Are you aware that indoor air quality can have a significant impact on pediatric asthma rates? Yes, it's true!
Pediatric asthma rates have gone up 72%! In recent years, pediatric asthma rates have skyrocketed. And scientists are connecting it to indoor air quality. Children are particularly at risk when it comes to indoor air quality as their respiratory systems are still developing.
A 2020 study monitored 16 households that had children with asthma for a week before intervening. They then improved the air quality in the home and monitored them for another 7 days. They noticed a stark improvement in the childrens’ quality of life.
Exposure to dust inside homes can have adverse health outcomes, such as respiratory problems, asthma, allergic reactions, and lead poisoning (if the dust contains lead). Dust comes from two sources. First, dirt and dust can be carried in from outside on shoes or blown in through windows and doors. Second, there are indoor sources of dust, particularly dust mites.
If all that isn't bad enough, schools have some of the worst air quality!
With the number of students, the size of classrooms, and the number of products used in classrooms, it comes as no surprise that the EPA is concerned about the indoor air quality in schools.
We at Superior Air Quality are committed to helping you create a healthier, more breathable environment for your little ones. Remember, every breath your child takes is worth the effort. Let's clear the air together, one filter at a time!