We spend 90% of our time indoors and nine hours every day sharing spaces with others.
While we don’t usually give much thought to indoor air quality, we should. The air we breathe indoors is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
Public spaces, like offices, health care facilities and schools are breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses, dust and allergens, and harsh chemicals and odors.
While we all recognize the need to wash our hands and clean common surfaces like doors, tabletops, bathrooms, etc., it’s not enough. We need to clean the air. Why?
The UK gets 10 million cold & flu cases each year.
Respiratory illness—colds, flu, allergies and asthma—is the #1 reason for doctor visits each year.
Flu can spread to others up to 6’ away—mainly by droplets from coughing, sneezing or talking and can live in the air for several hours.
1. As we spend 90% of our time indoors, what do you think is in the air?
The presence of odours can reflect negatively on your facility.
Experts agree that the flu virus is mainly spread through airborne droplets.
Approximately 20% of all people are impacted with allergies.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are harmful chemicals emitted from everyday products.
2. Bad air impacts the bottom line.
evaporates from the economy every year in lost productivity from sick days.
According to the NHS, it’s estimated thatSick Building Syndrome alone is responsible for 24.6 million lost working days in the UK