“Every child should feel safe and healthy at school”.

Parents and caregivers deserve assurance that their child is protected against potentially harmfull environmental conditions.

Safeguard your school or childcare centre

Acoem Healthy Schools Index (HSI) is an easy-to-use app that gives you immediate access to precise data about environmental pollution levels in & around your school or childcare centre via any connected device.

Using hyperlocal AQMesh™ sensor technology, HSI reports accurate, real-time information about 5 essential pollution parameters:

  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
    Can irritate the human respiratory system
  • Ozone (O3)
    Even in low amounts can cause chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath & throat irritation. Long-term exposure can damage the lungs
  • Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5)
    Can cause eye, nose, throat & lung irritation, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, shortness of breath & also worsen conditions like asthma & heart disease.
  • Particulate Matter 10 (PM10)
    Can lead to respiratory symptoms, especially coughing. Long term exposure has been associated with increased mortality rates
  • Excessive noise
    Levels above 40 decibels (dB) can cause stress, sleep changes & symptoms like hypertension & cardiovascular disease.

If the sensor measures a high reading for any of the 5 pollution parameters, HSI will automatically identify the threat & issue an alert through an elevated HSI score & colour, helping to ensure that appropriate action can be taken immediately to protect the health of students, staff & visitors.

“There is a 14% increase in childhood asthma risk for every 2μg/m3 incremental increase in chronic exposure to traffic related particulate matter.”

Advantages of Healthy Schools Index

  • A wide range of environmental information in 1 user-friendly interface
  • Hyperlocal monitoring for accurate data
  • Easy-to-understand, colour-coded index that ranges from 0 to 100+
  • Helps you make critical decisions regarding your school & students quickly & efficiently
  • Recommends environmental protocols for your school’s procedures
  • Provides peace of mind for educators & parents

“Noise can pose a serious threat to a child’s physical and psychological health, including learning and behaviour. It can interfere with speech and language, impair learning and impair hearing.”

Flexible installation & solutions

Acoem will install one or more small AQMesh pods on your school grounds or childare centre. You can add, substract, or relocate individual pods when and where required giving you greater monitoring flexibility & scalability.

Data from AQMesh pods is captured wirelessly, processed using specialised GATOR software, analysed & presented accurately on your desktop, smartphone or other mobile device. Even small variations in air quality/noise levels can be easily identified.

When it comes to detecting potentially hazardous air & noise pollution levels, having one or more AQMesh™ pods at your school ensures that the data is hyperlocal & far more representative than data from a government-operated environmental monitoring station that might be located kilometres away.