Healthy Schools Day
is April 3, 2018

This Healthy Schools Day, let’s protect children and staff from a known cancer risk. Let’s rule out radon

      • Long-term exposure to high levels of radon causes lung cancer.
      • Schools and child care environments can have high levels of radon.
      • Children and staff should be protected from this preventable risk.

Rule out radon.
Sign the petition.

Learn more about the health effects of diesel emissions and actions to protect children:

2. AVOID BUS ‘CARAVANNING’

Ensure there is a gap between buses during travel and in loading zones to keep the exhaust of one bus from polluting the cabin air of another.

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3. CHANGE THE TIMING OF SCHOOL VENTILATION

Help reduce the infiltration of diesel bus and other vehicle emissions into schools by ensuring that high ventilation periods do not occur during busy loading/unloading times or rush hour.

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4. UPGRADE AND REPLACE OLD BUSES

Emissions from older buses can be improved with pollution control upgrades, and new technology diesel engines offer vastly improved emissions performance. Best of all, replace old diesel vehicles with new buses powered by cleaner energy such as electricity.

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