Reducing Carcinogens in Public Schools: A non-regulatory approach by a regulatory agency

Date Published: 
Mon, 05/01/1995

By Lisa M. Roche. Journal of Environmental Health. May, 1995.

Using the New Jersey Right to Know law, advocates were able to find 318 public school districts in their state that used or held a list of 10 known carcinogens, including arsenic, benezene, vinyl chloride, and lead chromate. The study documents how these substances are used and who is exposed to them. The authors then show that the schools disposed of the toxics, or used them all up and did not order replacements.