Drinking water is improving

…but PFASs aren't disappearing by Dorothy Wigmore  The December 2019 and January 2020 editions of the NJEA Review featured articles about lead and PFAS chemicals in school drinking water. It’s…

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How’s your voice today?

It can start with a “frog” in the throat or laryngitis. It can end a career as a teacher.  Whether it’s called “teacher’s voice,” hoarseness (dysphonia), voice disorder, voice fatigue…

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Prevent construction-related hazards 

By Dorothy Wigmore  Librarians or administrative staff working during the summer, the state of a classroom in September, and building repairs during the school year are all situations posing construction-related…

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Noise harms a lot more than our ears

By Dorothy Wigmore  How does noise affect us?   Like stress, loud noise increases blood pressure, leading to heart-related problems. It also can cause endocrine disruption (another route to cardiovascular…

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