Schools: Better learning in healthy air
Updated guidebook for indoor air hygiene at schools
The new edition of Leitfaden für die Innenraumhygiene in Schulgebäuden [Guidebook on indoor air hygiene in school buildings] has been published. The Indoor Air Hygiene Commission of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has reworked it and added new current topics. The 140-page guide offers tips and advice about particulate matter, carbon dioxide, as well as other chemical substances and acoustic problems in Germany’s schools. UBA President Troge said, ”Education is important, and a healthy environment for it is imperative. Our new guidebook will help teachers, school supporters, supervisory authorities and parents in the battle against poor air in Germany’s schools.” Just a few simple actions can often make for better indoor climate, for example airing properly and regularly or using low-emissions products when redecorating. Proper cleaning in school buildings is also vital, and the guidebook has advice on this. It also includes advice on appropriate remediation and redecoration of school buildings.