Allergens, chemicals and airborne particles adversely affect children, who are much more likely to suffer from them than adults, due to indoor air pollution in buildings.
In addition, younger children are less able to understand and clearly communicate their symptoms and are directly affected by air quality.
A poor or non-existent air purification system transmits asthma, rhinitis, allergies, spreads viruses and increases school absenteeism through the spread of diseases.
Air quality affects the cognitive development of children.
Students spend an average 1,300 hours at school. This, combined with concerns about nutrition and physical exercise, means that the quality of the air they breathe has a tremendous impact on students’ abilities. Clean and healthy breathable air is an essential requirement for children to flourish.
A school should be much more than a place to go every day, and become an environment for inspiration and creativity, in which indoor air quality plays a key role in children’s health.
Classrooms must have a ventilation system in place that guarantees the required air quality levels, and provides a sufficient flow of outdoor air to avoid high concentrations of pollutants.
RITE (Regulations on Thermal Installations in Buildings, Royal Decree 1027/2007) require classrooms to meet minimum ventilation and indoor air quality requirements. This applies both to schools and new constructions, as well as to renovations of thermal installations in existing buildings.
For many years now, at Aire Limpio we have been concerned about indoor air quality in education centres. Proof of this is the installation of systems in more than 300 schools.