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Our health and well-being can be significantly impacted by the air we breathe. This is particularly true for students and staff who spend much time on university campuses.
Yet, many variables, including traffic congestion, cleaning agents, and pollutants from power plants and manufacturers, can impact the campus environment and result in poor air quality. To identify and reduce potential dangers, it’s essential to have a reliable air quality monitoring system in place. Students who are exposed to poor air quality run the risk of developing respiratory and neurological disorders, as well as having their academic performance negatively impacted.
A top priority should be ensuring that schools, colleges, and universities offer their students and staff a safe, healthy, and productive environment.
How Persium AQM can Ensure Safe and Healthy Learning Environments
Installing Persium Pods
- Schools and universities can get a thorough and hyper-local awareness of the air quality in their immediate surroundings by deploying Persium Pods outside school gates, around campus, and inside specific department buildings.
- Institutions can evaluate the effectiveness of current measures and take preventative action to lower pollution levels. This may involve reducing traffic or restricting the use of certain chemicals in areas of the campus where excessive pollution levels have been detected.
Increased awareness & communication via MapView®
- MapView® is a simple-to-use, free mobile app that gives parents, students, and staff access to real-time AQ data. At times of excessive pollution, everyone will be better equipped to keep secure and knowledgeable.
How Persium empowers parents, students and staff
- Plan your route with MapView®. Users with respiratory conditions can enable real-time alerts when air pollution levels suddenly increase.
- Parent guilds and student unions have increased engagement and understanding of their educational environment, leading to a healthier learning community.
- Implementing anti-idling approaches and relocation of drop-off/pick-up points away from school/campus entrances can create a clean air zone around the premises.
Why Schools and Universities should start monitoring the air quality
- The overall image of the school & university becomes that of an active advocate for clean air and productive learning while also protecting the health of students & staff.
- Potential for rescheduling morning outdoor classes to the afternoon to reduce daily exposure.
- Plan new buildings to be strategically located away from main roads where possible. This should be with safe walking passages between the school/university premises and main connecting roads.
- Social Responsibility. Educational institutions have a responsibility to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for their students and staff.
- Future-Proofing. With the increasing focus on environmental issues and sustainability, monitoring air quality is becoming crucial for future-proofing educational institutions.