two documented ways that cleaning can affect academics.
First, Cleaning for Health can reduce the days students are sick due to picking up illness via touch points, know as cross-contamination. Industry studies have shown this relationship. University research also supports this connection.
Second, studies by the EPA, show that building cleanliness is related closely to student performance on tests. The theory is that building cleanliness also affects attitudes, morale and ability to concentrate.
For example, issues such as the amount of particulate matter in the air have been proven related to asthma and allergies. When IAQ (indoor air quality) is improved by cleaning equipment and methods, students are less affected by these conditions and therefore more attentive and better able to concentrate.
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