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Toxic Schools Risk Making Kids and Teachers Sick
Posted By Mark Boyer On January 22, 2012 @ 12:34 pm In Inhabitots | No Comments
As part of his “Toxic America” series, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta  has been investigating schools, and his findings are not good. Research suggests that at least one-third of U.S. schools have mold, dust and other indoor air quality issues that can cause asthma in students and staff. It gets worse: According to Healthy Schools Network , as many as 5 million U.S. children may be attending K-12 schools where poor air quality, hazardous chemicals and other unhealthy conditions can make everyone sick. And it isn’t just indoor air quality that’s the problem — the outdoor air at many schools is toxic enough to cause asthma and cancer.
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 Dr. Sanjay Gupta: http://www.inhabitots.com/toxic-america-tackles-harmful-chemicals-plaguing-expectant-mamas/
 Healthy Schools Network: http://www.healthyschools.org/
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