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Kentucky Schools Rank Among the Worst for Air Quality

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Some Central Kentucky schools are under the radar after a national report by USA Today claims toxic air could be surrounding the schools.

Now Kentucky's Division for Air Quality is looking into the report and assessing what this means for the Commonwealth.

The national report ranks more than 100,000 schools across the nation for air quality, with some Kentucky schools ranking among the worst for air quality. For example, Anne Mason Elementary in Georgetown was ranked in the 2nd and 3rd percentile, meaning only 2,000 or so schools in the country rank worse for bad air quality.

DAQ says parents shouldn't be jumping to conclusions just yet, because finding toxins in the air doesn't mean it will have negative health impacts.

Environmental experts say various factors can contribute to toxic emissions found in the air, from the number of industrial factories in the area to the amount of traffic.

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