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Safe and Healthy School Environments

Howard Frumkin, Robert Geller, I. Leslie Rubin, and Janice Nodvin

Abstract

School is the child's workplace. Children spend many of their waking hours at school, in circumstances that are often suboptimal. There may be excessive crowding, poor indoor air quality, unsatisfactory lighting, or exposure to hazardous chemicals. Violence may threaten children's safety. Outside the school, the playground may be dangerous, and on the way to school, children may face risks, whether they walk, bicycle, or ride the bus. Safe and healthy schools offer many benefits. They protect children's health. They enhance learning. They are pleasant places to be. Finally, safe and healthy sc ... More

Keywords: school environment, environmental health, school health, children's health, toxic exposures, air quality, nutrition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179477
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Howard Frumkin, editor
National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Subtances and Disease Registry, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Robert Geller, editor
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Emory University

I. Leslie Rubin, editor
Moorehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta

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