Protecting Public Health and the Environment.
Science class is one of the first places kids formally learn about our natural world. Who can forget the first time they combined vinegar and baking soda to create their own "volcano"? Hands-on learning is key to a meaningful education.
It is imperative that the laboratory and classroom be a safe and secure environment. However, many classrooms and laboratories contain old, unwanted, and potentially hazardous chemicals. Spills, leaks, accidental releases, and improper management of chemicals pose risks to human health and the environment.
Idaho Chemical Roundup is DEQ's program to assist schools in adopting best practices for managing laboratory chemicals and wastes.
To assist schools in understanding and implementing best management practices for managing and disposing of chemicals, DEQ has developed a series of fact sheets and related materials. Link to and print the documents below in pdf format.
Pollution Prevention Projects CoordinatorBen JarvisDEQ State OfficeEnvironmental Management & Information Division1410 N. HiltonBoise, ID 83706(208) email@example.com
Idaho Chemical Roundup: Helping Schools Manage Chemical Wastes, Keep Kids Safe, and Prevent Pollution (May 2012)
Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3)
Healthy School Environments Assessment Tool (HealthySEAT)
Excessive Risk Chemical List
One Hundred Most Commonly Found Explosive and Shock-Sensitive Materials
Mercury in Schools