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Toxic Schools on the Rise in America

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has been investigating schools as part of his series on Toxic America , and his findings aren’t good. More schools than ever are making kids and school staff sick. While it’s tough to estimate how many toxic schools are in America , most research shows that at least a third or more of U.S. schools have issues like mold, dust and other indoor air problems serious enough to cause respiratory illnesses like asthma in students and staff. Healthy Schools Network reports that as many as 55 million U.S. children may be attending public and private K-12 schools where poor air quality, hazardous chemicals and other unhealthy conditions can make everyone sick. The U.S. EPA estimates that at least half of all schools in this country have indoor air quality problems caused by toxic chemical and pesticide use, chemical spills, mold infestations, asbestos, radon, lead in paint and drink...

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