Health Hazard Prevention: Air Purifiers in Schools

By: Admin 03 May, 2017

With the growing air pollution in the city, the Delhi government has recently directed all the schools to install air purifiers. This direction from the government comes in to ensure students don't face health hazards due to air pollution. The Director of Education (DoE) has also asked all the schools in the national capital to create awareness among kids about the adverse impact of indiscriminate burning of firecrackers on public health.

 

Highlights
  • The Delhi government has recently directed all the schools to install air purifiers.

  • This is to ensure that students don't face health hazards due to air pollution.

  • Notification reads, “In view of the gravity of harm to human health due to inferior ambient air quality, schools should take action to install air filters as per need.”

  • Schools should take "proper steps" to educate students on the need for improvement of air quality.

  • The DoE communication has asked schools to create awareness about the disadvantage and adverse impact "on public health of indiscriminate burning of crackers on different festive occasions."

  • The schools have been asked to submit a compliance report within 15 days, regarding the same.

The notification says that, "The ambient air quality of Delhi needs to be improved. In view of the gravity of harm to human health due to inferior ambient air quality, schools should take action to install air filters as per need."

 

It also asks schools to take "proper steps" to educate students on the need for improvement of air quality. "The cooperation of the young generation should be encouraged through co-curricular activities.”

 

The Delhi government had earlier announced a three-tier air treatment system which includes setting up of wind purification units, mist fountains and virtual chimney at five major traffic intersections on trial basis to deal with rising air pollution level. Now, as per AAP directions, the schools have been asked to submit a compliance report within 15 days.

 

This news has been taken from India Today’s website. Read the original here.