• Welcome to Healthy Schools PA

    Healthy Schools PA was launched as a resource for parents, teachers, administrators, as well as students, to learn about environmental issues that may be present in the school setting.

Act Now!

10 states and Washington, DC have taken measures to protect the health of students and staff in school buildings. Let's make certain PA is next! Ensure that all cleaning and maintenance products used in PA schools are third party certified. Sign our petition here, so that all schools clean with nontoxic products!

PA Schools Aren't Required to Test for Lead or Radon, so Many Pittsburgh-Area Districts Dont. A new Public Source article featuring our executive director, Michelle Naccarati Chapkis looks into the state of lead and radon testing in PA schools and finds disappointing results. Reach out to us at Healthy Schools PA  for information on how to test your school for lead and radon.

Our Work

Learn about all the areas that make up a green and healthy school environment, such as indoor air quality, safe playgrounds and pest management.

Healthy Schools PA  would like to thank the Heinz Endowments for their continued support.

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Mapping Risks

Explore our interactive map to find your school and its proximity to potential outdoor environmental hazards.

Find Your School


Instantly download fact sheets, curriculum and lesson plans for both teachers and parents. 

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