Smog, ozone, or haze… people tend to perceive air pollution as something outside. But the truth is, the air inside buildings can be more polluted than the air outside. Some workers may be especially sensitive to indoor pollutants, while other may show no signs of allergies. Unfortunately, some effects on health may appear years later, after repeated exposure.
As we’re spending more time indoors, it has become more important to protect ourselves from indoor allergens and irritants. In order to improve indoor air quality we should follow the following easy steps. First of all we should keep our floors clean and fresh. By using a vacuum with HEPA filter we can reduce concentrations of lead in the facility. It’s necessary to vacuum high traffic areas several times. Also, we should vacuum walls, upholstered furniture and carpet edges, where dust accumulates. Don’t forget to wash your filter regularly. Vacuum two or more times each week. Then, mop the floor. In this way you will pick up the dust that vacuuming leaves behind. You can just use plain water to capture dust or allergens. You will skip on commercial cleaning solutions.
Also, it’s very important to keep a healthy level of humidity. Keeping humidity around 30%-50% helps keep dust mites and other allergens under control.
Your office should be a no-smoking zone. It should be one of the most important rules. Make your facility a “green zone”. Adorn your office with indoor plants. They will act as living air purifiers.