October 7, 2006:
by Francesca Kefalas, Norwich Bulletin
Leaks Disrupt Plainfield Project's End
A leaking roof is keeping the town from closing the high school building project and it is costing taxpayers money. Paul Delmonico, chairman of the building committee, said there are minor leaks coming from the venting stacks on the roof. [Complete press release here]
April 24, 2006:
Contact Person: Diane Ethier, 860-928-3036
From 2000-2004 severe mold contamination in three Connecticut schools: McKinley Elementary (Fairfield), Plainfield High School (Plainfield) and Staples Elementary (Easton) illustrated how poor management of IAQ issues (e.g. failure to replace a leaky roof) can cause serious health and financial consequences . . . [Complete press release here]
National Healthy Schools Day
In recognition of National Healthy Schools Day, the CT Foundation for Environmentally Safe Schools (ConnFESS) released its new 2006 Advocacy Checklist. [UPDATED VERSION]
February 13, 2002:
Teachers call for indoor air quality regulations for schools
Kathryn Masterson, Associated Press Newswires
Teachers from across the state told lawmakers Wednesday that they suffer allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, chronic colds, headaches, burning eyes and sinus infections from working in "sick schools." [MORE]
2007 Healthy Schools Hero: Diane Ethier, Pomfret Center, CT
Ellie Goldberg, M.Ed., Healthy Kids
March 20, 2007: Today, Diane Ethier is a Healthy School Hero because she is an environmental health resource and mentor to hundreds of people. In a variety of roles, she helps others to break the silence about school hazards and to overcome the pervasive denial and indifference about school conditions that lead to serious illness in schools. Her courage, her skill as a communicator, and her persistence bring the Lessons of the 1937 Texas School Explosion to school systems throughout Connecticut and far beyond. [MORE]
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