Studies show that air quality has a huge impact on our health in workplaces where we spend most of our lives. Airless and smelly environments polluted with various harmful gases and particle-sized pollutants are not only unhealthy, but also lead to a reduction in comfort and performance. Productivity improves and success in mental tasks such as focusing and remembering increases in places with high indoor air quality.
Chronic or later appearing health problems such as burning eyes, difficulty breathing, asthma, skin rash, cough, runny nose, allergic diseases, headache, fatigue and increase in airborne diseases caused by indoor poor air quality have been studied and proven in many studies.
Indoor air pollution can be 2 to 5 times higher, in some cases up to 100 times higher, than outdoors. This puts indoor air quality at the top of the list of important health factors.
While acute symptoms can be easily diagnosed, the root causes of diseases caused by poor indoor air quality may not be diagnosed at the first stage. Studies show that more than half of these health problems are due to inadequate or improper ventilation or deficient air conditioning systems.
Some of the health problems that are not well defined and whose cause cannot be determined are called Sick-Building-Syndrome. Sick-Building-Syndrome accounts for two-thirds of symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, eye, nose and throat irritation in buildings with many occupants. For a health problem to be defined as Sick-Building-Syndrome, symptoms are expected to subside or disappear as people leave the building.
There are many air pollutants in offices. Pollution levels can vary from building to building and room to room. Pollutants from the external environment such as carbon dioxide, water vapour, ozone, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds; fungi, viruses, bacteria; Radon and electromagnetic radiation are decomposing materials used in construction. In addition to chemicals and particles that mix with the air from indoor smoking, other factors that affect indoor air quality include cleaning products and food, furniture and textile products.
One of the most effective ways to improve indoor air quality is to identify sources of pollution and reduce emissions from those sources. In addition, the air circulation between the outside and inside should be increased.
In addition to good ventilation, high-performance air purifiers with HEPA filters also collect airborne particles and pollutants, thus keeping the air in the room clean, so that the sustainability of air pollution control in the area can be promoted. The quality of the indoor air must be constantly monitored. Some air purifiers have this feature built in and the air quality is measured immediately. Instead of this method, you can also monitor the air quality with air measuring devices that you can place in different rooms of your workplace and continuously ensure high air quality.