Survey highlights poor indoor air quality

Nearly half the British workforce (46%) have suffered headaches, tiredness and felt less productive because of stale air and stuffy working environments — according to research conducted by Populus for Guardian Air Hygiene. Of the 1082 workers surveyed, 38% believe that the quality of air in workplaces is an indicator of employers’ attitudes to employees’ wellbeing.

Martin Tyrrell of Guardian Air Hygiene says, ‘The main cause of sick building syndrome is widely acknowledged as being poor air quality. In fact, air quality is relatively easy and inexpensive to improve drastically.

Guardian recommends several simple steps that need to be undertaken to get the best from air in buildings. They include monitoring temperature, CO, CO2, RH and airborne dust particles. Airborne fungi and bacteria should also be sampled.

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