The health of students, teachers and staff in our schools depends in large part on the quality of the air they breathe. In Connecticut, unfortunately, many students and adults are at risk, and concerns extend far beyond the pandemic.
Hot temperatures, high humidity, mold and poor air quality adversely affect school health and performance. Even before the pandemic, sick schools were a problem. Today, the importance of air quality has never been more critical, especially in helping to prevent the spread of diseases such as childhood asthma and various respiratory problems that plague children and adults. Concerns about air quality have only intensified with the high infection rates of the delta variant COVID-19.