Moms Clean Air Force Trisha Sheehan’s child attends a NJ school with mercury contaminated floors. She brings this issue to her state senator, and in a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Sen. Booker mentions cases of mercury vapor in multiple schools across his state.
A new report by the Environmental Defense Fund details the major threats to public health and future generations from the Trump EPA attacks on the 2016 chemical safety law – the Lautenberg Act.
“95% of school buses in the US run on diesel. But we know there’s no safe level of exposure to diesel exhaust for children,” says new report. Students and their communities, breathe exhaust fumes every single day. That diesel plume – a harmful carcinogen – contributes to lung cancer, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses.
New study tells us children are great educators. It suggests that young people involved in climate marches and demonstrations could influence the views of their parents.
Learn how climate deniers and their deep pocket sponsors are trying to keep children from learning about climate change in the classroom.
What makes baby lungs so incredible, and how can we take care of them as they grow? BABY’S FIRST BREATH Consider a baby’s lungs: They are miracles of biological engineering. In the womb, baby’s lungs do not actually breathe. While baby is …
Read about the National Science Teachers Association’s statement supporting the teaching of climate science in classrooms across the country.
Learn about research indicating that increased heat, and hotter classrooms, decreases students’ learning abilities, especially for students of color.
Read about a Pennsylvania mom who became an outspoken anti-fracking activist after her daughter’s health problems were traced to benzene exposure.
Our 2018 National Healthy Schools Day Twitter Chat focuses on lead in schools and childcare facilities. There is no safe level of lead!