The ChildSafe School

School is a child's workplace, where they spend up to eight hours a day, five days a week, during critical periods of their physiological development. Avoiding or reducing chronic, low-level environmental exposures in schools can have a significant positive impact on their health.

The ChildSafe School is based on emerging science linking certain types of exposures to negative health outcomes. We seek to provide facilities directors, administrators, teachers and staff with a step-by-step framework to help make their schools as environmentally safe as they can be.

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Diesel exhaust from idling school buses and other vehicles create an unnecessary risk for students, teachers and staff. Learn how you can help reduce this exposure.

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Turf Pesticides used to maintain  school playing fields have been associated with an increased risk of serious illnesses. Natural turf management is the solution.  

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Cleaning products made from petroleum often contain chemicals that can negatively impact children's health. Green cleaning programs can reduce this risk.

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WIFI in schools is growing in popularity, but questions remain about the long-term impact of exposure to microwave radiation. Learn more about this issue.  


Synthetic turf fields that use recycled tires for cushioning pose a significant risk to the health of young athletes, and there are other issues as well. Learn more. 

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LED lighting can save energy, but it comes with other problems that can impact the health of students and teachers. Learn what you can do about LEDs in your school.  

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by Grassroots Environmental Education.

Contact Us

Tel: 516-883-0887



184 Main Street

Port Washington, NY 11050