Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Healthy Schools Network Report on Environmental Health Risks

Children at Risk. The Coalition for Healthier Schools, coordinated by Healthy Schools Network, has released a new state of the states report, Toward Healthy Schools 2015 .  The report cites multiple studies documenting the benefits of healthy indoor learning environments on attendance and achievement, then presents state-level data and policy summaries. The report’s primary finding is that “ALL public and private school children should be considered at elevated risk of health and learning difficulties due solely to the unexamined and or unaddressed environmental health risks in their schools and the lack of public health services for children at risk or with suspected exposures.”  

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