Fragrance-Free Schools and Offices: EcoSmart’s Markers Help Clear the Air

No-Fragrance-SignA friend of mine wears a personal air filtration system around her neck. She suffers from multiple chemical sensitivities and is triggered by any number of fragrances. If someone walks in the room with heavily scented shampoo, perfume, or even lip gloss, or if someone uses smelly chemical products like dry-erase markers for the whiteboard, she can no longer function at her best. Brain fog, shortness of breath and headaches set in. Many schools and workplaces have identified fragrance as an impediment to better indoor air quality and have launched a fragrance-free or scent smart program. At EcoSmart Products we know the importance of offering non-toxic, low-odor products for classrooms, and our markers are helping schools go fragrance-free. Here are simple tips to help your school clear the air.

Tip #1: Send out a memo or newsletter about why it is important to go fragrance-free at your school or workplace. Getting people on board with the program is the best strategy for success. Give examples of products that carry a heavy scent, such as certain laundry detergents and popular grooming products like hair gel, hairspray and aftershave. Provide a list of  alternative products that you know to be unscented and easily available. Ask that personal products be checked for the words ‘parfum’ or ‘fragrance’ listed as an ingredient.

Tip #2: Consult with the custodians or cleaning staff about cleaning products that contain harsh ingredients like ammonia and bleach. Other smelly products like air fresheners, pot pourri and the dreaded pink soap in bathroom soap dispensers can just be omitted. There are many eco certified cleaning products that are effective and better for our health.

Tip #3: Consult with staff about which products regularly used around the office and classrooms contain potentially harmful chemicals and affect ideal indoor air quality. Smelly permanent markers or dry-erase markers for the whiteboard can be replaced with non-toxic, low-odor ones (EcoSmart’s markers are based in a denatured alcohol rather than harsh solvents like xylene and toluene). Art supplies such as paints, clays and glues can create a cocktail of noxious VOC chemicals, especially in enclosed areas like a classroom.

scent freeTip #4: Make it a fun project for everyone! Have groups of students or staff make signs that remind everyone of the fragrance-free policy, such as: “Welcome to our Scent Smart School/Office”. Create a campaign for the most creative ways to remind people to use non-toxic, fragrance-free products. 

It won’t be long before your school or workplace has an established fragrance-free space, a place for everyone to breathe a breath of fresh air!

 

 

 

 

One Powerful Idea from Generation X: Tales for An Accelerated Culture

GenerationXIn 1991 Douglas Coupland released his eventual-best-seller, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, and it blew my mind. I’d never read anything quite like it. Coupland was describing the inner workings of the generation that came after the baby boomers, thereby popularizing the term ‘Generation X’ (and their ‘McJobs’) in an irreverent and quirky way. Those who belong to, and are more familiar with, the term ‘Generation Y’, your namesake is the spin off. The book reads as a novel, peppered with footnotes to help us understand the twenty-something lifestyle and culture:

  • black holes - an X generation subgroup best known for their possession of almost entirely black wardrobes. 
  • air family - describes the false sense of community experienced among coworkers in an office environment. 
  • café minimalism - to espouse a philosophy of minimalism without actually putting into practice any of its tenets.

This profoundly different kind of book made some cutting edge observations about the mainstream culture of the day, but there was mostly one concept that made a lasting impression on me, a thought that hadn’t bothered me or even crossed my mind during my youth in the late eighties. It was the concept that once things are thrown out, they will last for varying periods of time in a landfill. Never actually breaking down, but always out of sight. I was an avid skier, so this new term stopped me in my tracks, so to speak:

  • dumpster clocking - the tendency when looking at objects to guesstimate the amount of time they will take to eventually decompose: “Ski boots are the worst. Solid plastic. They’ll be around till the sun goes supernova.”

There it was. The power of a sentence in a book, read as a youth. I can’t remember the plot of the novel or the characters of Generation X, but this idea of waste sitting in a landfill forever made sense to me, in the way that an image is worth a thousand words.

That is why, when the owner of EcoSmart Products explained to me that his company distributes recycled aluminum dry-erase markers that are refillable, I got it. Everyone uses dry-erase markers. All those hard plastic markers die a quick death and then lie in landfills as if they were millions of mini ski boots. Educators call this a ‘text to self’ connection. Coupland called it dumpster clocking.

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Green Schools and Sustainable Companies: Can we agree that green practices are best practices?

2014As 2014 dons its pjs and gets ready to lay itself to rest, we look back on the year and reflect: are we further along the sustainability continuum than at the beginning of the year? Are the terms ‘green’, ‘eco’ and ‘sustainable’, which seem to grace every mission statement and company description, becoming more redundant and less necessary? Has our first-hand experience not shown that what is ultimately good for the school or company is also good for the planet? At the close of 2014, it just may be time for us all to agree that a school or company’s green practices are also synonymous with its best practices. At EcoSmart Products we work with so many institutions, supplying them with non-toxic, refillable markers. A few months ago we tweeted that we look forward to the day when a ‘green school’ will just be called a ‘school’. This was one of our most retweeted and favorited tweets of 2014.

Coherence is the feeling you get when everything together makes sense.Like when your fitness trainer is actually in good shape. Walking into a school or company that espouses an eco culture, but then seeing products lying around that are wasteful, toxic or inefficient is like seeing a ‘Go Green’ bumper sticker on a Hummer. The products that adorn a classroom or boardroom speak to coherence or incoherence. To be sure, sustainability is a complex, multi-faceted concept that takes focus, coordination and systematic planning. It involves doing more with less, inspiring innovation, creating long-term goals and honoring diversity. But as 2015 begins to stir to life, we celebrate redundant terms and coherent work spaces along the road to sustainability.

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EcoSmart's non-toxic, refillable markers and refill ink. ecosmartworld.com

EcoSmart’s non-toxic, refillable markers and refill ink. ecosmartworld.com

 

 

 

5 Ways to Buy Green Holiday Gifts

gift 2There’s still time for some last-minute shopping for Christmas gifts, but don’t let the crowds make you opt for any old gifts at the big box stores. Celebrate the holidays this year with unique and eco-friendly gifts for everyone on your list. This guide to 5 Ways to Buy Green Holiday Gifts offers straight-forward suggestions for thinking outside the box when choosing gifts for the home, school or office. These simple tips will help you find the best in reusable, non-toxic, organic, and sustainable products and will tweak your regular buying patterns into ones that will make an impact on family and friends, as well as Mother Earth. This holiday season, look for:

Tip # 1.  Natural products rather than ones made of chemicals:

For beauty and health products, you may want to head to the health food store rather than the perfumery or drug store. Synthethic-based compounds, which are derived from petroleum, make up the majority of our cosmetics and fragrances. Not only are these substances resource-intensive, but they have also been linked to cancer, hormone disruptions, allergic reactions and other harmful effects. Try natural perfumes made of essential oils or beauty products for both men and women that are made of organic ingredients. What is especially important is to look for products that are phthalate-, paraben- and sulfate-free.

Tip # 2.  Long lasting products instead of “single use” products:

A gift is nicer if it is quality-made and eco-friendly. Steering clear of disposable or one-time use items will help reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfills, and take a step closer to a greener culture. Reusable items such as mugs, drinking containers, lunch boxes, refillable markers, bags and other items made out of durable materials make for great gifts, as long as they are PVC-, BPA- and lead-free.

Tip # 3.  Foster a green thumb or love of the outdoors:

We simply spend too much time indoors. Encourage the great outdoors with gifts that celebrate nature and our stewardship of the earth. A stainless steel composter, a season’s pass to the local parks, outdoor gear and sports equipment are all great ideas for the outdoor enthusiast. Or, bring a bit of nature indoors with indoor plants (Boston ferns are beautiful, hearty, and help purify the air!). Accessories for the garden or patio, such as chimes, planters, a bird bath or outdoor candles and lanterns will also delight those who love the outdoors.

Tip # 4.  Services, or non-material gifts:

For those who would be appreciative of a non-material gift, giving a donation or service in lieu of a material gift is one of the best ways to reduce our impact during the gift-giving holidays. Consider giving the gift of an experience (the theatre, a local restaurant, a certificate for the farmer’s market or local artisan shop), or a donation to a favorite environmental or humanitarian charity. No gift wrap and ribbons necessary.

Tip 5.  Products made from more sustainable materials:

Bamboo is quickly becoming the sustainable material of choice when it comes to wooden items (think bowls, serving platters and serving utensils) and cotton items (think pjs, bathrobes, blankets and bedding). Organic cotton items avoid all the chemicals used in traditional cotton crops. Avoid PVC (the ‘poison plastic’) by looking for toys made of natural materials like wood, cotton and wool, with non-toxic dyes, paints and finishes. This will protect children, especially those who put toys in their mouths, and give them a few non-plastic toys under the tree.

This holiday season, show off your eco pride by giving gifts a little ‘outside the box’. Whether the presents you give this season are reuseable, sustainable, outdoorsy, or non-material, your choice of a uniquely eco-friendly gift will help us all go a bit greener for Christmas.

 

EcoSmart Products distributes non-toxic, refillable markers for the whiteboard, saving waste, money and toxins.

 

Image courtesy of: http://www.pinterest.com/ecoartware/diy-gift-wrap-eco-friendly/

Refillable Markers: An Important Step in Going Green in Schools and Offices

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Bright idea: Refillable markers for the whiteboard

During my university days, refillable coffee cups hit the campus in a big way. It was a product that made sense. Using a refillable mug for our daily java would reduce unnecessary waste and save valuable resources. It seems passe now to point out the benefits of reuseable mugs, but this generation is going green by rethinking a wide range of everyday office products and school supplies. Case in point: refillable markers are quickly replacing the regular plastic dry-erase markers for the whiteboard. In today’s green schools and offices, EcoSmart’s refillable markers are the environmentally-responsible choice for writing on whiteboards. If the pen is mightier than the sword, then this eco-friendly product is writing with a powerful message. Small products can make a significant impact.

One EcoSmart marker and its Refill Ink bottle will save dozens of plastic markers from hitting the landfills, where they would not biodegrade in the foreseeable or even distant future. The accumulation of markers saved in one school or company amounts to hundreds of disposable markers per year. One ESL school calculates that it saved 1,500 pounds of markers over two years (press release here). But the benefit of EcoSmart’s markers extends beyond its ability to be refilled over and over again. The marker itself is made out of recycled aluminum and can be recycled at the end of its exceptionally long life. Another feature not to be overlooked is that the ink in EcoSmart markers is non-toxic, free of solvents such as xylene and toluene that can cause nausea, dizziness, brain fog or trigger asthma.How to Refill

In a school or work environment where efforts are being made to reduce, reuse and recycle (are there any who would not stake this claim?), the products being used in that space matter. They complete a story, the story of the values and aspirations of the people of that place. And it seems clear: a recycled, refillable, non-toxic pen is definitely mightier than the sword.

 

.“We love finding ways to be more responsible with the companies and products we support and we were excited to find [EcoSmart Products].

-D. Harvey, business owner

“EcoSmart markers just keep on writing and writing and writing…”

-G. Spear, teacher

EcoSmart's markers are refillable, made of recycled aluminum and use non-toxic ink at a fraction of the cost compared to disposable markers.

EcoSmart’s markers are refillable, made of recycled aluminum and use non-toxic ink at a fraction of the cost compared to disposable markers. www.ecosmartworld.com

Back to School Shopping: Go Green with Refillable Markers!

Do you or your children’s teachers use a whiteboard in the classroom? This year, go green with your dry-erase markers and say goodbye to toxic, wasteful and expensive disposable markers! EcoSmart’s markers are a must for back to school shopping, especially if you are looking for a non-toxic marker that is refillable and saves money. For the same price as regular dry-erase markers, EcoSmart markers are made of recycled aluminum – markers that can be recycled when you are finished with them. And, with EcoSmart dry-erase markers, you have the option of purchasing Refill Inks to refill your markers at a fraction of the cost compared to purchasing new, disposable markers. If your school is going green, make EcoSmart’s markers part of your back-to-school shopping plans to eliminate harmful toxins from your classroom, reduce unnecessary waste from discarded plastic markers, and save money… at least 70% compared to single-use markers.

Back to SchoolIf you have lots to say on the whiteboard this year, try EcoSmart’s Kit and see whether you or the markers runs out first. Check out all of EcoSmart’s combinations of Refillable Markers, Refill Inks and Replacement Nibs!

EcoSmart Kit with 6 Assorted Markers and Refill Inks - the equivalent of about 200 markers!
EcoSmart Kit with 6 Assorted Markers and Refill Inks – the equivalent of about 200 markers!

Happy Back to School!

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Brainstorming and Brainswarming in the Workplace

drawing light bulbWith about 70% of U.S. employees working in open office spaces, the humble office cubicle, with its felt gray walls on metal feet, feels like a sign of a workplace out of touch with modern work culture. But Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts is speaking up about the torment of open office spaces designed to increase communication, creativity and the flow of ideas. Cain herself gets the irony of the self-professed introvert speaking up and taking a stand, but she felt she had to question the dominant mindset of American business culture, that extroverts have it all and work spaces must conduce to them. Experts in work productivity concur. Some forms of collaboration, such as brainstorming sessions on the whiteboard, are actually inhibiting innovation and universal participation. There are other ways to use the whiteboard.

It’s now all about ‘Brainswarming’. The conventional brainstorming session happens when participants gather in the conference room, and ideas are scrawled or sketched on the whiteboard without judgement. It feels like a storm of energy and ideas. But according to research, brainstorming does not show an increase in ideas or creativity over individuals working alone and then bringing their ideas together. Only, with brainstorming the 1/3 to 1/2 of the population that is introverted can’t quite bring their ideas to the storm.

brainstormDr Tony McCaffrey, who researches and develops innovation tools at Innovation Accelerator, Inc., coined the term brainswarming, setting the work place abuzz. In brainswarming, a problem or question would be posed on a common space, like on a whiteboard in the conference room. Participants would add their ideas, building off ones that are already written down, or tackling things from their own angle. This is an iterative process, unfolding over time as people – introverts and extroverts – have time to think, research, reflect, or talk to one another, and then add to the swarm. The art of thinking collaboratively just got a new chapter to its guidebook.

return-to-cubiclesAs for the cubicle, it deserves a comeback, and possibly a modern makeover. Experts suggest offering a mix of work spaces that can accommodate the diversity of functions in an office: time to focus, time to collaborate, and time to socialize.

Interested in Susan Cain’s 2014 TED talk, The Power of Introverts? Bill Gates named it one of his all-time favorite TED Talks.

Interested in brainswarming? Here is a video that says it all.

 

Brainswarming? Stock up on EcoSmart’s non-toxic, refillable dry-erase markers to keep your team going. Order now to let your creativity loose!

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Green Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Looking for a way to treat the fathers in your life with an eco-friendly and personal touch for Father’s Day? Rather than use the occasion to generate more waste, scroll through these great gift ideas to keep your Father’s Day unique, inexpensive and green. From the hand-made to the practical to the quirky, these green gift ideas have you covered for Father’s Day for all types of dads!

The Hand-Made Type.

Hand-made crafts and items are an easy winner for Father’s Day. They capture the moment and turn into those one-of-a-kind keepsakes that dads keep forever.

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Found on cometogetherkids.com

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The Literary Type.

Whether your special dad likes to read, teach, listen to books or record his thoughts, here are some original gifts for the man that enjoys the written word.

Recording by Mercer Mayer. Found on Readyteacher.com

Recording by Mercer Mayer. Found on Readyteacher.com

Non-toxic, refillable dry-erase markers and refill ink. Found on ecosmartworld.com

Non-toxic, refillable dry-erase markers and refill ink. Found on ecosmartworld.com

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Found on potterybarn.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Outdoorsy Type.

For the dads that appreciate the great outdoors, here are some green diy gift ideas to enjoy the garden and the barbecue.

 

Stumps painted in glow in the dark paint. Found on doityourselfpin.com

Stumps painted in glow in the dark paint. Found on doityourselfpin.com

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Found on moonlightshadow.tumblr.com

Carbon neutral BBQ charcoal. Found on alternativeconsumer.ca

Carbon neutral BBQ charcoal. Found on alternativeconsumer.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chillin’ Type.

After all, you want to treat dad to some relaxation as a way of saying thanks for all you do.

Found on creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com

Found on creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com

Made of recycled pop bottles. Found on thedailygreen.com

Made of recycled pop bottles. Found on thedailygreen.com

DIY pallet swing! Found on sherylsalisburyphotography.com

DIY pallet swing! Found on sherylsalisburyphotography.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The New Father Type.

This one’s for the new dads out there, loving their new stage of life as fathers.

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Found on coolmompicks.com

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Found on babyktan.com

Messenger/Diaper bag made of recycled PET. Found on theultimategreenstore.com

Messenger/Diaper bag made of recycled PET. Found on theultimategreenstore.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Father’s Day to all dads, from all of us at EcoSmart Products!

20 Ways to Get Creative With Your (Non-Toxic) Dry-Erase Markers

So you’ve purchased EcoSmart’s dry-erase markers for a ‘serious’ purpose. Maybe you use them to teach your classes, brainstorm on the office whiteboards, or write on your family dry-erase calendar. Now it’s time to get a bit more creative and use your EcoSmart markers in ways that you haven’t yet imagined. Pinterest, Etsy and Flickr are teeming with ideas to take your dry-erase markers to the next level. Stroll through these inspiring ideas for new ways to use your markers. Go ahead, they’re refillable, after-all!

Found on bhg.com

Found on bhg.com

1. Make an impact with your message board.Even if you had nothing to write, this message board, made of an old window frame, packs some great home decor style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on ivillage.com

Found on ivillage.com

2. Keep the kids busy on a long car ride. The possibilities are endless, as the scenery keeps on changing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on themetapicture.com

Found on themetapicture.com

3. Graffiti isn’t vandalism if it’s dry-erase markers on tile, is it? (This one’s for all the Harry Potter fans!) Just keep the marker out of the grout.. and toilet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on charcoalandcrayons.blogspot.com

Found on charcoalandcrayons.blogspot.com

5. Want to send a message to your guests? Go ahead and set the mood!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on mommysavers.com

Found on mommysavers.com

6. When you just didn’t mean to throw that shirt in the dryer… This tip is for everyone who needs to leave reminders for themselves so they will stop shrinking their delicates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on marriageconfessions on Flickr

Found on marriageconfessions on Flickr

7. Use an automotive oil drip pan for a homemade, ever-changing dry-erase car track. Hot glue magnets onto the bottom of your matchbox cars for hours of playing in the traffic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Found on badsentinel.com

8. Fridge drawings. There is an expert out there who makes these most amazing whiteboard marker drawings on his fridge and freezer. Let your imagination run wild!

 

 

 

 

 

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Found on brassyapple.com

9. Put a picture of clouds in a frame, or laminate them and let the children show you what images they see in the clouds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on crayola.com

Found on crayola.com

10. Addition, subtraction, division and fractions just got a bit more fun with recycled cds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Found on craftgawker.com

11. Who says famous art can’t be practical too. Make your own Mondrian message board with white, red, yellow and blue colored papers in a frame.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on madiganmade.com

Found on madiganmade.com

12. Food and beverage labels made from corner tiles. These ones are decorated with decals. Plain tiles would be quite pretty too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on throughtheeyesofthemrs.com

Found on throughtheeyesofthemrs.com

13. Leave some magic footprints from Leprechauns, Santa, Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy with these adorable dry-erase footprints!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Found on thedatingdivas.com

14. Whether you’re ‘Just Married’ or just want to send a special surprise note on your sweetheart’s car, it’s a nice touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Found on indulgy.com

15. A temporary kind of Photoshop. Just be sure to wipe any horns off before your next family reunion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on speechuniverse.blogspot.com

Found on speechuniverse.blogspot.com

16. Second best use for a cookie sheet. Here it is being used to teach phonetics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Found on chezlarsson.com

17. And I quote… use your bubble quotes to capture your own wisdom or remind yourself of famous inspiring quotes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on mesmrswhitesclass.blogspot.com

Found on mesmrswhitesclass.blogspot.com

18. Teachers are engaging students by letting them write on their desks with dry-erase markers. As long as the surface is non-porous or coated with a whiteboard paint, they will erase just fine. Wish I had this in school!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on playathomemom3.blogspot.com

Found on playathomemom3.blogspot.com

19. You can laminate virtually anything for endless fun: placemats, math cards, a weekly family menu planner, or your family’s faces!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Found on etsy.com

Found on etsy.com

20. Don’t even get us started with creative uses for your EcoSmart Refill Ink! Here it can be used with homemade stamps. The possibilities are as endless as one’s imagination!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Need to order EcoSmart’s Markers or Refill Inks? Order now to let your creativity loose!

Asthma Awareness Month: Pulling the Trigger on Asthma in Schools

What if we were asked to nail down a list of what we are truly grateful for in our lives? Once we strip away the layers of things that we are really happy to have, we would eventually get to the layers of things that we absolutely need. It may seem like a cliche to say we are grateful for the air we breathe, yet for nearly 25 million Americans who suffer from asthma, ‘the air we breathe’ is something that they don’t take for granted, that they wouldn’t only remember to add towards the bottom of their list. Among children, asthma is the leading cause of school absences from a chronic illness, the third-ranking cause of hospitalization of children in the US. And it is on the rise. Asthma attacks can be brought on by several triggers, one of which is the chemical irritants in the products we use, lingering in the air we breathe. Some US school districts are taking a closer look at school supplies, and taking aim at asthma triggers.

In our EcoSmart blog, we shine a searchlight fairly regularly on the chemical irritants commonly found in schools: cleaning products, paints, adhesives, air fresheners, fragrance, art supplies and, of course, dry-erase markers. Daily we answer calls from teachers, school staff, and parents looking for a truly non-toxic alternative to smelly dry-erase markers that set off reactions like headaches, brain fog, dizziness… and asthma attacks. If any one school could take all the calls that we take and hear all the personal stories we hear, the decision to switch to a non-toxic dry-erase marker would be simple. No-brainer style of simple.

?????May is the National Asthma and Allergy Awareness month! Here are some fast facts and online resources to help bring greater awareness and education to your school about asthma and the need to take asthma triggers, such as chemical irritants, out of our schools.

Fast Facts About Asthma

Did you know?

  • Asthma is the most common chronic condition among children, the leading cause of school absences from a chronic illness.
  • Every day in the US 36,000 kids miss school due to asthma.
  • Asthma is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization for children, causing more hospitalizations than any other childhood disease.
  • Children with asthma spend nearly 8 million days per year restricted to bed.
  • Asthma and allergies strike 1 out of 5 people in the US.
  • The prevalence of asthma has been increasing since the early 1980s across all age, sex and racial groups.
  • The annual cost of asthma is estimated to be nearly $18 billion.
  • There is no cure for asthma, but asthma can be managed with proper prevention and treatment.

Stats from Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

 

This article has focused on the chemical irritants in school supplies that can trigger asthma. For other information about chemical irritants as a trigger to asthma, as well as an Asthma Action Plan template, visit the EPA’s pageOther common asthma triggers include second hand smoke, dust mites, common cold viruses, molds, cockroaches and pests, pets (and their dander), nitrogen dioxide, outdoor air pollution, wood smoke, running, and getting excited.

About EcoSmart’s Markers

EcoSmart Products distributes non-toxic dry-erase markers that are xylene and toluene-free. They are proven effective in alleviating people with chemical sensitivities from their symptoms to regular dry-erase markers, such as headaches, dizziness, brain fog, skin irritations and breathing difficulties. EcoSmart’s markers are also made of recycled aluminum and are refillable, saving money and waste associated with regular, disposable markers.

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