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Reducing children s environmental health risks through safe school siting

Reducing Children’s Environmental Health Risks Through Safe School Siting

By:

Created for:

Date:

  • P.O. Box 6806 Falls Church, VA| o 703-237-2249 |f 703-237-8389 | www.chej.org


Our healthy community

Our Healthy Community

  • A place where children live, learn, and play

  • Protects children from hazardous chemical exposure through taking precautionary steps

  • Allows children to become vital contributors of society by protecting their health and the environment

  • P.O. Box 6806 Falls Church, VA| o 703-237-2249 |f 703-237-8389 | www.chej.org


Children are a vulnerable population

Children Are A Vulnerable Population

  • Not small adults

  • Eat more food, drink more water, breath more air, and explore the environment more than adults

  • Move through several stages of rapid growth and development that have lifelong impacts to themselves, their family, and their community

  • Chemical regulations are based upon the average healthy adult’s age, weight, consumption, and activities . .. Regulatory levels, we have come to realize are too high for developing children

  • P.O. Box 6806 Falls Church, VA| o 703-237-2249 |f 703-237-8389 | www.chej.org


Children s health impacts to a healthy community are significant

Children’s Health Impacts to a Healthy Community Are Significant

  • Continued rises in rates of learning disabilities, lower IQ scores, hyperactive behaviors, and more could imperil our nation & future economic base

  • Current research shows a 10-point drop in blood lead level means an average 2.8 point IQ gain

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Children s health impacts to a healthy community are significant1

Children’s Health Impacts to a Healthy Community Are Significant

  • Conservative calculations suggest each IQ point is worth about $8,300 in additional lifetime income

  • With 4 million babies born annually, the elimination of lead from gasoline and paint has had an economic value of over $100 billion per year for the lifetime of those children

  • A national financial burden of $16.1 billion dollars per year due to asthma-related direct costs

  • P.O. Box 6806 Falls Church, VA| o 703-237-2249 |f 703-237-8389 | www.chej.org


Children s health impacts from toxic chemical exposure are significant

Children’s Health Impacts from Toxic Chemical Exposure Are Significant

  • Children absorb chemicals more quickly - about 50% of the lead to which they are exposed, while adults absorb only 10 - 15%

  • Children who attend school within 10 -20 miles of known superfund site are almost twice as likely to have autism

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Children s health impacts from toxic chemical exposure are significant1

Children’s Health Impacts from Toxic Chemical Exposure Are Significant

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has been estimated at an all time rate of 17%

  • The number of children in special education programs increased 191% from 1977 to 1994

  • Asthma affects over 2 million people. Asthma can be triggered by poor indoor air quality.

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A safe school siting policy must

A Safe School Siting Policy Must:

  • Include meaningful public participation

  • Include a plan to prevent exposure by potential sources of pollution by completing a comprehensive investigation of any candidate site

  • Guide our school district in choosing the healthiest land available

  • Prove our community as a national leader in protecting children’s health and learning

  • P.O. Box 6806 Falls Church, VA| o 703-237-2249 |f 703-237-8389 | www.chej.org


A safe siting policy will

A Safe SitingPolicy Will:

  • Prevent toxic exposures to children and school staff through reducing their daily exposures to chemicals

  • Provide guidance for a healthier and safer community and school district

  • Create dedication to healthier schools among our students, parents, school faculty, and community leaders

  • Help to protect our children from escalating asthma, behavorial disorders, and attention deficient hyperactivity disorder

  • Allow our schools to concentrate on teaching instead of mitigating environmental hazards

  • P.O. Box 6806 Falls Church, VA| o 703-237-2249 |f 703-237-8389 | www.chej.org


Thank you

Thank You

  • (contact information)

  • Example:

    Makia Burns

    Center for Health, Environment & Justice

    mburns@chej.org

    703-237-2249 ext 21

  • P.O. Box 6806 Falls Church, VA| o 703-237-2249 |f 703-237-8389 | www.chej.org


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