Indoor air quality is an issue that’s been lurking in the background, silently impacting our health and well-being. Whether it’s in our homes, offices, or schools, the air we breathe indoors is not as clean as we’d like to think.
This hidden problem is on the rise and calls for our attention.
We spend a staggering 90% of our lives indoors
Shockingly, the air inside our buildings can be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. That’s right, the air we breathe while working at our desks might not be as clean as we’d hope. It’s time we recognise this can be an invisible crisis.
You might be wondering, what’s causing this indoor air quality downfall? Well, the culprits are closer than you think.
Common household products, such as paints, varnishes, and cleaning supplies, release harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. When combined with poor ventilation, the situation worsens.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified poor IAQ as one of the top 5 health hazards, labelling indoor air pollution as an important environmental health issue.
The Human Toll of Poor Indoor Air Quality
This isn’t just about statistics and data; it’s about us – our health, well-being, and safety. The World Health Organization (WHO) has sounded the alarm on indoor air pollution as a hidden threat affecting all of us.
It doesn’t discriminate; it impacts employees, customers, and families alike. But how does it affect us?
Exposure to indoor pollutants can lead to reduced concentration, making it harder for us to focus on our daily tasks. It can even diminish our cognitive abilities, making us feel sluggish and less productive.
The health impacts are undeniable, ranging from respiratory problems to eye irritation and even cardiovascular issues. Maintaining high indoor air quality is not just a luxury; it’s essential for a healthy, hygienic, and safe environment.
Investing in Clean Air: Demonstrating Care
Prioritising indoor air quality means investing in it. When a business invests in good indoor air quality, it’s not just about improving the air we breathe; it’s a demonstration of care.
It shows a commitment to health, safety, labour standards, and risk management.
It tells your employees and customers that their well-being matters. But there’s one area where businesses often overlook when it comes to indoor air quality – the bathroom.
A Breath of Fresh Air in the Bathroom with AIRDuo
The washroom, a place we all visit multiple times a day, is often the last on the list when it comes to air purification. Yet, washroom hygiene should be a priority for businesses that genuinely care about the well-being of their employees and customers.
A washroom with poor indoor air quality is not just unpleasant; it can drive customers away. Bad odours, airborne viruses, and bacteria don’t make for a pleasant restroom experience. Enter the Initial AIRDuo, a game-changer in bathroom air filtration.
Your employees are your most valuable asset. They’re the ones who spend countless hours in the workplace, driving the economy forward. Protecting their health and ensuring their safety should always be a top priority.
Initial brings the latest technology in air decontamination
The AIRDuo from Initial brings the latest active air decontamination technology to the bathroom for the first time. It will help employers with prioritising indoor air quality in the bathroom. It kills airborne viruses, bacteria and fungi; remove dusts and other particulates; and eliminates odours.
So, let’s prioritise our indoor air quality, invest in air purification, and take control of odours. By doing so, we not only protect our most valuable asset – our people – but also demonstrate our commitment to their well-being.
It’s time to breathe easy and make the invisible problem of indoor air quality a thing of the past.