Toxic Schools and Healthy Schools

  • 5/15/2011 Noxious odor plagues poor desert communities, (LA Times) "The burning stench first enveloped Saul Martinez Elementary School in December, sending two teachers to the hospital and forcing a classroom lockdown as firefighters searched the grounds for the source of the noxious odor."
  • 5/15/2011 Ban mobile phones and wireless networks in schools, say European leaders (TheTelegraph) "The report also highlighted the potential health risks of cordless telephones and baby monitors, which rely on similar technology and are widely used in homes. Fears have been raised that electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless devices can cause cancers and affect the developing brain."
  • 5/5/2011, Leaders must demand an end to the Mecca stink, (My Desert Sun) "More than a dozen students and teachers have been treated by paramedics at the school. A couple have been sent to the hospital. Teachers have complained. Parents have complained. . . a sad history of outrageous environmental abuses"
  • 5/4 2011, William Penn dismissed early after gas odor detected near school, (York Daily record) "When the decision was made, around 12:15 p.m., officials weren't sure where the smell was coming from or if there was a gas leak in the school, he said. They later determined a truck carrying propane drove past on College Avenue and was leaking, he said."

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