Install Air Filters on School Buses to Protect Children


Target: Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan

Goal: Install HECA filtration systems on school buses to protect children from air pollution.

A new filtration system called HECA designed for school buses is extremely efficient at cleaning the air inside a bus. This extraordinary device will protect children from being exposed to air pollution when they are commuting to and from school. As the human population continues to grow, pollution will grow along with it. A child’s immune system and lungs need to be protected and you can urge the Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, to install these filtration systems on our school buses.

HECA, or the high-efficiency cabin air can reduce air pollution on a school bus by 88 percent. With 25 million children riding school buses everyday in the United States, this is a major leap towards safeguarding our children from pollutants and cancer. Unlike adults, children are more susceptible to disease and pollutants. Their immune and cardiovascular systems are not fully developed, and thus, they are more prone to succumbing to illness.

Air pollution is a chronic problem in many nations. Regulations, equipment, and effective waste management are various ways to reduce pollution. Countries such as China, India, and South Korea have serious problems with pollution, as is evident in various pictures of these countries. Many citizens have to walk around with gas masks, particularly the children. These citizens know the hazards of air pollution, and the United States should do everything in its power to make sure that humans and the environment do not suffer from this problem.

Sign this petition and tell the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that these HECA filtration systems need to be installed on all school buses. Our children deserve to grow up healthy, and they cannot do this if they are breathing in toxic chemicals.


Dear Secretary of Education Arne Duncan,

Air pollution is a huge concern to environmentalists and parents alike. These harsh and toxic chemicals have been known to cause a variety of problems, such as asthma, cancer, heart problems, and headaches. With 25 million children riding school buses, these kids are exposed to a huge amount of smog and other chemicals while they are commuting. These buses are not adept at cleaning the air.

As a concerned individual, I implore your administration to equip school buses with the HECA filtration system. This air filter reduces pollution in a bus by 88 percent. This is a tremendous improvement over current models. The children are our future, and if they are not healthy, then our future is doomed. Please make this filtration system a standard on school buses.


[Your Name Here]

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