Air quality solutions for Schools
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Impact of Poor Air Quality at School
The air quality of classrooms where students learn matters – especially considering that young children spend most of their time at schools learning at a growing age. On average, a child spends 6 to 8 hours inside the classroom breathing the same air continuously for such a long period of time
Poor Air Quality inside classroom harms mental and physical well being of a child from headaches, dizziness and wheezing to absenteeism, difficulty concentrating and poor test performance.
It can also affect teachers and staff, leading to the same health symptoms as well as lowering job satisfaction and increasing turnover.
Pollutants that harm you at school
Tiny size particles can stay suspended in the air much longer than larger particles and can be absorbed into the bloodstream when inhaled.
There has been extensive evidence proving that prolonged exposure to concentrated levels of CO2 is detrimental to children's ability to perform optimally in schools.
Exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) has been an indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concern in schools and other buildings for many years.
Poor Air Quality affects whom at school?
Poor air quality can irritate the eyes, nose, and throat, cause shortness of breath, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions, and affect the heart and cardiovascular system of the children, teachers, and other school staff members.
The Impact of Air Quality
The dangers posed by air pollution are a key concern for people and communities around the world. One area in particular that has seen increased attention in recent years is the impact of poor air quality around schools.
Students’ performance can be affected by several IEQ components, including air quality, temperature and noise. A study found that schools located in areas with greatest air pollution levels had the highest proportion of students failing to meet state educational testing standards (Indoor air quality (IAQ) is significantly influenced by outdoor air quality due to the infiltration of air from outdoors).
Decreased Student Learning and Memory
Suboptimal IEQ can negatively impact student learning and memory. Water pipes are often made from lead, which can leach into water if the pipes are corroded. Even low levels of lead exposure have been linked to behavior and learning problems, lower IQ and hyperactivity.
Student and Staff Illness
Poor IEQ can affect outcomes beyond just performance and sleep quality in students. When indoor environmental quality in schools is poor, notably IAQ, it can lead to a range of health symptoms and conditions in both students and staff. It is also associated with more sick days taken by teachers and more school days missed by students.
Air Quality affects many functions of our body, including the sleep-wake cycle, alertness, mood, cognitive performance and even our metabolism, which, in turn, impact our health, well-being and performance. The lighting that students are exposed to during the school day can affect their sleep at night. In fact, around ⅓ of school-aged children (36.4% of 6- to 12-year-olds, and 31.9% of 13- to 17-year-olds) don’t get enough sleep.
Air quality Solutions For Schools
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