Danger: Learn At Your Own Risk

DANGER: LEARN AT YOUR OWN RISK By Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman, and Dylan Purcell / Staff Writers Photos and video by Jessica Griffin / Staff Photographer ‌Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/lead-paint-poison-children-asbestos-mold-schools-philadelphia-toxic-city.html Thursday, May 3, 2018 Many Philadelphia schools are incubators for illness, with environmental hazards that endanger students and hinder learning. Day after day last September, toxic lead paint […]

Air pollution worse inside London classrooms than outside, study finds

Sandra Laville Thu 24 May 2018 06.55 EDT Exclusive: study of schools in capital finds dangerous levels of fine particulate pollution within classrooms, putting children at risk Children in London schools are being exposed to higher levels of damaging air pollution inside the classroom than outside, putting them at risk of lifelong health problems, a new study […]

Undiscovered pollution in one-third of all K-12 schools is harming American children and their ability to learn.

A classroom that has indoor air above 600 ppm (parts per million) CO2 will slow student learning, hinder teacher effectiveness, and create low standardized student test scores. Current state and federal laws on indoor air quality are based on obsolete ASHRAE standards, currently set at 5,000 ppm CO2.(1) One in five of the school systems […]