Reported symptoms include headaches, stuffed-up nose, irritated eyes, nose and throat and more.
CNN reports on the indoor air quality in schools:
Clean the indoor air in schools
Since many school buildings suffer from poor ventilation and poor IAQ, facility managers need to improve the situation with
- Source control - not intriducing any pollutants into the air;
- Ventilation - opening windows regularly, maintaining or upgrading the HVAC system, making sure the air moves around and is exchanged at the proper rates; and
- Air cleaning - portable, stand-alone air cleaners with many pounds of activated carbon and a medical-grade HEPA filter as well as optional UV germicidal filtration can help move the air around while cleaning it continuously.
Electrocorp offers industrial-strength air cleaners for schools and universities.
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