Why is school air so bad?

As an important place for children to learn and grow, the air quality in schools is directly related to their physical and mental health. However, in reality, many schools are facing the problem of poor air quality, which undoubtedly brings hidden dangers to the healthy growth of children. Therefore, school air quality monitoring has become an indispensable task. In this paper, we will discuss why is school air so bad? and the importance of school air quality monitoring and how to monitor school air quality.

Why is school air so bad
Why is school air so bad?

Why is school air so bad?

Schools are places of intensive activity, where the air is prone to turbidity. Highly concentrated crowds release odors and carbon dioxide, and produce various microbes and bacteria that cause cross-infections; coupled with poor ventilation and insufficient daylight, bacteria and other biological pollutants can survive for a long time and spread in the specific environment of a school. Therefore, extra attention needs to be paid to the air quality in schools. The ability to monitor and maintain orderly, clean and odor-free ambient air quality inside campus buildings has gradually become a priority for campus management.

Air Quality Monitor FQ-002

Understand the importance of air quality monitoring on campus?

Campuses have a large number of people, including students, faculty and staff, who spend long hours on campus every day. If the air quality is poor, it can easily lead to discomfort such as respiratory and skin problems for students and staff. It is evident that good air quality is directly related to the health and comfort of the campus. Meanwhile, studies have shown that there is also a correlation between air quality and students’ academic performance. Poor air quality can have an impact on students’ learning and thinking skills and lower their academic performance. Therefore, for students’ health and academic development, school air quality monitoring should not be neglected.

Air quality monitoring station FS00807 (5)
Air quality monitoring station FS00807

How to monitor campus air quality?

First of all, it is necessary to set up suitable monitoring locations in the campus, covering different areas and functions. For example, classrooms, outdoor activity areas, cafeterias, etc. can be selected for monitoring. Secondly, you need to choose appropriate air quality monitoring instruments for measuring airborne pollutants. Nowadays, there are various types of air quality monitoring instruments available in the market, including small Handheld Air Quality Monitor and large Air quality monitoring station.Selecting the appropriate monitoring instrument according to the actual situation of the campus will ensure the accuracy and reliability of the measurement results. In addition, a set of scientific and effective monitoring indicators and evaluation system should be established for campus air quality monitoring, in order to carry out comprehensive analysis and evaluation. Finally, the monitoring results should be fed back to students, teachers and management in a timely manner so that appropriate measures can be taken to improve air quality. Only through effective monitoring and active improvement can good air quality on campus be maintained.


In addition, campus air quality monitoring requires close collaboration with campus management organizations and environmental protection departments. Campus management organizations should attach great importance to campus air quality monitoring and actively cooperate to assist in the relevant work. The environmental protection department should provide support and guidance to ensure the accuracy and scientific validity of the monitoring work. Through the cooperation between campus management organizations and environmental protection departments, a good working mechanism for campus air quality monitoring can be formed to protect the health and safety of students and staff.


Finally, the systematic and continuous nature of campus air quality monitoring should be ensured. Air quality is a dynamic process, and there may be differences in air quality in different time periods and seasons. Therefore, monitoring should be conducted on a regular basis and the results should be released in a timely manner. Only through long-term monitoring can we accurately understand the trend of campus air quality, identify problems in time and take appropriate measures to solve them.