Barb Wilkie's EHN Website
Last updated 2008

EHN Board President Barb Wilkie was very ill from chemically-induced kidney disease for several years. She passed away May 31, 2011. EHN presents this site both as a tribute and as valuable information. Many links and references will be out of date but Barb's research holds up over time. We will be transferring the site page by page, with updated details, to EHN's main site. If you would like to reach an EHN staff person, please contact us directly.

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1. iaq2000 description

Thomas Jefferson Middle School (TJMS,) Jefferson City, Missouri, USA and
Indoor Air Quality Experts from all walks of life around the world, are
partnering to create a global cyber IAQ village. This village will work to
keep our students safe from indoor air contaminants that compromise our
students ability to learn and behave.

The iaq2000 list is intended to serve as a forum for questions, problems, and
new technology with respect to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) at school. It a
forum where students from 11 years of age, along with professionals will
come together to help the schools improve there indoor air quality.

I will attempt to maintain a free and objective flow of information on this
list, please be warned that this is an advocacy list working towards
recognition of the relationship between the environment inside the school
building and the success of that school building's occupants.

2. iaq2000 Goals

Raise academic performance
Increase attendance
Decrease Activity and Behavior Problems within the school
Decrease Illness within the school
Decrease the need for home teaching
Decrease the cost of running the school
Decrease the chance of costly litigation regarding environmental issues

3. iaq2000 Tools

The following is a list of the tools that TJMS is using in the implementation
of their IAQ Committtee:

EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools (Kit)
"Is This Your Child's World?" (book)
"Environmentally Sick Schools (video)
iaq2000 discussion list
Safe School (workshop)
Is This Your Child's World?" ( workshop)

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There will be middle school students from TJMS participating on this list.
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