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Healthy Air in Schools

We all want our children to be safe. But there are some dangers—such as air pollution—that we simply can't see. Air pollution in the classroom affects how children learn and harm their growing lungs. It also causes health problems for faculty and staff. Here's how help ensure healthy air in schools where children learn and play.

5 Ways to Protect the Air Quality in Your Child's School

Most unhealthy indoor air problems are simple and inexpensive to fix. Get involved and protect the air quality in your child's school.

How to Know if There's a Problem

Are you concerned about the quality of air in your local school? Learn the signs and symptoms that can indicate unhealthy air, and ways to identify the pollution sources and their solutions. Plus, find out what to do if an indoor air emergency occurs. Learn more.

Healthy Air Tools for Schools & Districts

Schools often face special challenges in providing healthy indoor air. These tools help schools and districts manage indoor air quality. Learn more.

Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative

Managing air quality is critical to asthma management in schools. Students and staff who spend their days in a healthy environment with good air quality should suffer fewer asthma episodes and other health effects from environmental causes. Learn more about our Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative.

    Reviewed and approved by the American Lung Association Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed December 7, 2017.

    Page Last Updated: September 13, 2018

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