Improve Indoor Air Quality at School

September 17, 2012 by Leave a comment

Improve Indoor Air Quality, Improve Grades

School GirlWant to know an important way to improve the productivity of students, teachers and support staff at Charlotte-Mecklenburg area schools? Improve the indoor air quality!1 Think of how much of the day students and staff spend indoors. Indoor air quality is crucial for health and well-being. Studies have shown that poor indoor air quality contributes to higher incidences of absenteeism, illness and asthma attacks.

An uncontrolled asthma-related attack obviously keeps the child from learning but the teacher must attend to the emergency, too. This affects the rest of the class as well. What are some typical asthma triggers? They include mold, dust mites, insect body parts and even chemicals. Remember, some Charlotte schools are quite old. These schools, particularly if they have been maintained poorly, may have issues with indoor air quality. However, even newer schools are not immune to poor indoor environment.

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