Frisco High School Ranks Among Highest in Ranking of U.S. Schools Exposed to Lead, Toxic Chemicals; 37 Frisco School Cited in Report
In the USA Today Special Report, “The Smokestack Effect: Toxic Air and America’s Schools“, Frisco had several schools rank within the top 15th percentile – Frisco High School ranked in the 2nd highest percentile – for the schools in the U.S. with the most toxic air. USA TODAY used an EPA model to track the path of industrial pollution and mapped the locations of almost 128,000 schools to determine the level of toxic chemical outside. According the report, “The potential problems that emerged were widespread, insidious and largely unaddressed.”
There were 37 schools in Frisco that were cited and ranked in the report. Rankings are based on modeled concentrations and severity of chemicals known or believed to cause cancer, and other health problems.
Below is a list of those that ranked within the top 15th percentile for the most toxic air are listed below.
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