AASA Highlights Improvements in School Air Quality

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The site describes the process by which eight districts focused on and improved environmental conditions in their classrooms.

Since 2000, AASA—through a cooperative agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—has been leading efforts to improve the environment and manage indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools.

“American children spend a large part of their day in classrooms. Poor indoor air quality in schools poses health risks for both students and staff members,” said AASA executive director Daniel A. Domenech, in unveiling the site. “Poor indoor air quality makes it hard for students to concentrate. It inhibits learning.

“It is heartening to see school system leaders involved in effective air quality management and green schools programs and producing such fine results.”

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