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Schools with a Track Record of Violence & Accidents
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All of our maps are free mobile friendly pages that can be easily bookmarked on your phone using a Safari browser on the iPhone and Chrome browser on an Android phone. These maps will never require a download and the home screen icon does nothing in the background unless you are using the app. Its like a shortcut to a browser but on your phone and the icon is easy to find and quick to use with no sign-in required. These maps are all advertising supported.

When you open the map it will automatically find your location and display data relevant to your area. Each map has its own unique icon depending on which data you are interested in. The default map is all cameras but you can choose speed cameras, red light cameras, traffic cameras below.

Syndicated Maps has a network of 25 public safety & location based maps which you can easily find and add to your phone at the link above or by clicking on the phone apps screen shot above.

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Unhealthy Air Quality in Schools and Student Performance

More often than not, when people think of proper facilities for elementary and high school students, the focus understandably is on such things as teachers, furniture, and equipment. People considering good schools for primary and secondary students do not often think about or contemplate air quality in schools. The stark reality is that the quality of air in schools has a direct impact on student performance.

Clean Indoor Air and Student Health and Performance

Air quality and ventilation in school buildings are vital to student health and performance. School HVAC systems can either enhance the overall environment for students or they can contribute to a dangerous deterioration of air quality. A deterioration in air quality because of an ineffective HVAC system jeopardizes student health and performance. The ways in which a less than ideal HVAC system deteriorates air quality, student health, and student performance include: 

·         increased particulate matter
·         increased volatile organic compounds
·         increased toxic materials of other types
·         moisture intrusion
·         mold problems
Materials that degrade air in a school building result in a myriad of problems for students. These include:

·         respiratory issues
·         visual disorders
·         memory impairment
·         skin problems
·         concentration issues
·         lethargy 
Classroom Deficiencies

Research and analysis has revealed that many classrooms in schools in the United States lack mechanical ventilation. In other words, these classrooms only get any air circulation via open windows, when seasonally possible, and open doors. The bottom line is that classrooms lack appropriate ventilation and circulation. This results in the quality of air in a typical classroom being rated as poor or even extremely poor.

Sick Building Syndrome

A startling number of students in elementary and high schools are considered to have faced what is known as sick building syndrome. Sick building syndrome is a recognized medical condition. People with this illness become ill in different ways because of unhealthy air in a building.

Symptoms of sick building syndrome include:

·         headache
·         eye irritation
·         nose irritation
·         throat irritation
·         fatigue
·         dizziness
·         nausea  

When a student is afflicted with sick building syndrome he or she sees a marked deterioration in his or her academic performance. Of course, the symptoms of sick building syndrome that has just been outlined for consideration can be distracting when it comes to the educational process.

In addition, fatigue renders a person mentally far less focused that is the case when a student is sharp in his or her perceptions and acuity. This renders a student's academic performance to be significantly impacted in a truly negative manner.

There is one fairly widespread misperception associated with sick building syndrome. This is that these symptoms persist only when a person is in a building with issues like poor ventilation.

In fact, when a student is afflicted with sick building syndrome, he or she suffers the consequences of that condition not only when it a school but also during times when a student is not in the classroom. Despite breaks in direct contact with the environment of a school building, a student spends a good part of his or her life inside the school. As a result, periods of time out of the building during the course of a school year is not sufficient to result in a notable recovery from the ill effects of a poorly ventilated, generally unhealth school. Only when there is a more extended break from classroom attendance does a student begin to experience some true relief from sick building syndrome.

Remedying Poor Air Quality in Schools

The only true way in which air quality can be improved in schools is to undertake some fairly drastic measures. As noted previously, one of the prime reasons air quality in many schools is so poor is because of limitations in mechanical ventilation. As a result, there simply is not an appropriate level or ventilation in a school, leaving air quality in a building poor. Thus, one of the fundamental steps that need to be taken to improve poor air quality in a school, and hence improve student performance, is to install mechanical air circulation and ventilation devices for all parts of a school, including classrooms.

In the process of upping ventilation, air quality, and student performance can be enhanced through the installation of HVAC air cleaning systems. While this is a financial investment, the rewards are real. This type of enhancement will benefit the health and wellbeing of students. In addition, it will benefit the health and wellbeing of teachers and staff as well.

This can prove to be a financially wise investment. When the air quality in a school is improved, a school or school district has teachers and staff that take less time off as a result of some type of illness. In other words, adding an air cleaning system is an investment that ends up paying for itself through a decrease in faculty and staff absences.

In the final analysis, the importance of healthy air in a school must not be minimized. Not only does good air quality enhance a student's physical health, but it also works to ensure that a student's performance is optimal.  

For for information on an onsite safety analysis see Advanceonline.com

Sprint Removes School Cell Tower on Campus Suspected Of Causing 4 Students’ Cancer

Parents in Ripon, California say a cell phone tower in a local schoolyard is to blame for the cancer diagnoses of four students in the last three years. The tower, which is located at Weston Elementary, is the same as others scattered throughout the town.

Weston Elementary School in Ripon, CA went on high alert after the controversy erupted two years ago - with some parents even pulling their children from school over the tower which Sprint has been paying the school $2,000 per month to place on its property.

However, one parent told CBS Sacramento that its proximity to her son led to his 2017 brain cancer diagnosis. “We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” Monica Ferrulli said in the interview. “It’s indescribable, it’s really tough.” Ferrulli’s son Mason was the second child to be diagnosed with cancer in just three years at the school. Mason walked by the cell phone tower daily.

One family lives across the street from Weston School, said a bump appeared on his 11-year-old son’s abdomen a month ago. He said his son’s classroom is near the tower.

Although there is no "hard evidence"  the cell tower is linked to the children’s cancer, Sprint now says they will be removing it in the near future.

The potential negative health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by cell towers or transmission lines have been long debated. While the National Cancer Institute cites studies which conclude that EMFs are a possible human carcinogen based on research which focused on childhood leukemia. The institute's website says there are no increased risks from brain tumors or other cancers based on European epidemiological studies.

Other communities around the United States are asking schools to improve cell phone coverage on campus.  Here is an article about cell phone coverage at school

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