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The School Flag Program alerts schools to the local air quality forecast and helps them to take actions to protect students' health, especially those with asthma.

Here's how it works: each day the school raises a flag that corresponds to how clean or polluted the air is. The color of the flag matches EPA's Air Quality Index (AQI): green, yellow, orange, red, and purple.

On unhealthy days, schools can use this information to adjust physical activities to help reduce exposure to air pollution, while still keeping students active.

Encourage your school and the schools in your community to adopt the School Flag Program -- use the Get Started tab above to begin!

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