What are the Sources of Indoor Air Pollution in Schools?
There are numerous sources of indoor air pollutants in schools and daycare facilities, due to the wide variety of activities that occur (and often occur concurrently). The most significant sources for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are products and materials, such as furniture, flooring, insulation, paints, as well as products and processes used to clean and maintain them. Cleaning products, building maintenance, and renovation activities significantly contributes to indoor air pollution in schools. Back to FAQs 8. What Pollutants are Most commonly Found in the Indoor Air of School Buildings? Over years of testing and indoor air analysis (including use of indoor air quality test kits) the following chemicals have been found measured frequently in schools and childcare facilities: · Toluene, Xylene – common solvents used in many products · Cleaning chemicals – lots of alcohols and glycols, also limonene and pinene · Propellants in aerosol sprays (Isopentane, Isobutene) · Phthalates f