National Healthy Schools Day - an Important Reminder for Puerto Rico’s Educators
Zimmetry Environmental provides indoor environmental quality assessments and testing for schools across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
At Zimmetry, our building science experts provide comprehensive assessments for schools to identify and resolve IAQ and environmental concerns.
With the exception of time spent at home, many school-age children spend the majority of their time indoors attending school. In recognition of the need for schools to provide a safe and healthy environment for children and teachers, April 8th has been designated as National Healthy Schools Day.
National Healthy Schools Day brings attention to the nation’s schools and the importance of providing a healthy environment for children to learn in. The day of recognition began in 2002 and is coordinated by the Healthy Schools Network in partnership with other groups and organizations.
A wide range of environmental contaminants can impact the health and safety of a school environment. These include mold, asbestos, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as formaldehyde, lead, mercury, PCBs and even radon. Some of these are toxic or are carcinogenic and others are known to cause allergies, infections and even trigger asthma attacks in sensitive individuals.
When indoor environmental or air quality concerns arise in schools across the Caribbean, educators and parents turn to Zimmetry Environmental. “We encourage people to learn about National Healthy Schools Day and ways we can improve the learning environment for our children,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “There are a number of environmental contaminants that can cause issues in a school. Problems can even be caused by mechanical issues such as poor ventilation or improper building operations. All of these can directly impact a student’s ability to learn and even cause an increase in absenteeism. At Zimmetry, our building science experts provide comprehensive assessments for schools to identify and resolve IAQ and environmental concerns.”
To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their indoor air quality, environmental and compliance consulting services, please visit www.zimmetry.com, call (787) 995.0005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
About Zimmetry Environmental
Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals, and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America. The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality (IAQ), asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs, and general environmental consulting services.
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