Tips for Flu Season: Clean Up Your School and Tell Congress to Support EPA's Voluntary Schools Programs (and Wash Your Hands)

November 10, 2014 5:13 PM

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Everyone has heard how to prevent colds and the flu: Wash your hands and cover coughs and sneezes! But here's another tip that's not heard often: Clean up your school. You might reduce the flu by 87 percent or asthma by 39 percent. Here's why and what you can do.

Just as our children are not just "little adults," school buildings are not just "little offices." States compel all children to attend school, and children outnumber adults in schools. Kids are also biologically more vulnerable to environmental hazards than adults; for example, they breathe more ai...

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