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Test Your School for Lead and Radon

Lead and radon are known environmental hazards often present in school buildings. Science confirms that these hazards impact our health, but steps can be taken to identify and prevent the harm to children and staff. If your school is located in Southwestern PA, apply for a mini-grant and request funding to test and remediate for lead and radon in your school.

News

  
Delayed School Start Dates Underscore Need for Proper Indoor Air Quality
  • 09. 11. 2018
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Hundreds of students got unexpected news as they geared up for back to school – their first day for the

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Back to School Updates
  • 09. 05. 2018
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Pennsylvania New School Code The new School Code was passed by the General Assembly, signed off by Gov. Tom Wolf,

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Is Your School’s Water Safe?
  • 09. 11. 2017
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There is NO safe level of lead in a child’s blood! Read more!!!

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External Threats

External Threats Map

Are your kids at risk? Numerous potential environmental hazards lurk from industrial and power plant emissions, gas wells, compressor stations, mining operations, and active rail lines. More than 336,000 children are impacted by these environmental hazards across 128 school districts in 674 public school buildings in the 10-county Southwestern Pennsylvania region.

Success Stories

Scores of schools and school districts across our region are taking positive steps to help their students thrive in healthier environments. From testing for radon to cleaning green, discover how teachers, staff, and parents are working together to bring about positive change.

One Simple Step

That You Can Take TODAY To Make Schools Healthy

Limit Bus Idling to Only Five Minutes
Air pollution caused by bus idling enters the school building through open doors and windows. Children are especially vulnerable to the toxic effects of diesel exhaust because their respiratory systems are not fully developed.