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Improving Indoor Air Quality for Better Health

Unpack what's important to consider when choosing an air purification solution.

Our homes, workplaces and schools are foundational to our well-being, providing shelter, comfort, security, and space for learning, collaboration and socialization. As we spend more time indoors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the quality of our indoor air has become more important than ever. Ensuring that the air we breathe is clean and free of harmful pathogens and pollutants can help protect us against the novel coronavirus, and promote overall health and well-being.

This white paper provides an overview of key indoor air pathogens and pollutants in spaces where we spend most of our time — homes, schools and workplaces — with special consideration given to Covid-19. It also discusses the associations between both poor and good indoor air quality on health and performance outcomes in residents, students and employees. Finally, it offers guidance on what factors to consider when choosing an air purifier, and what air purification technology solutions are most suitable for particular environments and situations.


Healthy Learning Environments

Learn how educational environments can make an impact on the health, performance, and well-being of students, teachers, and staff.

Children and adolescents spend a large portion of their time inside school buildings, during a period of their lives when their development is especially sensitive to environmental influences. Educational environments have the potential to make an enormous impact on the health, performance and well-being of students, teachers and staff. Pre-schools, schools and universities have the unique opportunity to create safe, healthy and enjoyable learning environments that enable students to thrive.

This white paper provides an overview of the key features of healthy learning environments and shares research insights on how physical environments affect the health and academic performance of students and the well-being of teachers and staff, offering evidence-based strategies that can be implemented in pre-kindergarten (pre-K), school, and university buildings to promote health and well-being for all. It also pays special attention to Covid-19, discussing environmental and behavioral strategies that can help reduce the risk of infection in schools. Finally, the paper discusses a variety of social and psychological factors that can significantly impact students’ success as they progress through their formal education and beyond.

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