The high cost of poor indoor air

Do you think you are on the safe zone by spending most of the time indoors? Well, then you have gone wrong. Studies indicate that the air inside your home is more polluted and hazardous than the air outdoors. Increasingly it is becoming evident that indoor air quality impacts the people staying at buildings in terms of energy level, mood and concentration. The National Institutes of Health found that impact of poor indoor air quality on office work performance can be as high as 9% in resulting loss of productivity. Research found that the air inside the school is the most worst air you breathe in. A series of studies by the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory determined that the presence of carpeting and less ventilation reduced typing speed, typing accuracy and proofreading accuracy by 4% for each variable. This can affect the companies with high payroll expenses.

In schools, the air quality is comparatively very poor. This in turn can affect the performance of the student , his behaviour and overall health. There is even a connection between a lack of ventilation and the amount of bacteria and viruses in indoor air, which can cause absenteeism owing to illness.

Creating an effective ventilation can boost indoor air quality,. Many families refrain from opening their windows and ventilations thinking that the indoor air will become polluted. Research shows that airflow and ventilation can affect how diseases spread indoors. The more stagnant and uncirculated the air is, the more likely diseases are to spread. To keep their employees healthy and fit, it's the responsibility of the concerned organization to ensure high indoor air quality  for optimum productivity and well-being. The following tips can be of great help:

  • Use balanced ventilation systems

Buildings need controlled and purposeful introduction of outdoor air into the conditioned space to ensure adequate indoor air quality. Balanced ventilation systems supply and remove air without pressurizing or depressurizing spaces.

  • Test indoor air quality

If you have  a doubt regarding the quality of your indoor air, you can conduct a test to ensure the quality. There are a variety of tests available to determine indoor air pollutants.

  • Limit Excessive moisture

Excessive moisture in the room encourages the chance of bacteria and mold – which is hazardous for your health. Maintaining indoor moisture levels within an ideal range can limit the risk. You can place snake plant inside your bathroom as it helps in filtering the formaldehyde from the air. It thrives with low light and loves to be in humid conditions while helping filtering out the chemicals from the air.

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