The start of a new school year can be an exciting time. However, for students with asthma and allergies, back to school can mean facing potential health hazards at school and in the classroom. For sensitive children, common materials like chalk dust, cleaning supplies and pet dander from classroom pets can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms.
Breathing polluted indoor air may also reduce academic performance and increase absenteeism in both students and teachers. A 2007 report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 12.8 million school days were missed by students in the US as the result of allergies and asthma. According to the EPA, young children are especially vulnerable to breathing airborne pollutants and particles, as their bodies are still developing. With one-half of the nation's schools linked to problems with poor indoor air quality, it is important to improve a school's indoor air quality to provide a nurturing environment for education to flourish.
Here are our recommendations for good indoor air quality in the classroom:
Does this information apply to you? Are you interested in learning more about Alen Air Purifiers and classroom air quality? Visit Alen Air Purifiers' shop page or contact an Alen Air Quality Specialist 800-630-2396 to find out more.