I toil as a dentist for the local elementary school.
Everybody wants to know why the kids all get sick in the winter.
The principal is all up in arms over the long list of absent kids over the cold season. I know the answer and no 1 will do anything about it. The simple reason is that the indoor air quality is poor. The kids have weaker immune systems than adults. So the teachers can handle a little dust in the air quality, but the students get sick from it. It all starts with headaches and then changes to fatigue and becomes a full on cold. To service the indoor air quality being dirty, the school needs to pay for ducttoil cleaning. Every five years a Heating and Air Conditioning system should have duct cleaning done to it. A Heating and Air Conditioning company simply comes in with a sizable wash brush and goes to town. The school also could Spring for an whole-home air purifier afterwards. The whole-home air purifier would install right into the gas furnace and A/C system. As the Heating and Air Conditioning provides the temperature controlled air, the whole-home air purifier would freshen that air. The kids would know better and so would the teachers. The principal and school board won’t approve of the whole-home air purifier or the ducttoil cleaning appointment. There is nothing more I can do for the kids. It is literally the school that is making them sick. The ducttoil cleaning appointment can’t be that much money. There are cheaper whole-home air purifiers on the market too. Both of us absolutely couldn’t spare that money for our kids?