Video: How Idling at School Affects Kids’ Health

Written by Sustainable America

There’s an invisible threat to kids’ health happening at U.S. schools every day.

Air monitoring at schools typically finds elevated levels of toxins during pick-up times. One of the main sources is exhaust from idling vehicles as parents wait to pick up their kids.

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Vehicle exhaust is linked to increases in asthma, allergies, heart and lung disease and even cancer. Children are especially at risk because their lungs are still developing and they inhale more air per pound of body weight than adults.

There’s a simple way to help keep your kids and their classmates healthy: If you’ll

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By Sustainable America

Sustainable America is an environmental 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to make the nation’s food and fuel systems more efficient and resilient. Through broad public education, hands-on technical assistance, and strategic investment in emerging entrepreneurs and technologies, we work to reduce oil usage and increase food availability in the United States.

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