The Toxic Schoolhouse

1st Edition

Madeleine Kangsen Scammell, Charles Levenstein

Routledge
Published March 30, 2014
Reference - 258 Pages
ISBN 9780895038517 - CAT# Y316575
Series: Work, Health and Environment Series

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Summary

The Toxic Schoolhouse is a collection of articles on chemical hazards endangering students, teachers, and staff in the education system of the United States and Canada. Some of the articles were originally published in a special issue of New Solutions: A Journal of Occupational and Environmental Policy, but all have been updated and several new articles have been added. The book is organized in three sections. The first describes problems ranging from the failures of coordination, monitoring, and siting of school buildings to the hazards of exposure to toxic substances, including lead and PCBs. The second section captures the voices of activists seeking change and describes community and union organizing efforts to improve school conditions. The third section covers policy "solutions." The authors include academics, union staff and rank-and-file activists, parent organization leaders, and public health professionals.

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