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Schools & Coronavirus – A Call for Safer Cleaning Solutions

 
Safer Cleaning in Schools imageAs schools prepare for the start of another year, we encourage parents, teachers, and community officials to keep in mind the important role that environmental factors play in health. In a recent report prepared by Healthy Schools Network and the New Jersey Work Environmental Council, the organizations have assembled a call to action for states and public agencies, asking them to provide guidance for schools on how to successfully prepare for reopening.

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Safer School Supply Solutions

 
safer school supply solutions graphicBY AMY ZIFF

The reality is that there are unsafe chemicals in school supplies. At worst there are carcinogens in the classroom and what parents don’t realize is that they’re buying these harmful products and sending their kids to school with them each and every day.

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Tips for Safer School Supplies

 

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August is fast-approaching, which means you might be prepping for your kids to head back to school. You’ve likely been given a long list of school supplies to buy. Unfortunately, many common back-to-school items can contain toxic ingredients.

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Nontoxic Back to School Tips

 
back-to-school graphicMany of you are prepping your kids to go back to school. You’ve likely been given a long list of supplies to buy for the first day. Unfortunately, many common back-to-school items can contain toxic ingredients. It can be hard to figure out what’s safe and what’s not, and sometimes it feels like you almost need a PhD just to research nontoxic products for your children—and we’re already busy enough as parents! (more…)

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