CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Spotlights Toxic Air in Schools
As many as one third of our public schools may have air quality that can cause respiratory problems in children. 14 million American children spend much of each day at school, but there are still no air quality standards for classrooms in the United States.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been visiting and investigating health risks in schools as part of CNN's series on Toxic America, and he has found that schools that are making many children sick.
In the following short videos, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses the health impacts of schools with hazardous environmental conditions on students and school employees. In the series, he visits schools in Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut where students were sickened by mold and a teacher suffered permanent lung damage from toxic indoor air at school.
Watch the two short videos to learn about the risks, and take a look at the 5-point slideshow "checklist" (starts with "Mold" slide) for healthy indoor air at school to see if your school poses health hazards.
- Get your school to switch to healthier, greener cleaning practices: Cleaning for Asthma Safe Schools (CLASS): The Green Cleaning Toolkit
- Strive to Be Toxics Free
- EPA Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign
- National Healthy Schools Day Helps Clear the Air - And You Can, Too!
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