Environmental Health

Reducing Exposures to Hazardous Substances

Tools for New Jersey Schools, Child Care Centers, and Residents

Maintaining a healthy environment begins at home. This practice is helpful for everyday choices in ensuring a healthier lifestyle, and especially useful in times of a public health crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This webpage provides access to resources for New Jersey residents, schools, child care centers, and communities to assist in reducing exposures to hazardous substances and thus maintain healthier environments.


Residents
Top ^
Schools

COVID-19 Guidance:

Mercury Flooring:

Drinking Water:

  • Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Child Care Centers: [English pdf 501k] [Español pdf 548k]
Top ^
Child Care Centers

Toolkit for Keeping Your Child Care Center Healthy:

Drinking Water:

  • Lead in Drinking Water at Schools and Child Care Centers: [English pdf 501k] [Español pdf 548k]
Top ^
Communities

COVID-19 Guidance:

Hazardous Waste Sites Clearinghouse:

This Clearinghouse, organized by county, contains final reports on completed investigations, public health assessments, public health consultations, and exposure assessments from a wide variety of health study activities conducted by the New Jersey Department of Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).

Other Resources:

Top ^
Last Reviewed: 11/30/2020