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Table 1 Search Terms Applied in the Systematic Review

From: A systematic review of US state environmental legislation and regulation with regards to the prevention of neurodevelopmental disabilities and asthma

Toxin Search Terms (Lexis-Nexis Unless Otherwise Noted)
Pesticides Heading "pesticide" AND "Integrated Pest Management" OR "integrated w/ pest w/ management"
Heading "pesticide" OR "pest" AND (full-text) "schools" or "daycare"
"pesticide" AND "notification" OR "notice" OR "notify"
"pesticide" in heading AND "exposure" AND "occupational" OR "worker" OR "employee"
Mercury "mercury" AND "emissions"
"mercury" AND "incinerate" OR "incineration" OR "dispose" OR "disposal"
"mercury" AND "thermometers" OR "devices" OR "esophageal dilators, bougie tubes, gastrointestinal tubes" OR "blood pressure" OR "sphygmomanometers"
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) "Polychlorinated Biphenyl" OR "PCBs" AND "waste" OR "disposal" OR "dispose"
Dioxins "dioxin"
Arsenic "Arsenic" AND "water"
"Copper Chromium Arsenate" AND "wood"
"Pressure Treated Wood" AND "Arsenic"
"Wood" AND "Arsenic"
"Arsenic" AND "playground"
"Arsenic" AND "maximum contaminant level"
Lead Heading "Lead" AND "screening"
Heading "Lead" AND "report" OR "reporting" OR "tracking"
Heading "Lead" AND "tax credit" OR "loan"
Heading "Lead" AND "prevent" OR "prevention" OR "education" OR "educate"
Heading "Lead" AND "paint"
Environmental Tobacco Smoke Search terms from American Lung Association's State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI) Database at http://slati.lungusa.org/
State Regulatory Agency websites
Healthy Homes and Schools: Mold, Volatile Organic Compounds, and other Indoor Air Pollution "indoor air quality"
"Volatile Organic Compounds"
California Air Resources Board search for consumer products
"mold" AND "indoor" OR "home"
"green cleaning" OR "environmentally-sensitive cleaning" OR ("green" AND "cleaning" OR "clean" OR "supplies")
Secondary Source for Executive Orders:
DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency) "Energy Standards for Public Buildings for Energy Efficiency" http://www.dsireusa.org
Diesel Exhaust "School bus" AND "emissions"
Secondary Sources: Environmental Protection Agency, "Compilation of State, County, and Local Anti-Idling Regulations," April 2006, http://www.epa.gov/smartway/documents/420b06004.pdf and Union of Concerned
Scientists "School Bus Pollution Report Card 2006," http://www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/clean_vehicles/pollution-report-card-2006.pdf
Toxin Search Terms (Lexis-Nexis Unless Otherwise Noted)
Criteria Air Pollutants and the National Ambient Air Quality Standards USEPA Green Book http://www.epa.gov/air/oaqps/greenbk/
Volatile Organic Compounds "Volatile Organic Compounds"
State Environmental Regulatory Agency regulation searches of states in the Ozone Transport Commission (Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia)