Author: trueline

Mold and Poor Ventilation of Classrooms

Picture this, several elementary school students have displayed runny noses, sneezing, red eyes and skin rashes. Other students have had asthma attacks, and an elderly teacher was sent to the hospital in respiratory distress. Staffers and parents expressed concern to the school’s administration, the district’s superintendent and the school board. So, was it mold or… Read more »

Why We Need Fresh Air

The Long-Term Approach to Respiratory Health

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck about a year ago, the first things the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended for respiratory health were wearing masks, staying six feet from other people and limiting gatherings indoors. According to the experts, viruses like COVID-19 thrive indoors and spread easily from people in close proximity. Because of… Read more »

Ventilation and Fresh Air

Ventilation and Fresh Air in Dealing with Illness

Several years ago, a study examined changes in student test scores following renovations meant to improve indoor air quality. The renovations—which were done in a Texas district and cost between $300,000 and $500,000 depending on the school—addressed mold, high VOC (volatile organic compound) levels and poor ventilation at 66 elementary schools. The results were astounding…. Read more »