Did you know that air pollution costs businesses billions?
This is according to the EPA which claims that more than $15 billion per year is spent on health care and lost productivity due to air pollution.
This claim is backed by a study recently conducted at Harvard university, which found that white collars workers in areas with heavy air pollution were far less productive. In addition to this productivity decreased on days with heavy smog or haze.
Not only that, air pollution makes your employees tired, cranky, slow and more prone to illness, allergies and asthma attacks.
Researchers say this is because the toxic particles in smog and haze affect your central nervous system. Exposure to these particles lowers your intelligence and cognitive performance.
Poor air quality mimics symptoms similar to flu or cold, such as headaches, sinus problems, congestion, dizziness, nausea, fatigue and irritation of your eyes, nose and throat.
This is a big problem because workers think they are sick and take time off, never suspecting that the air is to blame.
And it’s not only the air outside which is the problem.
There are also numerous sources of air pollution inside of your office, such as copiers, cigarette smoke, dust, mould spores and cleaning chemicals. Plus you have things such as formaldehyde, lead and asbestos, all of which can have seriously negative effects on your health.
And what makes this especially dangerous is that most buildings have very poor circulation.
No fresh air comes in and the pollution circles round and round.
Ultimately the air quality in your office has a definite effect on the health, happiness and comfort of your employees. Clean air can help to increase productivity and saves you money at the end of the day.
And if you’ve spent time and money trying to make your staff more productive, maybe you should consider buying an air purifier.
Our filters work quickly and are easy to use. They are reliable and come with excellent after sales service and half yearly air quality checks. Plus they are easy to install and use very little power.
We strive to give you the cleanest living environment possible.
Stay healthy with Purlife!