Indoor Air Quality
All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, flying in planes, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable. Some we choose to accept because to do otherwise would restrict our ability to lead our lives the way we want. And some are risks we might decide to avoid if we had the opportunity to make informed choices. Suffering from poor Indoor air quality is one risk that can be avoided.
In the last few years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air quality within homes, offices and other buildings can be more hazardous than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialised cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.
In addition, people who may be exposed to poor indoor air quality for the longest periods of time are often those most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Such groups include the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory or cardiovascular disease.
Indoor Air Quality & Health and Safety
Indoor Air Quality is becoming a significant Health & Safety issue in the 21st century. Modern open plan office designs often facilitate high density occupation for which the indoor air environment consideration has been minimal. Many will have noticed the effects of dry eyes, sore throat, headaches and upper respiratory tract infections; this can result in absenteeism and a general reduction in productivity.
It is possible to design systems that address all of the above issues and BelAirCon has a great deal of experience in this.
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