Browse Month: March 2018

I blame the heater!

I am employed as a real medical professional at a small, local middle school.  As a farming community, with a simple and small population and fairly low rate of income level, the school operates on a truly limited budget.  The actual real building is harshly seasoned and rather quite old. In our area, both of us experience many long and chilly Wintertime seasons. For the vast majority of the  year, it is vitally necessary to run the gas furnace. The bad outside temperature is constantly below chilly for more than five or six straight months, and periodically drops way below zero.  Unfortunately, the school’s gas furnace is downright old and not in really superb condition. Whenever it starts up, it introduces a good deal of dust into the indoor environment. The dust is then sadly breathed in by the students and faculty, which is a huge danger to their health.  The people I was with and I have a terribly and unusually high rate of absenteeism, and I blame the older heating unit! The gas furnace dries out the nasty air, spreads contaminants, and really aggravates symptoms of dust irritations and harsh asthma. I frequently have some youngsters in our office complaining of bad headache, nausea, sore throat, and sad bloody noses.  These are all terrible complications that are directly linked to the bad indoor air pollen levels. I have repeatedly and vocally petitioned the school board to update the gas furnace. I am continually told that there is really not enough money in the whole budget to cover it. I find it terribly aggravating that there is constantly enough vital funding for new sports equipment and technology.  While it’s good that the great youngsters get to play pigskin and do their homework on computers, I guess it’s much more pressing that the oil furnace isn’t putting their real health and safety at risk.

The heater is important to your health

I am employed as a nurse at a small, local middle school.  As a farming community, with a small population and fairly low income level, the school operates on a very limited budget.  The actual building is extremely old and rather outdated. In our area, we experience long and cold winter seasons. For the majority of the school year, it is necessary to run the heating system.  The outside temperature is typically below freezing for six straight months, and sometimes drops below zero. Unfortunately, the school’s heating system is downright ancient and not in good condition.  Whenever it starts up, it introduces a great deal of dust into the indoor environment. The dust is then breathed in by the students and faculty, which is a danger to their health. We have an unusually high rate of absenteeism, and I blame the heating unit. The heating system dries out the air, spreads contaminants, and aggravates symptoms of allergies and asthma.  I frequently have kids in my office complaining of headache, nausea, sore throat, and bloody noses. These are all issues that are directly linked to the indoor air quality. I have repeatedly petitioned the school board to replace the heating system. I am continually told that there is not enough money in the budget to cover it. I find it aggravating that there is always enough funding for new sports equipment and technology.  While it’s great that the kids get to play football and do their homework on ipads, I think it’s more important that the heater isn’t putting their health and safety at risk.

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