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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.


January is National Radon Action Month!
  • 01. 02. 2019
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January is National Radon Action Month! Read on below to learn more about radon and what you can do to

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Happy, Healthy Holidays
  • 12. 19. 2018
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Spending time with loved ones brings so much joy to the holiday season. While you celebrate this holiday, there are

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Making the Case for Green Cleaning
  • 11. 15. 2018
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All schools have a responsibility to create healthy learning environments. Custodial staff are often the first line of defense in

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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.