BrainPOP, the leading creator of educational animated, Science, Biology and Technology movies for preteens, announces a new movie that answers the question, “What is anthrax?” Over the past two weeks, BrainPOP’s Q and A email service was swamped with questions from 8-14 year-olds about the anthrax scare, asking questions like, “Can I get anthrax at school?” and “Is it safe to open mail?” In a tone that is not scary or condescending, the BrainPOP movie explains where anthrax comes from and reassures kids that exposure to anthrax is very rare and that anthrax is not contagious.

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