Have you ever Asked who cleans your school and how ?
The school environment is supposed to be a safe place for our children to go and learn during the day, however recent studies have shown that it may not be as safe in terms of air quality and cleanliness as we would expect, evidence has arisen showing many classrooms are full of airborne ultrafine particles that can be easily be inhaled by students and well, anyone in the classroom.
The air in some ill maintained classrooms without good enough ventilation contain more small particle pollutants than the outside itself. The number of children that end up with asthma has increased dramatically over the last decade, and it’s not just children either, teachers also have a higher chance of getting this condition.
The scientific studies conducted in the classroom to test the air pollution produced astounding results; over 450 chemicals were found in the air, this is a dangerous find due to the fact that children are much more susceptible to toxic chemicals in their early years and these chemicals can cause serious harm, formaldehyde, chloroform, benzene are a few of the chemicals found that have been known to cause harmful effects such as cancer.
The reason these chemicals are found so prevalent in schools is due to these chemicals being so easily accessible and cheap, they mostly come from over the top counters and schools use them as a quick fix in order to keep the classrooms clean, schools that use these cleaning chemicals release over 5 times the amount of air contamination than the more environmentally friendly and green products.
The school should be a safe place for children to go to, and should not cause any worry to parents back at home, teachers also deserve a much cleaner and healthier space to work in, which Is why we suggest the use of greener cleaning products as an alternative to over the counter products full of chemicals, not only can greener cleaning be more cost efficient in the long run, but has already been proven to be just as good a cleaner as any commercial product.