— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) will honor ten school districts from across the country that are working to prevent and solve indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in schools at its 10th Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools National Symposium
according to a press release
According to the release, the IAQ Tools for Schools program was created in 2000 to address a variety of IAQ problems like respiratory problems, headaches and nausea and rising asthma and allergy rates among children.
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said: "It is critical that our children have safe, healthy classrooms and an environment that helps them prepare for the future. We''re proud to recognize the achievements of school districts working to protect our students from dangerous pollution in the places where they come to learn."
At the symposium, expert speakers and faculty from the award-winning school districts will present interactive sessions on radon, mold, high-performing schools, integrated pest management, green cleaning products and practices and asthma management, the release added.