Toronto, Ontario - With Canadian children returning to school for the first time in a year and a half, it is crucial to protect their health. The airborne threat of COVID-19 has brought indoor air quality into the spotlight of public attention, but indoor pollution poses multiple health threats to developing lungs.
In a new article by Camfil, leading air filtration experts explain the risks associated with indoor air pollution as well as the benefits to be gained from improving indoor air quality.
"Although investments in school renewal have ameliorated as of late, mechanical ventilation and HVAC systems in school buildings remain dated and do not effectively filter air pollutants. Opportunely, the Ministry of Education has made a recent announcement that $25 million will go to improving ventilation in schools with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters as part of the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19 as students return to class. With HEPA filters, virus-sized particles (generated through respiratory droplets of an infected person) and air pollutants carrying the virus are captured and may reduce exposure."
The new educational resource explains:
- The benefits of improved indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools.
- Camfil's top tips for school officials to improve IAQ in Ontario schools.
- The best air filtration solutions for Ontario schools
About Camfil Canada Clean Air Solutions
For more than half a century, Camfil has been helping people breathe cleaner air. As a leading manufacturer of premium clean air solutions, we provide commercial and industrial systems for air filtration and air pollution control that improve worker and equipment productivity, minimize energy use, and benefit human health and the environment. We firmly believe that the best solutions for our customers are the best solutions for our planet, too. That's why every step of the way - from design to delivery and across the product life cycle - we consider the impact of what we do on people and on the world around us. Through a fresh approach to problem-solving, innovative design, precise process control, and a strong customer focus we aim to conserve more, use less and find better ways - so we can all breathe easier.
The Camfil Group is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, and has 33 manufacturing sites, six R&D centers, local sales offices in 30 countries, and about 4,800 employees and growing. We proudly serve and support customers in a wide variety of industries and in communities across the world. To discover how Camfil Canada can help you to protect people, processes and the environment, visit us at www.camfil.com/en-ca/
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