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U.S. EPA Releases Air Monitoring Data for Chicago School

U.S. EPA Region 5 recently released the first set of air monitoring data for St. Josaphat School, which is a Catholic elementary school located at 2245 N. Southport in Chicago.

The data was gathered as part of the Schools Air Toxics Monitoring Initiative that is designed to show whether long-term exposure to toxic chemicals in the outdoor air poses health concerns for children and staff at 63 schools, as well as for residents in the surrounding community.  EPA selected St. Josaphat School because it is located near at least one large industry that is a source for air toxics emissions.

These first results showed that “levels of the key hazardous air pollutants at St. Josaphat are below levels of short-term concern.”

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