VERMONT LAW PROTECTS SCHOOL
The State of Vermont thinks school air quality is important enough that it has passed "An Act Relating to Toxic Materials and Indoor Air Quality in Vermont Public Schools." The Act notes that children are particularly susceptible to adverse health effects from hazardous chemicals and that reducing hazardous exposures and providing more clean air "increases the likelihood that school students and staff will be more alert and productive and may reduce risk of litigation."
The Act directs
the Department of Health to develop a health website containing information
about materials and practices "that may compromise indoor air quality or
negatively impact human health", including molds, pesticides, building
materials, cleaning and maintenance materials and inadequate ventilation.
The Department is also made responsible to develop a model school environmental
health plan to help schools correct potential problems.