October 19, 2023

Denver School Air Filters Expert from Camfil Shares Study On How Air Pollution May Cause Increased School Absences

Recent research indicates a clear correlation between air pollution and increased school absences.

Recent research has discovered a concerning link between air pollution and increasing school absence, providing insight into the more significant effects of air quality on education. Denver School Air Filters, a prominent advocate for clean indoor air, is spreading this information to emphasize the importance of indoor air quality in schools.

The study, which was done in Utah, revealed a clear correlation between more significant levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and higher rates of school absence. According to the study, school absenteeism spiked the day after a "red air day," when outdoor air quality reached hazardous levels.

Even in locations where "red air days" are rare, the study discovered that minor increases in PM 2.5 levels can significantly increase student absence. This alarming rise is due to the detrimental health effects of short-term particulate matter exposure, which include coughing, sneezing, sore throats, disorientation, headaches, migraines, and difficulty breathing.

These results highlight the significance of indoor air quality in maintaining a healthy and productive learning environment. Camfil Denver School Air Filters emphasizes the importance of adopting effective air filtration and purification systems within educational buildings to mitigate the effects of outside air pollution on students' health and academic performance.

Learn more about the importance of school air filtration by contacting Denver School Air Filter Experts here.


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