A version of this article appears in The Pest Defense, IPM in School, August 2021.
As school districts reopen, the focus is on ventilation and cleaning, especially upgrading systems to improve indoor air quality to reduce the risk of airborne virus transmission.
From a pest control professional’s perspective, schools also need to correct unhealthy and unsafe conditions that developed while schools were closed.
According to Dr. Tom Green, a national pest expert, “Pest prevention measures are an opportunity to improve safety in all school areas and achieve high environmental quality standards. …
Every year, to mark the anniversary of the March 18, 1937 Texas School Explosion, I salute someone who demonstrates an extraordinary sense of responsibility and commitment to the safety of children and their communities.
The Healthy Kids Hero Award is an annual opportunity to remember the 1937 TX tragedy and to inspire others to take leadership for public safety, especially where gas pipelines, compressor stations, and other hazardous fossil fuel projects contaminate air and drinking water and put schools, families, and whole communities at risk for deadly explosions and fires. (Heroes 2004–2019)
Over his long career Weimer has earned multiple…
My name is Ellie Goldberg and I am here today to talk about my experience as a mom of a daughter with asthma. As I was preparing this statement I listened with dread to the news about the refinery fire in Philadelphia and worried for the families downwind of the billowing fumes. As anyone living with asthma knows, breathing contaminated air can be deadly.
As a mother, educator and an environmental health advocate, I support putting a price on carbon pollution because I am alarmed at the increasing frequency and intensity of weather disasters and ecological breakdown and what it means for my children.
H2810 will create a system of true accountability to reduce the carbon pollution that is driving the climate crisis.
1. Free from harm, injury or risk
2. Secure from threat of danger, harm or loss
3. Affording protection from danger
4. Not threatening danger
5. Clean bill of health
6. Insignificant risk
7. No inherent danger
8. Acceptable Daily Intake
9. No threat to public health and safety
10. Reference dose
11. No one was harmed
12. De minimis risk
13. Protective of public health
14. Acceptable risk
15. Less dangerous than aspirin
16. Less dangerous than table salt
17. Ample margin of safety
18. Maximum sustainable yield
19. Minimum viable population
20. No life threatening injuries
March 18 is the anniversary of the 1937 Texas School Explosion, a gas explosion that killed more than 300 people, mostly students, in their new state-of-the-art public school where no expense had been spared except when it came to safety. Every year, to mark the anniversary of this preventable tragedy, I salute someone with an extraordinary sense of responsibility and commitment to the safety of children and their communities.
It is also an annual opportunity to talk about the 1937 disaster’s unfinished legacy and its lessons.
It is a story of how school, town and company officials had ignored warnings…
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