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Air quality in hundreds of Quebec classrooms receives failing grade – Montreal
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Air quality in hundreds of Quebec classrooms receives failing grade – Montreal

Quebec’s new education minister is focusing his efforts on air quality in schools. Bernard Drainville says he’s frustrated with the lack of improvement in classrooms that were a known problem last year. The air quality levels in 724 of Quebec’s 68,548 classrooms exceeded the threshold of 1,500 parts per million (ppm) between Sept. 5 and Oct. 28.“That’s not acceptable for us, so what I’m saying to the parents is that we’re working very hard for these 724 classrooms to come under the level of 1,500 ppm,” said Drainville.The government says it’s monitoring these classrooms. They’ve taken measures such as installing air exchangers and repairing windows to bring air quality levels under control.“The COVID crisis taught us that if we want to reduce the risks of transmission, we need to ...