Air Pollution

Air Pollution

On average, you take about 20,000 breaths per day!

The quality of the air we breathe is critical for our health. Exposure to hazardous air pollutants can lead to Cancer, Respiratory and Cardiac Disease.

Diesel emissions, Industrial Sources (such as power plants and manufacturing facilities) and Wood Smoke all contribute to poor outdoor air quality

We spend approximately 90% of our day indoors

Indoor air often has a higher level of pollutants than outdoor air.

Factors that Contribute to Poor Indoor Air Quality

Poor Ventilation

Causes half of all indoor air issues.

Water Leakage

In areas of moisture, water leaks can lead to mold.

Toxic Fumes

Emitted from consumer products in the home, including paints, fragrances and cleaning items.

Natural Gas Cooking Appliances

Vent kitchens properly when operating cooking appliances to reduce indoor air toxins.

What Can You Do to Improve Indoor Air Quality?

  • Open a Window
  • Add Live Houseplants to Home Decor
  • Switch to Green and Natural Cleaning Products and Solutions
  • Eliminate Smoking
  • Avoid Air Fresheners and Candles
  • Test for Radon, Asbestos and Lead
  • Change your Furnace / AC Filters
Make a difference in the lives of yourself and your family!

Your Donation of $150 will help provide the gift of an Air Purifier to a Classroom or Family in Need.

Join us for the:

2022 Healthy Schools PA Summit

Where and When? December 9, 2022 Virtual

8:30am– Welcome from Phil Johnson, Heinz Foundation on the Healthy Schools PA State of the Schools Report 

9:00-10:00am: First Keynote speaker: former Climate Advisor to the Obama Administration and Activist, Molly Kawahata

10:00-11:00am Panel — Teaching Hope to the Next Generation of Climate Leaders in the School Environment  

11:00-11:15am: Break 

11:15-12:15pm – Second Keynote Speaker: Research Scientist and Deputy Indoor Environment Group Leader in Energy Analysis and Environmental Impact Division at Lawrence: Dr. Rengie Chan

12:15 – 12:45 pm: Break for lunch 

12:45– 1:15 pm: Expert presentation on what it takes to promote and protect healthy school environments across PA

1:15 – 2:30 pm – Learning from Experts and Innovators’ Award-Winning Initiatives in School Environmental Health featuring PA Green Ribbon Schools.

2:30pm– Close with final remarks from Healthy Schools PA Program Manager, Shannon Meyers 

Join Us!

Together, we can ensure a safe and healthy environment for our children and those who devote their lives to shaping them into the next generation of leaders. Join engaging panel discussions among community leaders, policymakers, advocates, scientists and families from across our region, state and nation for the Healthy Schools Pennsylvania Summit on December 9, 2022.

Register for this free, virtual event using the link below: