safe PCB Abatement Activities webpage provides information on the steps to safe PCB abatement activities that apply when PCBs have been found to be present in tested air and/or building materials, or when a contractor undertakes a PCB-abatement activity.

Steps to Safe Renovation and Repair Activities

Steps to Safe Renovation and Repair Activities webpage highlights precautionary measures and best work practices for conducting repairs or renovations in older buildings that have PCB-containing building materials, but do not have an abatement planned.

Summary of Tools and Methods for Caulk Removal

Summary of Tools and Methods for Caulk Removal webpage provides information in the form of a table provides information on the suitability, advantages/disadvantages,and protective measures on different tools and methods used for caulk removal.

Toolkit for Safe Chemical Management in K-12 Schools

Web-based tool kit helps schools start chemical management programs that will improve their chemical management practices.

TSCA Storage Disposal Requirements for Fluorescent Light Ballasts

The TSCA Storage Disposal Requirements for Fluorescent Light Ballasts document provides information on disposal options for fluorescent light ballasts.