Reducing Environmental Exposures in Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Policy
The Environmental Law Institute and The Children’s Environmental Health Network
Date Released
January 2015
Reducing Environmental Exposures in Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Pol

Reducing Environmental Exposures in Child Care Facilities: A Review of State Policy examines state policies across the U.S. that address environmental health in licensed child care facilities. The report focuses on several key indoor environmental exposures, including environmental tobacco smoke, radon, carbon monoxide, mold, ventilation, pesticides, lead-based paint, and asbestos. Each chapter provides an overview of state laws and regulations and highlights examples of notable programs and policies.

School Indoor Air Quality: State Policy Strategies for Maintaining Healthy Learning Environments
Tobie Bernstein
Date Released
August 2009

The quality of the air inside our nation’s 125,000 schoolhouses is important not only to the physical health and well-being of students and staff, but also to the core mission of our schools — educational excellence and academic achievement. This report discusses how state policy can ensure that all K-12 schools address basic IAQ issues as part of their ongoing operations and maintenance activities. The report examines leading state policy models and identifies key considerations for developing an effective policy.

Radon in Homes: Strengthening State Policy to Reduce Risk and Save Lives
Tobie Bernstein
Date Released
October 2012

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and the seventh leading cause of cancer mortality overall. Many states have adopted laws, regulations, and policies that address radon in some fashion, yet stronger measures are needed to accelerate action. Radon in Homes discusses key developments in state policy and highlights opportunities for strengthening policies to reduce risk from indoor radon exposure.

A Community Guide to Using Alternative Dispute Resolution to Secure Environmental Justice

This handbook is a compilation of materials developed for Using Environmental Laws and Alternative Dispute Resolution to Address Environmental Justice, a project funded by the U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Justice under assistance agreement No. TJ-83300001. The views expressed herein should not be attributed to EPA, nor should any official endorsement be inferred.

States Make Significant Progress in Brownfield Remediation and Redevelopment
August 2013

(Washington, DC) — States across the country are reaping the benefits of years of experimentation with innovative new approaches to brownfields and petroleum brownfields remediation and redevelopment, according to a report released by the Environmental Law Institute. The study provides concrete examples of applied practices and programs currently in use throughout the nation, along with information about regulatory and procedural changes that states have successfully deployed.

Community Environmental Health and Justice Program

The Environmental Law Institute’s Community Environmental Health and Justice Program (CEHJ) works with grassroots, community based organizations and advocates to address challenges to their environment and health. Working in partnership with those who live the policies made by government, the program seeks to increase the capacity of community organizations and advocates to protect their health and environment. ELI does this by:

Brownfields Program
  • LUCIP Reality Check — Denver, CO (2005)
  • 2005 Phoenix Awards: Housing, Health Centers and Roads to Success — Denver, CO (2005)
  • Remodeling Public Health: Bringing in the Redevelopers — Denver, CO (2005)
  • Rebuilding Community Health: A Blueprint for Environmental Justice through Brownfields Redevelopment — Jacksonville, FL (2005)
  • A Shot in the Arm: Promoting Public Health through Brownfields Redevelopment — St.