Geothermal in schools to improve community health

Tuesday, 05 de November

According to measurements from the CEGA technical team “Being in a heated classroom with slow combustion exposes teachers and children to breathe particulate material that reaches environmental emergency parameters, but inside the classroom.

This situation is serious since the exposure for a full day at these levels is equivalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes a month” said Karin García, CEGA researcher. This year, CEGA aims to reduce these pollution rates in the Luis Cruz Martínez school, in the commune of Curacautín, La Araucanía Region, through a project that seeks to replace firewood with clean geothermal heating.