Do you own or operate a business? If so, indoor air quality should be of concern. This is because poor indoor air quality can result in allergy flare-ups. It can also lead to conditions such as occupational lung disease. These issues can negatively impact employee performance and even result in excessive absenteeism. The following are some key suggestions you can use to improve the quality of the indoor air in your company.
Some of your employees likely smoke. You can ensure that the indoor air quality is minimally impacted by banning smoking indoors. You can also designate a smoking area that is not too close to the work entrances. This will minimize non-smokers' contact with secondhand smoke and minimize the chances of odors drifting indoors.
Radon is a gas that is odorless. It can be present in buildings regardless of their age. The gas is colorless and odorless and is highly concentrated in the ground in some areas. It can seep into buildings, and people who inhale the gas will not know it is present if testing is not performed. This testing should be routinely done because radon levels can fluctuate. The gas is dangerous because it has been linked to cancer. Radon mitigation strategies can aid in removing or lowering the presence of radon if it is detected.
Depending on the design of your property, you may not be able to open windows. You can improve ventilation by ensuring that your building has proper exhaust options installed. If there are windows that open in your building, you can open them up routinely to let fresh air in and stale air out. If design permits, you may want to consider installing an exhaust fan in your property.
Natural Air Enhancement
If you have a business that is in an office, you could consider adding a few green plants to improve the air quality. Perhaps you have been using air fresheners. Some of these can aggravate allergies, and they can also negatively impact the air quality. So, even if they smell great, they may not be ideal for your business. Instead, opt for natural air fresheners that are not highly concentrated with perfumes and chemicals.
Clean Air System
If your budget permits, it might be a good time to consider adding a clean air system to your business. These systems will remove contaminants such as dust and odors from the air. This will keep the air smelling clean and ensure that it is high-quality.
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