17th Annual National Healthy Schools Day
PRESS ADVISORY More Than 50 Partners to Celebrate Nationwide Next Week
By: Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
Background resources are available free to schools, parents and others, communities, and media alike. These include:
• LEAD IN SCHOOL WATER. Lead in school and childcare drinking water is a major issue nationwide. Currently only nine states require testing at the tap and another two dozen have experimented with voluntary programs. See the Chart on States Taking Action.
• TOXICS IN SCHOOLS AND CHILD CARE FACILITIES. Currently more than 30 states have put some restrictions on the use of pesticides in schools and or on school grounds, and some 12 state are promoting the use of green cleaning and other healthy products. Both are proven ways to reduce the presence of hazardous exposures in schools and in child care facilities.
• See all resources for schools, parents, communities and media can find more resources and tips at http://www.healthyschools.org/
Claire L. Barnett