As the school year winds down, those in the Madison County Sustainability office are looking at possible programs to put into place for next year. One thing the coordinator of the office would like to see is an emphasis on clearing the air at schools around the county.
Leak Dettmers, Madison County Sustainability Coordinator, says asthma is a growing concern amongst school-aged children.
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She says burning leaves and other yard waste in neighborhoods with schools is also something to be considered in relation to asthma related absences.
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