The 10 Biggest Chemicals Polluting America’s Schools

  1. Lead compounds & Lead
  2. Chromium & Chromium Compounds
  3. Nickel
  4. Polycyclic aromatic compounds
  5. Manganese
  6. Lead
  7. Chromium compounds
  8. Ammonia
  9. Formaldehyde
  10. Sulfuric Acid
  • Lead exposure can be very detrimental to a child’s health. It can cause damage to the brain and nervous system, slowed development, behavioural and learning problems, as well as affect a child’s hearing and speech.
  • Chromium is another chemical commonly found in schools, although it’s detrimental affect on children has only really been studied in recent years. One study did find that students with chromium exposure had lower test scores than those that weren’t exposed.
  • Nickel is the third most common chemical found in US schools. Research has found that exposure to nickel can affect hormones and the reproductive system, as well as the endocrine system.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store