DRAFT School Newsletter Many new families have moved into our school community and may not be familiar with our Scent Smart program. Our school has students and staff who experience symptoms such as headaches, asthma, and much worse, when they breathe even small amounts of fragrance chemicals. Some are… read more →
Book Review: The Toxic Schoolhouse, edited by Madeleine Kangsen Scammell and Charles Levenstein Updated: 04/11/2014 Book Review: The Toxic Schoolhouse Baywood Publishing Company, Amityville, New York, http://baywood.com, edited by Madeleine Kangsen Scammell and Charles Levenstein, 2014. Parents should be able to assume that school buildings are healthy places for children, but… read more →
The following article was featured in the Winter 2001 issue of AVISO, the magazine of the Nova Scotia Teachers’ Union. CASLE recognizes that articles such as this can raise the level of knowledge about indoor air quality and can help prevent harm to teachers’ health and well being. Sick Schools… read more →
SCENT RESEARCH: Sample Abstracts from Research Articles Relevant to the Perfume Issue 1997 1 – Lorig TS, EEG and ERP studies of low-level odor exposure in normal subjects. Toxicology and Industrial Health, July-Oct. 1994, vol 10, No.4/5, 579-586. “Evidence from four EEG/ERP experiments is presented. Findings of these experiments consistently… read more →
The Northwest Clean Air Agency is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal, state and local air quality regulations in Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties. The agency also sponsors voluntary programs to further improve air quality.
Pesticide Health Risks to Children and the Unborn: various resources and alternatives Helen Jones, EdD., RATE (Real Alternatives to Toxins in the Environment) 2008 Forward This is not meant to be complete summary. Not included here, for example, is research being done at Duke University that suggests cholinergic pesticides (common insecticides… read more →
There is much interest now in the vulnerability of children to environmental toxins. Here we will list several sources and characteristics. We invite you to visit our website and healthyenvironmentforkids.ca for more in-depth discussions of the topic. This is a different world than the one our parents and grandparents were… read more →