ARB-Funded Study Points Way to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Child Care Facilities

A study of 40 child care facilities in California found that the levels of most pollutants were similar to those measured in other studies of California schools and residences and generally considered below the levels of health concern. However, according to the study, “a few chemicals exceeded health guideline levels and mitigation strategies may be warranted to reduce exposures to those chemicals, especially formaldehyde.” The study, supported by the California Air Resources Board, is notable because it is the first to provide a detailed analysis of environmental contaminants and exposures for children in daycare centers. For more information, click here. To read RAMP’s previously published report on bleach in child care settings, click here.