The benefits of classroom air purifiers
There’s no indoor space that wouldn’t benefit from the addition of an air purifier, however, they can be particularly useful in schools.
Schools and classrooms are where students and teachers spend most of their day. As such, it’s important to uphold high standards of health and safety in schools so that students can focus on learning and developing, rather than worrying about illness.
Classroom air purifiers can provide your students and staff with peace of mind that their health and wellbeing is a number one priority. Learn more about the other benefits below…
Reduces the spread of colds, flu, COVID and more
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted an urgent need for classroom air purifiers, as the virus can spread through droplet particles from coughing and sneezing. However, there are a whole host of additional diseases that can spread via airborne/droplet transmission. This includes:
- Common cold
Classroom air purifiers with HEPA filters are effective in trapping and eliminating even the smallest droplets from the air. This will help you to reduce the spread of the above diseases around school and promote a clean and healthy work environment for staff.
Reduces absenteeism amongst staff and pupils
The fewer diseases in the air, the fewer teachers and students are off sick. Simple.
Missing school can have a significant impact on a pupils’ learning and development. Even more importantly, staff sicknesses and shortages can negatively affect students’ learning experience.
Poor attendance can also impact pupils’:
- Ability to make friends and build strong relationships
- Ability to keep up with school work
- Development of interpersonal and social skills
- Likelihood of staying in education in later life
This means that classroom air purifiers are essential for promoting high attendance, thus helping students adequately prepare for later life.
Fewer allergy and asthma attacks
If there are students suffering from allergies and asthma, no matter how severe, a classroom air purifier can help.
It’s estimated that two-thirds of people with asthma believe that poor air quality has a negative impact on their asthma. There’s also research to back this up.
Fine air-polluting particles can penetrate deep into the airways and cause inflammation and irritation in the lungs and respiratory tracts. For students with asthma, this leaves them more susceptible to asthma attacks if proper air purification isn’t implemented.
For those with allergies, things don’t get much better. Higher levels of pollen and irritants in the air leave sufferers vulnerable to allergic reactions and more severely, anaphylactic shock.
In order to create a safer school environment for allergy and asthma sufferers, it’s essential to invest in an efficient classroom air purification system that removes these harmful particles from the air.
Improving test scores
The more students are in school, the greater their chances of success in exams. In addition, air pollution has been linked to cognitive functioning; research shows that students get worse test scores on days with higher levels of particulate pollution in the air.
As a result, implementing a proper air purification system in your school or classroom can give students the best chance of acing their exams and excelling in later life.
How to choose the right classroom air purifier
Classroom air purifiers come in all shapes and sizes, it’s all about selecting the right option to suit your students’ needs. Fortunately, we have several options to choose from at Mars Purifier.
All of our air purifiers feature a HEPA13 filter, UVC and ION technology, and a child lock. This makes them an ideal choice for maintaining a clean and germ-free environment in your classrooms. Get in touch to learn more about the different options.