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Safe and Healthy School Environments$
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Howard Frumkin, Robert Geller, I. Leslie Rubin, and Janice Nodvin

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195179477

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.001.0001

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Outdoor Air Pollution

Outdoor Air Pollution

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(p.141) 12 Outdoor Air Pollution
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Safe and Healthy School Environments
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Andrea Hricko

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179477.003.0012

This chapter discusses outdoor air pollution in school environments. Outdoor (ambient) air pollution presents a number of issues in the school environment, including exposure of children to diesel exhaust from older buses, potential risks for students who play or exercise outdoors on smoggy days, and exposure to emissions from nearby traffic and industrial facilities. There are steps that school administrators can take to protect children and address pollution. These include limiting outdoor activities on high ozone days, keeping students indoors for recess and practices, and contacting the air pollution control authority with any concerns about sources of pollution very close to the school, and discuss the record of the polluting facility.

Keywords:   air quality, school environment, air pollutants, ambient air, polycyclic organic compounds, schoolchildren

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