Schools and nurseries – Provide them with the best possible environment.
93% of the classrooms of more than 300 schools analyzed by the Observatoire de la Qualité de l’air en France have concentrations of fine particles higher than the WHO guide value and 41% of the schools have at least one classroom with high to very high confinement.
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The environmental quality and pollution of a building has a direct impact on well-being, concentration, listening skills and absenteeism.
Polluted air, excessive noise levels, discomfort due to temperature and humidity – can have effects on health. Poor air quality can range from simple discomfort (olfactory, drowsiness, eye irritation…) to the appearance or aggravation of acute or chronic pathologies: respiratory allergies, asthma, poisoning…
Air quality in schools and nurseries:
Children’s respiratory and immune systems are still developing, so they are particularly sensitive to indoor air pollution. Especially since children spend more than 80% of their day in closed environments. A monitoring of indoor air quality is now mandatory in some establishments open to the public:
- as of January 1, 2018: in places where children under 6 years of age are cared for (day care centers, nursery schools, etc.) and elementary school;
- as of January 1, 2020: in middle schools, high schools and recreational facilities.
Due to the health crisis and COVID-19, monitoring of CO2 levels is also strongly recommended.
How to act on pollution in schools and nurseries?
In his daily life, everyone, young and old, can act on his indoor air by simple and easy to implement gestures.
For example, by choosing materials that emit less polluting substances, by improving ventilation conditions in the premises and by adopting appropriate behaviors (use of products for activities and maintenance).
The Meersens solution – thanks to the analysis of the indoor and outdoor environmental quality in real time and in prediction, as well as the deployment of sensors – allows to act at the source and to obtain recommendations and personalized prevention plans while taking into account the specificities of the place and of each exposed person.
To learn more, request our use case for schools and nurseries.