The MAAP Healthy Schools Committee focuses on outlining policy and education activities to reduce exposures for both children and adults who learn, grow, teach, and care take in school buildings and child care settings.
Uncontrolled asthma can result in school absenteeism and missed work for a parent of a child with asthma. Asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism nationwide. In Massachusetts more than one in three children with current asthma missed school or daycare because of their asthma at least once a year.
Chair of the Healthy School Committee: Tolle Graham, Labor and Environment Coordinator at Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH).
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