Indoor Air Quality and the School Environment. Ensuring our children’s health and academic success. Provided by the American Association of School Administrators . Perspective.
Indoor Air Quality and the School Environment
Ensuring our children’s health and academic success
Provided by the American Association of School Administrators
“In the construction of buildings, whether for public purposes or as dwellings, care should be taken to provide good ventilation and plenty of sunlight….schoolrooms are often faulty in this respect. Neglect of proper ventilation is responsible for much of the drowsiness and dullness that….make the teacher’s work toilsome and ineffective.”
-Health Reformer, 1871
- Webster’s Dictionary
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