Schools & Infection Risk

Any environment where people frequently gather are susceptible to a number of microbial threats, and schools are no exception.  Close interaction between students, lack of hand washing, and failure to cover sneezes and coughs can all contribute to the spread of communicable illness.

  • Norovirus been known to infect nearly a third of the teachers and students at a school.  

  • Bacterial meningitis and Streptococcus spread quickly in close knit communities, and a classroom of children is susceptible, especially if proper hygiene standards are not maintained.

  • Mold presents a particularly insidious threat, as it can worsen air quality and affect students and teachers predisposed to asthma and other respiratory symptoms.

"Figures are hard to come by, but studies have estimated that a third or more of U.S. schools have mold, dust and other indoor air problems serious enough to provoke respiratory issues like asthma in students and teachers.

A national survey of school nurses found that 40% knew children and staff adversely affected by indoor pollutants.

Indoor air affects more than health. A growing body of research suggests students also perform better in schools with healthier air.

"If you get an unhealthy building, you're not going to have a successful school," said Lily Eskelsen, vice president of the National Education Association."

CNN.com

airPHX Technology in Schools

airPHX clean air technology is a proactive strategy for improving student, teacher, and staff health conditions.  Deploy our devices in common areas such as gyms, cafeterias, nurses office and other spaces to

  • Reduce the risk of outbreaks of

    • norovirus​

    • rhinovirus

    • bacterial infections

  • Remove microbes for fewer student sick days​

  • Lower cost of staff absences due to illness

 

Technology deployed in just one common area can provide school-wide benefits as airPHX clean air circulates through HVAC ductwork.