A recent study by USA Today that claims many American children are being exposed to harmful levels of toxic chemicals at their school has garnered much controversy.
The report, called “The Smokestack Effect”, states that our schools are plagued with toxicity that is “widespread, insidious and largely unaddressed.”
Being in the air quality business, as well as a mother about to send my son to school next year, my immediate reaction is one of anger.
Let’s get this out in the open right off the bat: air quality is generally poor, especially indoors—- and whether it’s a school, an office building or a home, there are harmful levels of toxic chemicals.
We’re beyond the point now where we can deny this fact. There are reports like the one by USA Today, that are also backed by countless others. The EPA website is jam-packed with information on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), and the media is always publishing reports that unequivocally state that poor IAQ is detrimental to our health.
And this is especially true for KIDS! And where do you find kids? AT SCHOOLS! This is not rocket science. School administrators bat their eyelashes, claiming, ‘I had no idea the air quality was this bad!’
Well wake up and smell the air pollution, because this is beyond ridiculous—- it’s downright dangerous for our kids.
It’s time the government takes a stance.
It’s time schools start being more responsible.
It’s time parents demand better air quality.
Homes and business across the globe are incorporating air purification systems to ensure their own health, and the health of others in their building.
Schools should be no exception. Indeed, they should be a priority.
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