How to Promote Healthy Air at Work

For many people, work involves sitting at a desk for eight straight hours inside of an office building. If you’re going to spend a third of your day in the same location, shouldn’t you make sure that you’re not breathing in polluted air? Here’s how you can promote healthy air at work:

  • Smoke – All areas in your office should be a no smoking zone. Even if smoke is not inhaled secondhand it can can still affect the furniture, walls, ceilings, and everything else in the office. Breathing in these chemicals even after they have settled can be hazardous to your health.
  • Mold – Food that is not stored properly, garbage that is left out too long, and water spills that aren’t cleaned up can eventually lead to the growth of mold. It only takes 48 hours for mold to form and once mold begins to grow it can start spreading like a wildfire.
  • VOCs – Certain products contain ‘Volatile Organic Compounds’ and they are also hazardous to your health when inhaled. Depending on your job, you can come into contact with any of these chemicals such as cleaning products, paints, air fresheners, etc.

Now that you know what can cause poor indoor air quality you can focus on what to do in order to improve it.
  • Switch out any hazardous VOC products with green alternatives.
  • Have select employees or a cleaning service clean certain areas of the office to keep dust and mold levels down.
  • Allow air to circulate throughout the office by making sure all air vents are not obstructed by objects or furniture.
  • Make sure the air ducts have been professionally cleaned of any dust, debris, or mold.

Promoting healthy air at work is actually quite simple and can be done by just becoming more aware. If you want to jump-start a healthy office space, contact the pros at EnviroGreen Boston to come and clean your air ducts so you can breathe in clean, dustless air To learn more, or to schedule a free estimate, give us a call at (844) 775-7700.

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