Air Toxics at School

Air Toxics at U.S. Schools

Air Toxics at School is an interactive tool developed by PERI’s Corporate Toxics Information Project, led by Michael Ash and James Boyce. The tool tracks industrial toxic air pollution at every school in the U.S. It reports toxicity-weighted concentrations of pollutants to show individual chronic human health risk from industrial toxic air pollutants at the school location. The air pollution analyzed comes from large fixed sources, such as factories, refineries, petroleum depots, metal mining, and toxic storage and disposal facilities. They find, for example, that the average air pollution at schools in Ohio is 2.5 times the national average.

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A product of PERI’s Corporate Toxics Information Project (CTIP), which creates the annual Toxic 100 lists of America’s top corporate air and water polluters and top greenhouse gas emitters, Air Toxics at School shows the comparative individual chronic health risk from industrial toxic air pollution at each K-12 and higher-education institution identified in databases maintained by the U.S. Department of Education. Each school was matched to 2018 U.S. EPA pollution data to show toxic air pollution at the school site. The air pollution analyzed comes from large fixed sources, such as factories, refineries, petroleum depots, metal mining and toxic storage and disposal facilities.

Users can look up any school in the country and receive a report on the industrial facilities and the toxic chemicals that generate health risks at the school location. The report on each school lists pollution sources affecting the school and puts the impact in comparative context relative to all schools in the state and in the country.

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