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These Toxic Substances May Be Lurking in Your Child’s Classroom

These Toxic Substances May Be Lurking in Your Child’s Classroom

By Healthy Child Healthy World

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than half of America’s 115,000 schools have poor indoor quality. Toxic substances lurk in everything from construction materials to snacks to hand sanitizers, potentially harming kids at critical moments of development. Check out our new infographic below to learn more about a child’s potential exposure to environmental toxins in the typical classroom or daycare setting.


Via Column Five for Healthy Child

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For more than 20 years Healthy Child Healthy World , a non-profit whose mission is to empower families to make better, safer choices, has been protecting children from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals. We are seeing increased evidence of the impact of these chemicals found in everyday products on children’s health. Through evidence-based information and up to date resources and programs, we help families, promote solutions, and influence policy.

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12:57PM PDT on Sep 21, 2013

Stop having kids. . . . .

11:14PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Classroom and all rooms.

5:38PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Classrooms use to have opened windows and lots of fresh air. No more.

5:00PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Thanks. Shared on Facebook!

3:03PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

thank you for posting

1:56PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Schools are now locked up tighter than drums. Try getting fresh air into that.

1:22PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Thank You, AWESOME ARTICLE!

11:22AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Have you noticed that teachers use those Glade Plug-ins or some equally toxic room 'fresheners' in their classrooms?
Mostly because many children aren't bathed often enough and the classrooms stink!

I wouldn't be able to learn in a room with those 'fresheners' because they make me sick.

If your child is constantly sick or not learning....see if the classrooms have those fresheners in them!! I wouldn't be surprised if that was causing a lot of illness and kids were being wrongly diagnosed with learning disabilities because of the chemicals.

11:09AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Thank you.

11:00AM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

Same things found in houses too.

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