The office is where you spend most of your time during the weekday — probably 40 hours or more. So naturally, you want to keep this space clean and organized.
As we clean, however, there’s the tendency to focus our efforts on the desks and surrounding surfaces and completely neglect to clean the air we breathe.
The sad truth is that our office air can be full of contaminants, and what’s worse, this air pollution can be risky to your health. How can you improve your air quality?
Allow Fresh Air Inside
Open the windows or doors for at least five to 10 minutes a day, if you can. Pollutants can gradually build up in the air, and closed spaces tend to accumulate dust. Dust and pollutants can go straight to your lungs when there isn’t proper ventilation. But fresh air helps whisk away dirty, musty air.
If it’s pollen season and you can’t open a window, turn on your air conditioning and install a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.
Bring Nature Indoors
Greenery not only makes an office look nicer, plants also purify the air. Plant roots and their leaves absorb toxic pollutants. Additionally, spider plants, peace lilies, golden pathos and ferns are famous for processing and filtering particular chemicals.
Be mindful that mold can develop near plants that are watered regularly, so keep a watchful eye for any growth.
Get Rid of the Harsh Chemicals
Cleaning products can kill germs and leave a pleasant odor, but many products also contain harsh chemicals that can contaminant the air and reduce air quality. Use eco-friendly cleaners that don’t contain heavy, poisonous ingredients.
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