Recent studies suggest indoor air quality (IAQ) and productivity of employees are related factors. Healthy air quality directly contributes to the performance of staff.
Better air quality translates to fewer pollutants in the air and more oxygen. Improved oxygen flow to the brain results in better cognitive performance, while symptoms of oxygen deprivation include a decline in cognition. Understanding the relationship between the two topics will help employers improve both air quality and the health and performance of their employees.
Dust is everywhere – in our homes, workplaces and the surrounding environment. One can be annoyed with the dust piled on the surface of the bookshelf but unfortunately there is a darker side; the dust can cause allergies, health problems and expensive issues in production processes and equipment.Air quality Manufacturing and Machinery Air cleaners and air purifiers
For some of us, spring is not just a wonderful time of the year. With spring come runny nose, sneezing, sniffling, red eyes, itching and fatigue - and many people struggle with getting proper sleep.
Activated carbon (also known as activated charcoal) is an exceptionally versatile material that can control the vast majority of molecules that pollute the air – that’s more than 150 million catalogued chemicals.
World’s largest air purification system in a tunnel with an aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 11,000 tonnes annually. According to the United Nations Environment Programme, 92 percent of people in the Asia-Pacific region are exposed to high level of air pollution that pose significant risk to health.
Last one-month Australia looked like an inferno to rest of the world and the loss cannot be summed only in numbers. Traumatic aftereffects of wildfire are still haunting many, and it is still far from over as authorities have reported that ‘fire season’ may continue till April. Those effected have lost homes, businesses but even those sitting away from the flames in the thick smoke blanket are breathing unhealthy air. A lot of cities in Australia have been covered by a thick haze of smoke from the wildfires for weeks.
It’s no surprise that air pollution has also been associated with lung cancer. What is shocking, however, is that bad air can also increase the risk of mortality from other types of sarcoma, including breast, liver, and pancreatic cancer.
Starting New Year’s with health resolutions is iconic and imperative. Everyone wants to start with training, yoga, eating fresh but no one thinks about breathing ‘clean air’, people often ignore the importance of clean air that is required to stay on top of those resolutions.
As temperatures plummet and winter weather starts to bite, heating systems are switched on. Well insulated, airtight modern houses are highly efficient at retaining this warmth, but they also keep in less welcome things such as fumes from central heating systems, wood burners and open fires.
Metrics matter because you can't manage what you don't measure. Making decisions based on facts rather than emotions or "gut feel" is the only way to manage a situation effectively. That's why an air quality index (AQI) is an invaluable tool in the relentless battle against air pollution.
We want to enjoy the spring and nature is undoubtedly good for us overall. We love our pets and like our house to be fresh! In home air cleaners are a great solution.
We often discuss solutions for keeping the air inside our workplaces clean from pollutants. But during the holiday season, we have the unique ability to spend time away from work and at home with families.
Air pollution is not a new problem. The London smog of 1952 killed an estimated 12,000 people, and in response to it, a Clean Air Act was passed in the UK to combat air pollution. View our infographic to learn more about the risks.
Although there are engineering standards that recommend levels of air filtration for airplanes, there is no federal requirement for airplanes to install air filters. Cabins may not be filtered or cleaned in any way.
It's important for us to understand how the air we breathe can affect our long-term health. That's especially true when it comes to office air quality, since most adults spend at least eight hours in these enclosed areas.
Case Study: Protecting Family-Owned Auto Body Shop. With a reputation as the best in their area, the third generation, family-owned body shop rehabilitates the exterior of foreign and domestic vehicles as well as motorcycles, specialising in classic and specialty cars.
The Swedish government will step up measures to improve the indoor environment in Swedish housing. Enhancing professional competence will be the platform. Better ventilation and filtration technology will be the means.
Studies suggest that indoor air quality and productivity of employees are related. Healthy air quality directly contributes to the performance of staff. In this article, we help define solutions to improve your current IAQ.