Poor indoor air quality in schools can have adverse health effects for students and staff. Exposure to poor IAQ can result in illness, including nausea, eye and skin irritation, headaches, vomiting, and can trigger asthma attacks. Poor indoor air quality can also hinder students and teachers from performing well, specifically on tasks requiring concentration and memory. Living or working in a building with poor indoor air quality can lead to a chronic condition known as multiple chemical sensitivity, an illness that results in heightened sensitivity and a more intense reaction to biological and chemical products in the surrounding environment.
Read more about how poor IAQ can affect student performance at http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/student_performance/index.html
Read about why is indoor air quality an important component of a healthy school environment at www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/benefits.html