Aerosol deodorants and sprays

Some members of the Duval High School community suffer severe allergies to aerosol sprays or perfumes that can act as a trigger to an (often) serious asthma attack, or bring on a severe migraine in a sensitive individual. The allergy can be sufficiently serious to put a student into anaphylactic shock if an aerosol has been used anywhere in the student's vicinity. This can be a life-threatening situation resulting in the student being transported to hospital in an ambulance.

  • Aerosols are banned from school premises, excursions, sporting events and all events where students are in confined spaces.
  • Students are encouraged to follow correct hygiene procedures by applying deodorant at home after showering: a good deodorant will last all day if applied to clean skin before dressing.
  • Roll on and stick deodorants are permitted at school.

 

Let's Help to Create an Asthma Friendly School 

 

This means that everyone needs to be aware of their own:

  • right to a safe learning environment
  • responsibility for the health and safety of others in their shared spaces

 

Remember: No student is to use or bring aerosol deodorants or sprays to school

 

Teachers have been asked to remind students of the seriousness of this issue and to reinforce our PBL expectations of Community, Respect, Excellence, Safety, and Teamwork. Deliberate infringements will be dealt with through the discipline system.

 

Thank you for considering the health and safety of others.