EPA monitoring air near Ind. schools

August 23, 2009 5:13:31 PM PDT
The United States Environmental Protection Agency started monitoring the air around two schools in northwest Indiana Sunday in an effort to understand whether toxic air pollution poses health concerns to school children.In Gary, the air around Jefferson Elementary School will be monitored for elements that can cause cancer if breathed over long periods. In East Chicago, equipment is also set up on the roof of Abraham Lincoln elementary so that the air can be monitored there, as well.

Samples will be taken over 60 days.