Everyone knows air pollution can be bad for you. Air pollution brings to mind smog in LA. They might imagine a crowded New York Street. But our children are exposed to an even greater threat. EPA studies show that the air inside can be 2 to 5 times worse than the air outside. In some cases it can be 100 times worse. Schools have a large number of students in them. Air quality is even worse with so many people in such a small place.
Where does the pollution come from?
Indoor air pollution in a school comes from a number of sources. Old carpeting and mold in HVAC vents can create indoor air pollution. The chemicals used to keep the building clean add to the air pollution load. Insecticides and cleaning products pollute the air with harmful VOCs. Radon can seep into a school from the ground below it. Some outside air works its way into the classrooms. Germs, viruses and bacteria are carried in by students and teachers alike. The sources are varied. Their amounts can change daily.
What is the Real Risk?
There is growing evidence that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can negatively affect children. Low IAQ can lower verbal and motor skills. Dirty air in schools can create behavioral disabilities in children. Children exposed to mold are much more likely to develop asthma.
How often do schools have this problem? According to the US Government Accounting Office and US Department of Education some states report having substandard air quality in 24% of their schools. There is a 1 in 5 chance that your children are being exposed to real threats. These are threat to their health and learning.
Is there a solution?
We can do much to improve the air quality in our schools. Many school boards are researching for new solutions. The EPA is working to help more schools come compliant with the Clean Air Act. Some schools are investing as much as $6450 per classroom to clean the air.
RK Ventures Inc. of Racine Wisconsin has an offer to help with this clean air dilemma. We will allow any school to try one of our classroom air purifiers free for 30 days. To qualify, the school needs to have an established curriculum. It must be recognized as a learning center in the community. They have to complete a short agreement that outlining the terms of the trial.
Depending on the schools location, RK Ventures will either install or ship the air purifying system with installation instructions. There will be communications with the school via email and /or phone to be sure the unit is operating properly. We will ensure that the air purifier improves the classroom experience for both teachers and students.
Clean Air Education
RK Ventures will provide literature that can be sent home with children. Schools can decide if they wish do so. An additional discount on the purchase price of the air purifier may be achieved. The discount is achieved by participating in a program to raise the awareness of the importance of good IAQ and the LakeAir brand.
To qualify, the school needs to have an established curriculum. It has to be recognized as a learning center in the community. A school administrator will need fill out a short agreement outlining the terms of the trial.
Due to the high demand for this program only a limited number of schools may be able to participate. The decision on participation will be at the discretion of RK Ventures Inc.
Purchase or Return
After the 30 day trial or any time before its end, your school may purchase the unit. The standard school discount is 10% off MSRP. A greater discount can be achieved by participating in the awareness program. If your school decides the LakeAir air purifier was not acceptable, they may return it at the end of the 30 day trial and pay nothing but shipping back to us.
Will the LakeAir Classroom Air Purifier fix our issues?
We have tested the LakeAir Maxum in several classrooms. According to participants, school absenteeism was greatly reduced. The teaching and learning environment was enhanced. The classrooms smell cleaner. Teachers and students found the classroom a nicer place to be.
One student was using a rescue inhaler 5 times a day before the Maxum was installed. On the first day with the new air purifier in the room, the rescue inhaler was only needed once. We have heard many stories like this from parents. Children in rooms with our air purifiers benefit from this program. The LakeAir Classroom Air Purifier will make a positive impact on the IAQ of your school.
How do I get More Information?
If you are interested in learning more about this no obligation opportunity for clean air in your school contact Randy Bush, President RK Ventures Inc. He can be reached by phone at 262-632-1229. You can email him at [email protected].