Indoor Air Quality
People spend more than 90% of their time indoors. A good indoor environment is important, therefore it is crucial to know the health risks, how to prevent and how to remedy these.
The exposure to pollutants is proven to have an impact on people’s health and increases considerably risk and burden of respiratory diseases, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer.
The whole population is affected by those risks, although some groups, for example children, are more sensitive.
Schools and kindergartens
In schools and asylums, it often happens that the presence of pollutants compromises the student’s health or their ability to learn, due to the high concentration of toxic substances.
In order to decrease the risks of chronic diseases, several schools have decided to start monitoring indoor pollution.
Benefits for Kids
The environmental quality increases student’s physical and mental health: it reduces the risk of respiratory and allergic conditions such as asthma, wheezing, chronic bronchitis, it reduces lung function, rhinitis and respiratory infections. In addition, it increases cognitive abilities.
Since it is not possible to manage what cannot be measured, Nuvap has developed a platform for monitoring indoor environmental quality, which enables a dynamic and continuous assessment of the internal environmental healthiness.
Furthermore, Nuvap has developed the Nuvap Index (indoor environmental quality index), which has a value between 1 and 10 and takes into account all the monitored parameters and various aspects related to each pollutant.