An indoor air quality investigation within a central city daycare by a local public health agency; Emerging trends and challenges for environmental health
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Environmental health sciences
Occupational health and safety
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Describe an indoor air quality investigation within a daycare setting involving several sources and types of chemical contaminants with assistance of other State public and environmental health agencies. List the categories and levels of indoor air contaminants detected during a daycare investigation conducted by the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Explain how indoor air quality testing and analysis was used to determine public health thresholds for occupant risk assessment. Discuss how risk communication was implemented for daycare employees, clients and other building occupants. Explain local public health agency enforcement actions and mechanisms to limit daycare occupant exposure to indoor air chemical contamination.
Keyword(s): Indoor Environment, Environmental Exposures
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I currently serve as Director of Disease Control and Environmental Health for the City of Milwaukee Health Department and led the investigation as described in the abstract.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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