Clearing the Air: Safeguarding Schools from the Invisible Threat of Airborne Pathogens
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates the real and dangerous impact of airborne pathogens. When many people gather in an enclosed space, the risk of contagion increases. This is especially concerning in schools, as children contract and pass illnesses easily.
Quality, clean air is vital to child health and development. Proper ventilation is one way to improve air quality, but mixing with outside air isn’t always ideal. Urban schools must deal with pollutants. Indoors, particulates like allergens can easily be stirred up into the air in a busy classroom setting.