Title: Indoor Air Quality Issues Involving the Burlington, Massachusetts Public School System
Sub-Title: A Case Study
Date of publication:
URL: www.epa.gov/region07/kids/dresser3.htm
Authors: Todd H. Dresser
Bibliographic info: website
Publisher: Burlington Board of Health
Abstract: The issues:1993, the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Industries contacted the Board of Health with regard to indoor air quality complaints submitted by the high school faculty.At the time, it was reported that all heating and ventilation maintenance and repair activities were subcontracted and as a result no maintenance records were available for review. In July 1995, a representative of the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance noted the presence of mold and bacterial contamination during an inspection of the high school science area. Several complaints and investigations followed.Due to the expanding interest in the air quality investigation, the Board of Health decided that a public forum was the best approach to ensure a comprehensive review of the existing conditions and to answer the questions of the general public.The final evaluation resulted in the identification of a number serious indoor air quality concerns. The results of these reviews were used to develop a response plan. In May 1996, a request for approximately $1.2 million dollars was submitted to and approved by the Burlington Town Meeting to fund the repair of the heating and ventilation system at the school
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Keywords: EPA,Environmental Protection Agency,school, case study, environmental,health and safety,indoor air,indoor air quality,air emissions, safety, environment
Record Last Revised: Record #121, revised 2/7/2001

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