The Smokestack Effect: Toxic air and America's schools

Number 23977
Subject Pollution
Source USA Today (McLean, Va.)
State VA
Year 2008
Publication Date 12/08/2008; 12/09/2008; 12/10/2008; 12/22/2008; 12/30/2008; 03/02/2009; 03/31/2009; 09/14/2009; 09/30/2009
Summary The air outside hundreds of schools nationwide appears to be rife with toxic chemicals. Children are as much as 10 times more susceptible to toxic chemicals than are adults.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
Pages 41
Keywords pollution; EPA; children's health; toxic chemicals; exposure risks; Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators; air quality; industrial pollution; philip meyer award winner
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