Schools and education

Good air quality in schools and other educational institutions increases well-being and the ability to learn.

However, there are several things that can pollute the air to problematic levels. If the staff and students are aware, pollution can often be significantly reduced through small behavioural changes.

Release of harmful chemicals from cleaning agents, paint, fixtures, building materials, etc., can cause high air pollution that can increase the risk of allergies and other serious diseases. Read more on chemical air pollution here

Humans produce carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapour when exhaling. A high content of CO2 is a sign of poor air quality in the classroom, which increases the risk of headaches and fatigue, and at the same time reduces the ability to learn. High humidity in the classroom increases the risk of mould, which can cause severe allergies in staff and students. Read more on carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapour here

Polluted outdoor air from road traffic, wood smoke, diesel trains, etc., can pollute the indoor environment. Especially when the windows are open or if the buildings have mechanical ventilation that sucks in the pollution from outside. Read more on pollution from the outdoor air here

We can carry out an assessment/measurement of the air quality. Contact our senior advisor Kaare: