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New School Year in Puerto Rico and the Importance of Healthy Indoor Air Quality

Zimmetry Environmental provides indoor environmental testing and consulting services to identify and resolve air quality issues in schools.


Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

Tough economic times have resulted in numerous schools having their preventive maintenance and operating budgets reduced in recent years and this can contribute to indoor air quality (IAQ) problems.

This month, students and teachers across Puerto Rico begin returning to classrooms for the start of the new school year. Unfortunately, too many school districts face challenges when it comes to providing a healthy environment for their students and teachers. 
 
Tough economic times have resulted in numerous schools having their preventive maintenance and operating budgets reduced in recent years and this can contribute to indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Poor IAQ is not just a comfort issue. Exposure to elevated levels of particulates, chemicals and biological contaminants can lead to health concerns.  Inadequate ventilation and temperature fluctuations can also negatively impact a student’s ability to learn.
 
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Evidence from schools and office building studies demonstrate that various environmental conditions are closely associated with the incidence of measurable adverse health effects, and that indoor air quality problems can result in increased absences because of respiratory infections, allergic diseases from biological contaminants, or adverse reactions to chemicals used in the building.”
 
“Good indoor air quality is vital for the success of any school,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “School districts in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean that have concerns about indoor environmental issues can rely on the building science experts at Zimmetry Environmental. We’ve identified and resolved a wide range of issues in all types of educational facilities. The end result is a healthy indoor environment where students can learn and teachers are able to educate our children.”  
 
Zimmetry has also sponsored an educational video about IAQ issues in schools that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/8ktQGXR5xPA
 
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 info@zimmetry.com .
 
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, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.
 


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