School Environmental Health: Vehicle Idling - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

School Environmental Health:
Vehicle Idling

Idling vehicles contribute to air pollution and emit air toxins, which are pollutants known or suspected to cause cancer or other serious health effects. Monitoring at schools has shown elevated levels of benzene, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and other air toxics during the afternoon hour coinciding with parents picking up their children.

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Updated Friday, August 24, 2018 at 11:12AM