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Law, Regulation and Policy Resources

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Use the following resources to help your school comply with law, regulation and policy related to environmental health topics.


CampusERC, the Environmental Resource Center for Higher Education, provides resources and addresses laws and regulations on numerous schools topics.

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National Organizations

  • Topics in School Environmental Health: Overview of State Laws Exit EPA Disclaimer by the Environmental Law Institute provides a snapshot of how state policies have addressed several school indoor environmental quality issues - mold, radon, carbon monoxide, integrated pest management, vehicle idling, green cleaning, IAQ and renovations, and IAQ management plans.
  • Environmental Health Legislation Database Exit EPA Disclaimer by the National Conference of State Legislatures includes summaries of state legislation on topics such as air quality, asbestos, lead, mercury, pesticides, radon, water and more. The database is searchable by keyword, year, state, topic and citation.
  • Indoor Environments and Green Buildings Policy Resource Center Exit EPA Disclaimer run by the Environmental Law Institute, presents research, policy briefs and profiles of innovative state practices in building management and design.
  • Database of State Indoor Air Quality Laws Exit EPA Disclaimer maintained by the Environmental Law Institute, is a compilation of laws that reflect a wide range of policy strategies enacted in the states. You may also download excerpts addressing radon, mold and schools.

Regional, State and Local Resources

  • Use the Where You Live Exit EPA Disclaimer map from the Office of Children's Health Protection to find regional and state contacts for information on regulations in your area.

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