Berni Baier, Toronto's Top Air Filtration Expert, Asks: Is the Indoor Air Quality in Canadian Schools the Best It Can Be? An Elite Perspective Shared
Poor IAQ can cause a variety of health problems in Canadian schools, particularly during the colder months when our immune systems are weaker and more vulnerable to viruses and particulate matter.
Poor IAQ can lead to various health issues, especially during the colder months when our immune systems are weaker and more vulnerable to viruses and particulate matter. Despite this, many Canadian schools suffer from poor indoor air quality.
While some schools routinely test IAQ, others do not prioritize this critical aspect of environmental health. However, as more institutions recognize the significance of IAQ, we are starting to see improvements.
Internal policies focusing on improving IAQ are one solution being implemented by some schools. Some schools require trucks to turn off their engines while loading and unloading to prevent diesel fumes and carbon monoxide from negatively impacting IAQ.
Another option is to install air filtration systems. These systems can assist in the removal of harmful particles from the air, such as viruses, bacteria, and allergens. Air filtration systems can help improve IAQ and promote better respiratory health by removing these contaminants.
Other solutions, besides air filtration systems, include regular HVAC system maintenance, regular cleaning and disinfection of surfaces, and regular testing of IAQ using sensors for VOCs, CO2, carbon monoxide, ozone, and other specific gases.
While many Canadian schools continue to suffer from poor indoor air quality, solutions are available. Schools can help protect their students and staff's health and well-being by prioritizing IAQ and implementing strategies to improve it.
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