Special Report

States Where Schools Have the Most Toxic Air

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7. Connecticut
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 7,921
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Chromium compounds
> Avg public spending per pupil: $21,346 – 2nd highest
> Poverty rate: 9.8% – 8th lowest

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6. Texas
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 10,200
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Nickel
> Avg public spending per pupil: $9,613 – 7th lowest
> Poverty rate: 14.2% – 12th highest

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5. Nevada
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 10,830
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Lead
> Avg public spending per pupil: $8,915 – 4th lowest
> Poverty rate: 12.8% – 23rd highest

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4. Ohio
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 11,752
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Manganese compounds
> Avg public spending per pupil: $13,805 – 18th highest
> Poverty rate: 13.6% – 16th highest

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3. Tennessee
> Avg toxic air hazard score: 12,850
> Top chemical affecting schools in the state: Nickel
> Avg public spending per pupil: $9,546 – 6th lowest
> Poverty rate: 14.6% – 10th highest

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