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Guidelines for healthy environments within European schools

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«This document describes the guidelines framework for healthy environments within European schools which was developed within SINPHONIE (Schools Indoor Pollution and Health – Observatory Network in Europe) project. Its objective is to provide a reference guide which links together both coherently and comprehensively the most up-to-date knowledge informed by the outcome of the SINPHONIE project. This includes key drivers and prevention, control, remediation and communication strategies for a healthy school environment in Europe. These guidelines for healthy environments within European schools are primarily directed at the relevant policy-makers at both European and national levels and at local authorities aiming to improve the indoor school environment in their countries while respecting the specificities (environmental, social, economic) of their national and local situations. A second target group which is expected to benefit directly from these guidelines includes school-building designers and managers (responsible for the design, construction and renovation of school buildings), schoolchildren and their parents, teachers and other school staff. Users of this guidance should consult relevant national guidance in the first instance and use this publication to access supplementary information»

Summary:

  • 3.1. KEY DRIVERS FOR A HEALTHY INDOOR ENVIRONMENT IN SCHOOL
    3.2. HEALTH SYMPTOMS AND PROBLEMS VERSUS POTENTIAL STRESSORS
    3.2.1. Health symptoms in relation to physical, chemical and biological stressors
    3.2.2. How to recognise IAQ-related health problems in schools
    3.3. INDICATORS, TOOLS, PROTOCOLS AND GUIDELINES FOR MONITORING IAQ AND EVALUATING HEALTH IN A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT
    3.4. GUIDANCE ON PREVENTION, CONTROL, REMEDIATION AND COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
    3.4.1. Guidance on general hygiene and specific IAQ requirements in school buildings
    3.4.2. Guidance on school building structural requirements
    3.4.3. Guidance on the indoor climate, ventilation and acoustic requirements for school buildings
    3.4.4. Guidance on indoor air pollution source management
    3.4.5. Guidance on exposure control strategies
    3.4.6. Guidance on education and communication
    3.5. TIPS FOR A HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT BY SPECIFIC SCHOOL DEPARTMENT

  • 4.1. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN COST OF MEASURES AND HEALTH GAINS

  • 3.1. Health-based ventilation control
    3.2. Comfort ventilation control

  • 7.1. ANNEX A – OVERVIEW OF INFORMATION ON POLICY INITIATIVES (REGULATIONS, LAWS, GUIDELINES, PROGRAMMES) IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ON HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS
    7.2. ANNEX B – PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL STRESSORS RELEVANT TO THE INDOOR SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT IN RELATION TO SOURCES, HEALTH EFFECTS, RISK-MANAGEMENT OPTIONS/CONTROL MEASURES, STANDARDS/GUIDELINES/SINPHONIE RESULTS FOR COMPARISON
    7.3. ANNEX C – INDOOR AIR-RELATED MICROBIOLOGICAL STRESSORS (SOURCES, HEALTH EFFECTS, RISK- MANAGEMENT OPTIONS/CONTROL MEASURES, STANDARDS/GUIDELINES/SINPHONIE RESULTS FOR COMPARISON)

Characteristics:

Date: 2014

Author: SINPHONIE (Schools Indoor Pollution and Health – Observatory Network in Europe) project, funded by the European Parliament and carried out under a contract with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO) (SANCO/2009/C4/04, contract SI2.570742)

Geographical area: Europe

Type of publication : European project guidelines and recommendations

Language : EN

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DOI : 10.2788/89936