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Proper Maintenance, Removal, and Disposal of PCB-Containing Fluorescent Lights in Schools
Many schools built in the U.S. before 1979 can have light ballasts containing PCBs. Given their widespread use before they were banned, if a school was built before 1979 or has not had a complete lighting retrofit since 1979, the fluorescent light ballasts probably contain PCBs.
Fluorescent Lights Could Sterilize Innovative Countertop Materials
New polymer materials could prevent staph infections by disinfecting countertops with fluorescent light.
Remodeling for Air Quality
Remodeling for Air Quality can improve health, energy savings, quality of life and productivity. Remodeling green schools, green offices and green homes starts with air quality improvement. Learn how.
California High Performance Schools - CHPS - K-12 schools
California schools are being retrofit for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and renewable energy standards to help meet AB32 compliance requirements.
Children's health and learning productivity are greatly affected by the indoor air quality in schools. Green schools not only reduce toxic materials and cleaning materials, but uses clean energy for HVAC.
Lead pollution harms children by reducing health for a lifetime. Lead removal is a complicated and necessary remodeling challenge that requires EPA compliant construction techniques. Get qualified for proper lead removal.
Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green