Colleges and universities provide young people with the chance to explore new opportunities, and find themselves in ways that they have never done in the past. However, this might mean experimenting with recreational cannabis, whether at a party or even in dorm rooms and other areas on campus.

And now with the legalization of recreational marijuana in many states, cannabis use amongst college students is on the rise. A recent study found that university student usage in Oregon – a state where recreational use was legalized – increased relative to states where the drug is still illegal.

For university facility management and cleaning teams, this means a rise in odors from the increased cannabis usage – an especially important odor to eliminate when parents are touring a campus with prospective students. Catching a whiff of the very distinctive smell of marijuana can have an extremely negative impact for colleges and universities. These types of foul odors are also not conducive to concentration and learning, which is the hallmark of any educational institution.

To help tackle this vital odor control need, Fresh Wave IAQ is introducing its new Smoke Away Air & Fabric Liquid for the university arena at APPA 2017 in Booth #414. Specifically, the Fresh Wave IAQ team will be showcasing how this new solution can be distributed through a M130 Vapor Phase unit. This “dry” dispersion system is much safer to use than traditional ozone machines.

This new eco-friendly odor-control solution was specifically designed to safely and effectively eliminate severe cannabis and tobacco smoke odors without the use of harsh chemicals.

Ideal for colleges and universities, the Fresh Wave IAQ Smoke Away Air & Fabric Liquid is natural, non-toxic, biodegradable, and completely safe to use around staff and students. Without masking odors with synthetic fragrance, this new solution instantly bonds to and eliminates smoke odor molecules in the air, as well as those that have penetrated fabrics, carpeting, and other porous surfaces.

Fresh Wave IAQ eco-friendly odor management solutions are engineered from a proprietary blend of natural ingredients, including water and plant oils from lime, pine needles, aniseed, clove, and cedarwood. In addition, classrooms, offices and facilities of educational institutions all have a familiarity with foul odors in common beyond smoke odors – requiring the need for the full-line of Fresh Wave IAQ solutions.

Since most newer educational facilities are also LEED Certified, and now use environmentally friendly sanitation products to reinforce green standards, Fresh Wave IAQ natural, sustainable odor eliminators are a perfect solution, having been recognized for safer chemistry through the EPA’s “Safer Choice” program.

To schedule a time to meet with Fresh Wave IAQ at APPA 2017, and learn more about how your college or university can tackle the most difficult smoke odor challenges, please contact us here.