The Environmental Protection Agency soon will begin testing the air around schools for toxic contaminants, reports the Associated Press. The $2.25 million program, announced March 2, will be the first to specifically target air contamination near schools and will focus on toxic chemicals that are known to cause cancer, respiratory, and neurological problems--especially in children, who are more susceptible than adults because they are still growing. Initially, states and local governments will monitor the air at 50 to 100 schools located near large industrial facilities or in cities where a variety of sources can lead to high concentrations of pollution....

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