Friday, October 31, 2014

Reading, Writing, and Risk


Schools are facing two
epidemics: an epidemic of
deteriorating facilities and an epidemic of asthma among
children.

Air Pollution Inside
California’s Portable Classrooms



An exhaustive review
of the scientific literature finds clear evidence that some
portables can expose children to toxic chemicals at levels that pose an unacceptable risk of cancer or other serious illness.
Reading,Writing and Risk

Indoor environments with potentially high concentrations of airborne toxic chemicals can be particularly hazardous for children. Not only is the dose of a chemical important, but so is the timing of the exposure. Even exposure to extremely small concentrations at a critical period of development can have lifelong effects (Porter 1999).

Excerpts from:
Air Pollution Inside
California’s Portable Classrooms

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