Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

School Air Quality Meeting Tuesday.(COMMUNITY)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

* Parents, teachers hope to find out more about promised air monitors

Concerned teachers and parents from Roosevelt Middle School and neighboring A. Montoya Elementary hope to get a few more answers at an air quality meeting scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Los Vecinos Community Center in Tijeras.

Teachers and parents have complained for years about chronic upper respiratory illnesses, such as sinus infections, bronchitis, asthma and pneumonia, as well as skin rashes. They claim the illnesses have been caused by emissions from the nearby Rio Grande Portland Cement plant and possibly from nearby Interstate 40. …

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