The American Lung Association launches indoor air quality guide for schools

Marie Bannister

Marie Bannister

October 26, 2021

A guide on how to maintain healthy, fresh air in schools, by the American Lung Association in partnership with Airthings and Carrier Colorado. Read the guide

Parents, teachers, educators everywhere, schools across the globe have shifted their focus to the importance of Indoor Air Quality in light of recent events. And it makes sense too. In fact, a 2020 study from the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows 41 percent of schools need to update or replace their ventilation systems1. Inadequate ventilation means unhealthy air can build up for students and staff. But how do you know if there are high levels of contaminants in the air? And what do you do about it? With tight budgets and competing demands, air quality was previously overlooked, but now it's time to take action. 

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The American Lung Association, in partnership with Airthings and Carrier Colorado, developed a “How To” guide for schools to improve their indoor air quality. The guide will include information about indoor air quality, recommendations on how to assess indoor air quality, strategies to improve indoor air quality, how to unlock federal funding from the CARES/CRRSA Acts for improving indoor air quality in school, and more.

Our partnership with the ALA has been a long one. Previously, we have also donated $1 for each Airthings Wave, Wave Plus, Wave Mini and Corentium Home sold on, with a minimum donation of $25,000 to the American Lung Association’s @LUNGFORCE initiative to support lung cancer research. We've even organised internal fundraisers which you can read more about here.

The goal of this guide is to:

  • Provide a useful overview of indoor air quality
  • Share tools that schools can use to improve air quality
  • Offer guidance for navigating CARES/CRSSA funding to improve air quality in schools



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