Requires new flooring for schools and child care centers to be certified mercury free
S 1715 (Lagana) NJEA supports developing effective ways to protect students, staff, and community members from the dangers of hazardous chemical exposure. This legislation would help ensure that children are protected from potential sources of mercury, a toxic compound known to have specific health risks. While mercury vapor, which is shown to be released from this flooring, is especially dangerous for children, it also presents risks for anyone who comes into contact with it. Moving forward with this bill is an important first step towards improving the health and safety of children and eliminating the threat of this toxic compound from our schools and communities.
NJEA urges you to vote yes on S 1715.