Kids spend up to 40 hours a week in school or in childcare facilities. That’s almost 50% of the time they spend awake. Children are known to be more vulnerable than adults to the effects of pollution. The question we need to ask yourself is, are these school facilities healthy places for children to grow, play, and learn? The good news is that air pollution can be destroyed by using a technologically advanced paint and can be turned into an education opportunity for our kids and for those managing our school facilities.
Part of the problem is the location of most schools. Urban schools are usually located near major roads and according to one study 17,000 schools in rural and urban areas across the U.S. are located within 800 feet of a heavily traveled road. Students are at greater risk because of the hours spent in school facilities and because children are often susceptible to pollutants. Studies show that one-half of our nation’s 115,000 schools have problems linked to indoor air quality (IAQ). What is one solution that will help? A paint that will destroy the pollution in the air and make every classroom a healthier environment for your kids!
Another crisis attributed to air pollution is the rise in Asthma among children in the U.S., and rates are increasing. Asthma is a lung disease that can cause difficulty breathing and wheezing which also leads to increased rates of absenteeism among students. There are a lot of tools available to help your school get healthier. School buildings with enhanced filtration systems will have improved indoor air quality. Supplemental use of properly sized HEPA-Charcoal air filters that do not produce ozone has been shown to improve indoor air quality by reducing fine particles and chemicals in smoke.
There are many ways to get your school healthy and using and advanced technology photocatalytic paint is one of those ways. Some benefits of the Activa Coating paints are:
- ELIMINATES airborne toxic pollutants produced by cars, factories, varnishes, glues, heating, etc.
- REDUCES the presence of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, etc.) by destroying the substances they feed on.
- REMOVES dirt from surfaces to ensure your walls stay CLEANER for LONGER without washing or repainting.
- ELIMINATES odors produced by organic substances present in the air.
We all want our children to grow up educated and healthy so that they have the best opportunity to make an impact in our world. To make this a reality we must ensure that their learning environments are as healthy as possible to keep kids physically healthy to go to school and mentally healthy to give them a greater chance of success!