Ensuring Healthy Indoor Air Quality for a Safe Back-to-School Season

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Congratulations on excelling in the first few weeks of back-to-school!  Now that routine is back at play and students are spending a substantial amount of time indoors, it is of utmost importance to maintain excellent indoor air quality at home.

Health and well-being affects us all in various ways.  Children, especially, are more susceptible to the effects of pollutants and airborne pathogens in the air due to their developing immune systems.  Back-to-school poses a number of challenges for these children as they continue to spend a substantial amount of time indoors with their peers.  As most of us are well aware, a great number of children frequently fall ill during the school year, particularly at the height of cold and flu season, which typically aligns with the start of school.  What should be a safe space for our children to learn and grow, becomes a perfect environment for viruses and bacteria to thrive.

Poor air quality can lead to a range of health issues, particularly for children who spend a considerable amount of time indoors, which may result in decreased cognitive function and concentration levels.  Many schools have more recently implemented air purification solutions in school settings to tackle indoor air quality concerns, especially with recent global challenges that we have and continue to face.  But it shouldn’t stop there; it is crucial to continue providing purified air in homes where our children can thrive.  And with many advanced and innovative air purification solutions available, many consumers are learning that HEPA filters alone aren’t the most effective against viruses and bacteria.  UVC Air Purification solutions improve 99.9% of indoor air by inactivating airborne pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria, rendering them harmless to your health.  UVC technology is a highly effective and safe solution used in hospitals for many years.           

 Reasons to prioritize indoor air quality during this back-to-school season:

  1. Health and Well-being: Clean indoor air is essential for maintaining optimal health and well-being. Improved air quality helps ensure that our children can focus on their studies without compromising their health.
  2. Concentration and Learning: Clean air has a direct impact on cognitive function and learning. Students perform better academically in environments with better air quality
  3. Preventing Illness: Viruses and bacteria can spread easily in enclosed spaces. Adequate ventilation and air circulation help reduce the risk of airborne infections, ultimately reducing the chances of illness spreading within the household.
  4. Creating a Safe Haven: Our homes should be a safe haven where our children can thrive.  By improving indoor air quality, we create a space where they can relax, play, and study without being exposed to unnecessary health risks.

 Proactive steps toward implementing excellent indoor air quality:

  1. Regular cleaning of common areas
  2. Proper ventilation of your home, which includes regularly opening windows to allow fresh air circulation when possible
  3. Air purification solutions, including HEPA filters and UVC air purification devices for your home’s furnace system provide an additional layer of protection, which is particularly important in homes that don’t have adequate ventilation.

As we navigate this new school year, take some time to consider ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality. 

Swordfish UVC Air Purification Solutions purify 99.9% of indoor air by inactivating airborne pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria. Bring this tried and true air purification method into your home and feel the difference.