National Healthy Schools Day

by SKHC Editor on April 18, 2012

This April 24 marks the ten year anniversary of National Healthy Schools Day.  Parents, teachers, school nurses, custodians, and other advocates use this day to educate their communities about the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) at school.

In order for your child to be successful at school they need to be there regularly.  The EPA has estimated that up to half of all school schools may have problems with indoor air quality.  According to the Centers for Disease Control asthma is the number one cause of absenteeism in American schools.  Increasing respiratory problems, such as asthma, can be triggered by poor indoor air quality.

It is a proven fact that healthy indoor environments help children learn and behave better.  What’s your school’s IAQ rank?



Claire Barnett April 24, 2012 at 7:31 am

Help a child today and everyday: promote indoor air and environmental quality at your school

Paul June 26, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Just wanted to remind school nurses about the problem of knocked out (avulsed) teeth. All schools should be prepared by having optimal knocked out tooth storage devices in their first aid supplies. With school nurse coverage stretched thin, these devices are an invaluable aid in saving kids teeth because any staff member of the school can use one without a school nurse being physically present. Educating staff about the use of these devices can be the difference between a normal life and a lifetime of dental problems.

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