EPA Chief Gina McCarthy to Visit DC School on Thursday

EPA Chief Gina McCarthy to Visit DC School on Thursday

On Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief Gina McCarthy along with D. C. Mayor Vincent Gray will visit a Washington, D. C., school, with an aim to raise awareness that children can seriously suffer due to environmental hazards.

McCarthy will also draw attention towards Children's Health Month. She will meet students and know what they are learning about environment. As per the EPA, main sources of longer allergy seasons and severe smog could be rise in temperatures from climate change and carbon pollution.

She will discuss steps that one and all can take to educate and protect children from environmental health risks. As per data, one in 10 children in the US suffers from asthma and the numbers are more in communities of color, low- income families, and tribal populations.

The EPA stated that their first priority is to address the health concerns of children. The agency's decisions with regard to research, practice and policy are taken keeping that fact in mind.

During the visit to The Inspired Teaching School, McCarthy and Mayor Gray will also meet the school officials to know about the advancements that the school has made towards becoming LEED certified. They will meet second-graders to listen their school projects.

On Tuesday, McCarthy visited Connecticut, Bridgeport and New Haven. During her visit, she stopped at a fuel cell park in Bridgeport and an aquaculture school in New Haven. In Hartford, she stressed that environmental protection and economic growth should be seen as complimentary.

It is important to take care of environmental issues, said McCarthy, who also affirmed that the nation's economy would not be where it is today if it did not bother to take care of its environmental issues. Talking about power sector, McCarthy affirmed that they do have opposed climate change plan. But now, they are around and encouraged to cut greenhouse gases.


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