Monday, July 20, 2009
Moving Criteria List
We are in the middle of moving. Away from Lymeland. Does my school criteria list look normal to you? Is it normal that I spoke with 3 people that work for the department of Health and Safety for the city, not to mention several private health organizations/groups?
Facility look and feel, open space
Standardized testing scores
Safetly/neighborhood surrounding school
Hmmm..., okay, this looks normal. But what about this?
Nurse, how many days per week on site?
New construction - was it formaldehyde-soaked? Fiber glass exposure?
Existing buildings - are the up to current code?
Air filters, percentage of new vs. circulated air
Pesticides used, application schedule
Cleaning products used
Carpets - last cleaned, by what
Proximity to cell phone towers and exposed powerlines
Water source and quality - common contaminants
Electrical system - age and condition
Lighting - what type and location throughout school
Certainly not what my neighbor looked at when she chose a school. Did I know or even CARE about this kind of stuff before I had kids? Or even pre-diagnosis? Not really.