According to CNN, studies have estimated that a third of U.S. schools have mold, dust and other indoor air problems at high enough volumes to cause or exacerbate respiratory issues such as asthma in students and teachers.
This is a decrease from a 1995 federal government report that estimated that 50 percent of the nation's schools have problems linked to poor air quality, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Indoor air pollutants can cause students and faculty discomfort, decrease productivity, increase absenteeism and lead to short- and long-term health effects. School administrators searching for a potential cost-effective solution to improve indoor air quality should consider the IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier. It is a medical-grade air purifier able to remove ultrafine particles that may be present in an older educational facility.
Mold, mildew and dust present in schools can negatively impact the health of students and faculty. By investing in an air purifier, a school can drastically reduce respiratory tract infections, disease, allergic reactions, headaches, nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, headaches and asthma attacks - all prime conditions that increase absenteeism amongst students and teachers.
Schools and students suffer when children are not present in the classroom. An increase in indoor air quality could assist in decreasing absenteeism caused by illness.