Children spend 1000 hours a year
in school and child care.

Help us protect them there.

Healthy schools make for healthy learning. Which is why we teamed up to help schools, child care centers and after-school programs in Allegheny County address environmental hazards, like lead and radon, to keep children healthy and safe in the places they learn.

Be a champion for your school,
learning center or after school program.

Lead and radon are invisible hazards in every building. Learn about the environment in your children’s learning center, the impact hazards can have on children’s health and take action.

Learn more: Facts about hidden hazards

LEAD: What you need to know

Download one of the following pdfs.

CDC LEAD

OVERVIEW

FACT SHEET

SCHOOL

CHILD CARE

RADON: What you need to know

EPA RADON

CDC RADON

1000 hours a year:
Protect where children learn.

Project puts ideas into action.

The science is clear; lead and radon impact a child’s development, growth and learning. That’s why we developed the 1000 Hours a Year Project and committed to helping improve the environments where children learn to keep kids safe, healthy and learning. The 1000 Hours a Year Project was made possible through generous funding from The Heinz Endowments and talented staff from Women for a Healthy Environment¹s Healthy Schools PA and Green Building Alliance’s Green and Healthy Schools Academy.

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