The Environmental Protection Agency will soon be adding a different kind of equipment to dozens of school yards around the country--air pollution monitors.

The EPA announced on March 31 a list of 62 schools in 22 states where the outdoor air will be tested for toxic air contaminants. The agency will work with state and local officials to begin the monitoring at the selected schools within three months.

While the EPA and state and local governments already operate air pollution monitoring networks that collect information on a variety of air pollutants, this will be the first time school-yard air quality will be


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