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.

Children are much more likely than adults to be adversely affected by allergens, chemicals and airborne particles, due to indoor air pollution in buildings.

In addition, younger children are not as able to understand or clearly tell others about their symptoms and are directly affected by air quality.

As a result of poor or non-existent air purification, asthma, rhinitis and allergies are transmitted, viruses are spread and more children are absent from school after catching diseases.

Education References

Air quality affects the cognitive development of children.

Students spend an average of 1,300 hours at school. When this is combined with concerns about nutrition and physical exercise, the quality of the air that students breathe in has a huge impact on their abilities. Clean and healthy breathable air is an essential requirement for children to thrive in their studies.

A school must be much more than a place children go every day, and become an environment which fuels creativity and inspiration, where 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 enough flow of outdoor air in order to prevent high concentrations of pollutants.

RITE (Regulations on Thermal Installations in Buildings, Royal Decree 1027/2007) require classrooms to meet minimum requirements for ventilation and indoor air quality. This applies both to schools and new constructions, as well as to renovations of thermal installations in existing buildings.

At Aire Limpio, we have been concerned about indoor air quality in education centres for many years and as a result, we have installed systems in more than 300 schools.

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