Management Of Indoors Air Quality

1265 WordsApr 10, 20166 Pages
Management of Indoors Air Quality in schools: Schools’ children do spend in their classrooms almost double the time they do in their rooms at homes (WHO, 2007). This gives the extra importance of having good indoor air quality at schools which helps to pertain an improved learning environment, increased productivity and better health for students and school staff. Having poor indoor air qualities would have severe consequences on health, behaviors, perception, development and learning disabilities (WHO, 2007). In the context of creating an an optimal learning environment for children, a set of approaches and strategies would be applicable to be adopted by schools depending on the type of the snag. Studies throughout the developed countries - performed by WHO - about indoor air quality at schools resulted that air problems in schools could be obviated by providing adequate and continuous ventilation, controlling humidity and using efficacious outdoor air removal filters (WHO, 2007). All schools should have strategies that address air pollution based on the several aspects of air pollution sources. These strategies include; cautious use of hazardous substances and their proper disposal, effective periodic inspection of leaks and cracks in building foundations and plumbing systems, periodic inspection and maintenance of ventilation, heating, and air conditioning systems with compliance to international guidelines, periodic inspections for pests assuring informing school
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