Study: The EPA is Wrapping Up a 60-Day Initiative Looking at Toxic Air Pollution Around Schools to Gauge the Health Effects Linked to Pollution Exposure

The EPA is monitoring air quality at 63 schools in 22 states as part of a national effort to gauge health risks from industrial pollution. Thousands of schools are located close to factories that emit toxic chemicals and heavy metals. The agency suspects that breathing polluted air could place students at higher risk of cancer and other health problems. Many of the schools were chosen based on how close they were to heavy industry. For more information, please visit: