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NYT: “Among the reasons: a lack of clear federal guidance on cleaning indoor air, no senior administration official designated to oversee such a campaign, few experts to help the schools spend the funds wisely, supply chain delays for new equipment, and insufficient staff to maintain improvements that are made.”
Air quality is a major concern for children because they tend to spend more time outside than adults. Kids play outside more often which means they’re exposed to more pollution—including pollution from cars and trucks on busy roads near their schools.
Breathing in dirty air is not good for anyone. Adults experience weakened immune systems and allergies, while children experience developmental delays and respiratory issues, among other issues. While all of us want clean, fresh air to breathe, many of us find that our work or school does not provide this for us, and we are forced to breathe in polluted air every day.
What matters most when it comes to our children’s education? Quality schools, quality teachers and abundant resources. But what about quality air? Now more than ever Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) really matters. As a result, government agencies, parents and schools are giving attention to the quality of the air our children breathe.
Ahhh, fresh air! On average we probably breathe in and breathe out 20,000 times per day. Did you know that most of those breaths are taken indoors where we spend 90% of our time? So the quality of the indoor air we breathe really matters! Indoor air quality has a major impact on our health, both short and long term. The good news is there is something we can do about it.
Three years into the COVID-19 Pandemic has taught us a lot. What have we learned? We’ve come to appreciate that SARS-CoV-2 is airborne. Many thanks to the doctors, aerosol scientists and professors who worked so hard to get the word out! Some that come to our mind are Professors Linsey Marr, Jose-Luis Jimenez and Kimberly Prather.
Good news! The Florida Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Grant Program (EANS) reimburses non-public schools for money spent on services and supplies related to COVID-19. Portable air purification devices are specifically mentioned as being covered by EANS.
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