Toxic Chemical Pollution, Schools & Children's Health News
"Our job is to protect the American public where they live, work and play - and that certainly includes protecting schoolchildren where they learn." ...
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
ToxicRisk.com is a map-based website that enables users to investigate facilities listed in the EPA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), number of schools within 1 mile and within 5 miles of the facility, plus links to a database about the toxic history of the facility. Users can also research a chemical to learn more about associated risks, and can find icons on the maps naming individual schools ... more
A Quota of Daily Pollution - EPA Delays and Lack of Enforcement ... more
Cutler, CA - School drinking water contains toxins ... more
EPA Names Priority Schools for Monitoring Toxic Outdoor Air Pollution.
In an unprecedented effort to help protect children from toxic air pollution around schools, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced a list of schools that will undergo outdoor air monitoring ... more
Air Pollution Too High Near Some US Schools. Air pollution is dangerously high around schools near some U.S. industrial plants, according to a recent study involving researchers from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University ... more
Many US Public Schools In 'Air Pollution Danger Zone' - One in three U.S. public schools are in the 'air pollution danger zone,' according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) ... more
Does Pollution Increase School Absences? We examine the effect of air pollution on school absences using unique administrative data for elementary and middle school children in the 39 largest school districts in Texas ... more
Sources of Pollution and School Siting, April 28 - Congressional Briefing, Capitol Hill, DC - Center for Health, Environment, & Justice, American Federation of Teachers, Global Community Monitor and Natural Resources Defense Council are sponsoring a briefing on Tuesday April 28 entitled "Sources of Pollution and School Siting" ... more
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