Classroom Materials: Health Impacts from Environments

  1. Understanding the Indoor Environment: a free comic book with lesson plans for grades P to 12 from the US National Education Association. Comic book and one lesson plan available at
  2. Indoor Air Quality: Tools for Schools Action Kit – a VERY GOOD kit for use by school staff, students or others to improve school Indoor Air Quality. Health Canada’s version is available on line or by calling (613)954-7612 or email
  3. The Hydroville IAQ Curriculum, based on the US EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools kit.
  4. 6 minute on line video: introduction to air quality discussion for older students: Are We Filtering The Wrong Microbes?
  5. Sam Suds and the case of PVC
  6. Eco Logo’s Seven Sins of Greenwashing
  7. Less Toxic Art Materials Information:
    • McCann, Michael, Phd., CIH, Artist Beware: The Hazards and Precautions of Working with Art and Craft Materials. New York, Watson & Guptill Publishing.
    • Art materials and information: The Art and Creative Materials Institute.
  8. Toxic Trespass: An award winning film from the National Film Board of Canada.
  9. Living Downstream: Based on the acclaimed book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D., Living Downstream is an eloquent and cinematic documentary film, a powerful reminder of the intimate connection between the health of our bodies and the health of our air, land, and water.
  10. A video of a walk-through and other air quality resources for teachers and students
  11. The ‘Napo for Teachers’ initiative: The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) helps primary school teachers to bring safety and health into the classroom
  12. Healthy Schools Day in Canada – Journée des écoles saines du Canada: A hands-on opportunity for students to learn about, address, and celebrate the importance of healthy and happy school environment for students, staff and the school community.