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AT WORK AIR PURIFICATION SOLUTIONS

Air purification in the business

Why do we need Air Purification at work?

Air purifiers are critical for any indoor space where people spend a lot of their time, and their work environment is a perfect example.  No matter how hard we try to keep our sneezes, coughs or allergies at bay, we can’t seem to avoid the one employee that comes in ill.  Although we wash our hands and keep our distance, it is hard to not infect others in our space.  Absentee rates rise because viruses cycle through the workplace at alarming speed.  Air purification in the workplace has so many benefits.  Keeping staff healthy should be the of the utmost importance however it even goes beyond this.  Working in an environment that implements air purification raises productivity, boosts energy levels, increases concentration and hence, makes for a happier organization.

At work, we share space with others.  With more people in an office, comes more pollutants in the air that can cause illnesses and cause people to have allergic reactions.  People, unknowingly, bring in allergens from their own homes, or elsewhere and bring it into work.  Air purifiers also work to combat odors, which can be considerate if you share space with others.  Many people are highly sensitive to smells and may even trigger allergic reactions.  No one wants to work in an environment with unpleasant odors.

If any of these resonate, then an air purification system is a MUST.   The best kind for allergies and odors is one with a HEPA filter.  This captures some of the smallest airborne particles (as small as 1/84,000 of an inch). Having UVC lights is critical too.  They are effective in killing cells and eliminating living airborne organisms which would normally float in the air and either continue to breed or be inhaled.

AT WORK AIR PURIFICATION PRODUCTS

Volatile Organic Compunds (VOCs) at Work

What are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)?

Volatile organic compounds are compounds that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility. Many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. VOCs typically are industrial solvents, such as trichloroethylene; fuel oxygenates, such as methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); or by-products produced by chlorination in water treatment, such as chloroform. VOCs are often components of petroleum fuels, hydraulic fluids, paint thinners, and dry cleaning agents. VOCs are common ground-water contaminants.Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.  VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products numbering in the thousands. Examples include: paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions.

Sources of VOC's include: 
  • paints, paint strippers and other solvents
  • wood preservatives
  • aerosol sprays
  • cleansers and disinfectants
  • moth repellents and air fresheners
  • stored fuels and automotive products
  • hobby supplies
  • dry-cleaned clothing
  • pesticide
  • building materials and furnishings
  • office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper
  • graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers and photographic solutions.

VIEW OUR CLEAN AIR SOLUTIONS CATALOUGUE

To view our full Clean Air Solution Air Cleaners and Filter Housing Brochure

Health Canada - Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality and Safety Guide for the Workplace

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