Special Report

States Where Schools Have the Most Toxic Air

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12. Alabama
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 5,739
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Lead compounds
> Avg public spending per pupil: $10,116 – 13th lowest
> Poverty rate: 16.0% – 7th highest

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11. Indiana
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 6,301
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Lead compounds
> Avg public spending per pupil: $10,019 – 12th lowest
> Poverty rate: 12.9% – 20th highest

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10. West Virginia
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 6,730
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Lead compounds
> Avg public spending per pupil: $11,757 – 23rd lowest
> Poverty rate: 17.1% – 4th highest

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9. Arkansas
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 6,906
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Nickel
> Avg public spending per pupil: $10,345 – 15th lowest
> Poverty rate: 16.1% – 6th highest

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8. Pennsylvania
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 7,397
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Lead compounds
> Avg public spending per pupil: $17,142 – 9th highest
> Poverty rate: 12.0% – 24th lowest

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