In the past 20 years, an expanding body of evidence has shown the tremendous impact indoor air pollution has on our health. All people, and especially infants, children, the elderly and persons with chronic diseases, are most susceptible. Since most children typically spend a large amount of their time in school classrooms, they are often exposed to very high levels of air pollutants, including mold in school rooms, airborne contagious diseases, chemical fumes and gases, odors, etc.
"Mold in schools is on the rise and making children sick. According to a Government Accounting Office report, 20% of the USA's 80,000 public schools have indoor air quality problems. "I'm inundated with schools," says Richard Shaughnessy, program manager of Indoor Air Research at the University of Tulsa and an instructor in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Tools for Schools indoor air quality training program."
-- USA Weekend Special Report, August 20, 2000
The effects of breathing indoor air pollution, especially mold in school rooms, include dizziness, irritability, coughing, sneezing, dry eyes, hay fever, allergies, asthma symptoms, sinus problems, ear infections, depression, fatigue, headaches, nausea, breathing problems, respiratory infections, etc. Plus the effects of breathing contagious diseases -- spread by airborne germs, viruses and bacteria -- promote increased student and teacher absenteeism.
This epidemic has grown to such huge proportions that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked indoor air pollution as a high priority public health risk. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) concluded that preventing exposure to environmental allergens and irritants may help prevent asthma.
If you suspect mold in your school, get it confirmed by someone certified to do mold testing. Once confirmed, the next step is mold remediation, which is a deep treatment of the building materials to eliminate all sources of mold growth in and around all school rooms. If you are in need of such a company, please call us at 866-875-4386 for the name of a company who not only trains others in their mold remediation techniques, but they are the only mold remediation company we are aware of that gives a Due Diligence Guarantee that they will solve your mold problem.
In the meantime, you need to purify the air of the mold spores and other airborne pollution and contagious diseases that make your students and teachers sick. We have two air purifification technologies that have the ability to purify the air of a broad range of pollutants, including mold and infectious diseases.
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