October 02, 2023

Birmingham School Air Filters Lists Top Sources of Air Pollution in Schools

Learn about the two primary sources of poor air quality in schools and how school districts nationwide can strive to improve it.

As the school year 2023-2024 has already begun, air quality specialists from Birmingham School Air Filters released a new resource highlighting the top sources of air pollution in schools.

The air quality inside educational facilities is crucial for the health and well-being of students and staff, ultimately affecting academic performance.

Two primary sources of air pollution affect school air quality: external sources that enter buildings and internal sources produced on the premises.

Pollution from outside sources is influenced by the following:

1. Population density,

2. Proximity to industrial zones,

3. Traffic volume,

4. Climate

5. Soil composition,

6. and vegetation.

Indoor pollution, on the other hand, comes from:

1. Chalkdust,

2. Dust from food preparation,

3. Emissions from combustion,

4. Volatile organic compounds or VOCs

VOCs in schools usually come from art supplies, cleaning products, printing equipment, pesticides, and more.

Poor air quality in schools can lead to decreased productivity, increased school absenteeism, and long-term health impacts, including mental health disorders and childhood obesity. Effective air filtration is vital in schools where contagious illnesses can spread quickly through airborne transmission.

When selecting air filters, school facilities managers must assess their specific pollution sources, filter depth capacities, budgets, and maintenance capabilities. Options include Camfil's Dual 9, AQ13, CityPleat, and City M filters, each suited for various applications.

To ensure optimal air quality in your school, consult an air quality expert for guidance on selecting the most suitable filters for your unique needs. Clean air in schools is more than a comfort; it's a fundamental requirement for the well-being and success of students and staff alike.

Source: Air Quality Considerations in Schools for the 2023-2024 School Year

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