The Air We Breathe Can Impact Our Health
Indoor environments have a great impact on our health. Fragile lung tissue is easily damaged by indoor pollutants, resulting in an increased risk of asthma and flu allergies and can sometimes lead to chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and other respiratory diseases.
Scientific evidence has indicated that the air within the workplace can be more polluted than outdoor air. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. For many people, the risks to health may be greater indoors than outdoors due to greater concentration of confined air pollutants.
Poor indoor air quality can cause flu-like symptoms such as sore throats, sneezing, dizziness, headaches, dry cough, burning eyes and a host of other health problems. Poor IAQ can also trigger severe allergic reactions and cause fatigue, fever and upper respiratory problems. All this can affect employees’ work performance, cause absenteeism and result in productivity losses for organizations. Long-term exposure to these pollutants can lead to long-term health effects.
Human Body Intake Index
- We eat 1 kg of food daily!
- We ensure food hygiene and no contamination before we eat.
- We drink 2 kg of water daily!
- We make sure it is purified or filtered before drinking.
- We breathe 10 kg of air daily!