– Results from air toxin monitoring at Lapwai
High School on the Nez Perce Reservation are
now posted on the Environmental
Protection Agency’s website.
Lawpai was one of five Northwest region
schools selected for the
School Air Toxics Monitoring Initiative.
The program will investigate if
long-term exposure to toxins in outdoor
air poses health concerns for school
children and staff.
program monitors air contaminants from
industrial and mobile sources such as
cars, trucks and airplanes.
Nationally, 63 schools in
22 states are participating in School
When monitoring is complete, the results
from all schools will be evaluated.
Scientists will look for potential
health concerns from long-term exposure
to these pollutants.
results from Northwest regional schools show that
air toxins are below levels of
short-term concern. But the EPA warns
against drawing conclusions -- the
project is designed to access health
risks, not toxin amounts.
The EPA will post School Air findings on the Web
as they are completed.
Air Near Schools
Learn more and find participating
schools near you.