Kids spend up to 40 hours a week in school or in childcare facilities. That’s almost 50% of the time they spend awake. The question we need to ask ourselves is, are these school facilities healthy places for children to grow, play, and learn? Air pollution is typically more toxic indoors, up to five times more polluted than outdoor air according to the EPA. Since children are considered to be high-risk, they are more vulnerable than adults to the effects of pollution. The good news is that indoor air pollution can be alleviated by using Activa Coating’s photocatalytic paint. This can help children and faculty members breathe healthy air while they are inside for a majority of their time.
Activa Coating in Schools
Part of the problem is the location of most schools. Urban schools are usually located near major roads or even factories, with many other suburban and rural schools being close to roads or factories as well. Students are at greater risk because of their younger age and proximity to these polluted roads, undoubtedly leading to more polluted indoor air quality where air becomes trapped and escalates in pollutants compared to outside air. Studies show that one-half of our nation’s 115,000 schools have problems linked to indoor air quality. What is one solution that will help? Activa Coating’s photocatalytic paint will help eliminate the pollution in the air and make every classroom a healthier environment for kids and staff.
Another crisis attributed to air pollution is the rise in asthma among children in the U.S. Asthma is a lung disease that can cause difficulty breathing and wheezing which also leads to increased rates of absenteeism among students. There are a lot of tools available to help your school get healthier. School buildings with enhanced filtration systems will have improved indoor air quality, but these systems can be expensive and they need to be maintained on a regular basis. However, painting with Activa Coating’s photocatalytic paint doesn’t need to be redone every year to be effective. Doing so keeps the walls clean and helps purify the air, no maintenance required; all it takes is light (natural or artificial) to activate the healing properties of Activa Coating. This is less expensive than installing a filtration system and having to pay for maintenance of the system.
Benefits of Activa Coating
Activa Coating helps to eliminate airborne toxic pollutants produced by cars, factories, varnishes, glues, heating, and more. This means it works to keep schools close to areas that produce a high volume of pollution safer. Activa Coating helps the surface it is painted on stay clean of dirt, grime, and microorganisms. This reduces the need to wash and repaint. An added benefit of Activa Coating’s photocatalytic process is that it helps remove odors from the air while it cleans.
We all want our children to grow up educated and healthy so that they have the best opportunity to make a positive influence on our world. To make this a reality, we must ensure that their learning environments are as healthy as possible. This ensures kids are able to remain as physically and mentally healthy as possible so they can keep going to school with reduced risk of asthma attacks and inhaling toxic pollution. If your school is interested in using Activa Coating, please contact us to discuss receiving a discount.