Safe And Healthy School Environments by Howard FrumkinSafe And Healthy School Environments by Howard Frumkin

Safe And Healthy School Environments

EditorHoward Frumkin, Robert J. Geller, I. Leslie Rubin

Hardcover | February 8, 2007

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Millions of children and adults across the nation spend their days in school buildings, and they need safe, healthy environments to thrive, learn, and succeed. This book explores the school environment using the methods and perspectives of environmental health science. Though environmentalhealht has long been understood to be an important factor in workplaces, homes, and communities, this is the first book to address the same basic concerns in schools. The editors are physicians and educators trained in pediatrics, occupational and environmental medicine, and medical toxicology, andthe authors are experts in their fields drawn from across the United States and abroad. Each section of the book addresses a different concern facing schools today. In the first six sections, the various aspects of the school environment are examined. Chapters include the physical environment ofthe school, air quality issues, pest control, cleaning methods, food safety, safe designs of playgrounds and sports fields, crime and violence prevention, and transportation. In the last two sections, recommendations are made for school administrators on how to maximize the health of their schools. Appropriately evaluating the school environment, implementing strategies to address children and adults with disabilities, emphasizing health services, infectious disease prevention and recognition, and occupational health for faculty and staff are all addressed. The entire book is evidence-based,readable, generously illustrated, and practical. An indispensable resource for parents, school staff, administrators, government officials, and health professionals, this book is for anyone who cares about the health of our schools.
Howard Frumkin is Director, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Robert T. Gelleris in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine. I. Leslie Rubin is Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Morehouse School o...
Title:Safe And Healthy School EnvironmentsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 7.28 × 10 × 1.3 inPublished:February 8, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195179471

ISBN - 13:9780195179477

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Table of Contents

ContributorsAcknowledgments1. Howard Frumkin: Introduction: Safe and Healthy School EnvironmentsTHE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE SCHOOL2. Lorraine E. Maxwell: Crowding, Class Size and School Size3. Barbara Erwine: Lighting4. Lorraine E. Maxwell: Noise5. Jouni J.K. Jaakola: Temperature and Humidity6. Cheryl Bennett, Andree Woodcock, and Diane Tien: Ergonomics for Students and Staff7. Jerome A. Paulson and Chinonye Harvey: Animal Safety8. Robin Moore: Playgrounds9. Sandra West, Hope Jackson, Robert Geller, and Howard Frumkin: Injury PreventionAIR QUALITY IN SCHOOLS10. Bob Axelrad: Indoor Air Quality11. Robert J. Geller: Mold12. Andrea Hricko: Ambient Air PollutionTOXIC HAZARDS IN SCHOOLS13. Troy Pierce and Robert J. Geller: Pest Control14. Stephen Ashkin and Richard Ellis: Cleaning Materials and Methods15. Jennifer Audi and Robert J. Geller: Chemical Exposures In and Out of the ClassroomNUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY16. Jeannie Sneed: Food Safety17. Nicole Hanson and Mary Story: Nutrition at School: Creating a Healthy Food Environment18. David Marshall: Safe and Healthy Sports EnvironmentsVIOLENCE AND DISASTERS19. Tod Schneider: Crime and Violence Prevention Through Environmental Design20. Angelo Bellomo: Emergency ManagementTRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM SCHOOL21. H. Douglas Robertson and Jeffrey C. Tsai: Safe School Travel22. Linda B. Crider and Amanda K. Hall: Healthy School Travel: Walking and BicyclingMANAGING FOR SAFE AND HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS23. Charles Eley: High Performance School Buildings24. David Mudarri: The Economics of Safe and Healthy Schools25. Angelo Bellomo: Evaluating the School Environment26. Kathy Gips, Janice Nodvin, and I. Leslie Rubin: Children and Adults with DisabilitiesHEALTH SERVICES IN SCHOOLS: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASPECTS27. Julia Lear: Health Services at School: Environmental Considerations28. W. Gerald Teague: Care of Asthmatic and Allergic Students29. Harry Keyserling: Infectious Disease in Schools: Prevention and Control30. Darryl Alexander: Occupational Health Safety for Faculty and Staff

Editorial Reviews

"I liked this book a lot...The book provides remedies that can be attempted in districts where budgets are quite limited or in cases where so-called portable classrooms have become fixtures."--Doody's