Certain occupations pose obvious and immediate dangers such as being a fire fighter or high-rise exterior window washer. However, many indoor occupations and careers may present serious health risks which are more subtle or even invisible. The quality of air being continuously breathed by an individual 40-60 hours a week can have a major impact in over well being and quality of health. In addition to the dust and allergens found in most residential and commercial environments, certain occupations may have increased levels of air borne contaminants. For instance, some older dentist offices have tested positive for mercury levels due to the type of fillings previously used. Salon workers and customers are also exposed to a myriad of different chemicals and chemical vapors. Workplaces such as these should take the necessary steps to ensure proper air ventilation and purification. However, other industries which may think themselves as having “good” air quality in the workplace should also consider purchasing a commercial air purifier as part of being a responsible employer.
Making use of an industrial air purifier has been shown to improve employee's health and creates a more pleasing overall work environment. Increased employee well being translates into happier, more productive workers.
The air found in most offices contains mold, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, chemicals, etc. In addition to the chemicals emitted from printers and copiers; personal care products used by employees, such as deodorants and perfume, may contribute to the level of air contaminants.
By eliminating these air borne toxins through the use of a commercial air purifier, workers are less likely to suffer from headaches, nasal congestion, fatigue, nausea and dry eyes. In addition, a constantly filtered and renewed breathing environment will shorten the duration of flu and viruses which may be circulating among workers. A 2005 survey found averaged a loss of $600 for each employee's sick time annually. The small cost of purchasing a business air purifier can help to prevent lost revenue and ultimately act as a cost saver.
In addition to less sick time being utilized by employees, using an industrial air purifier can also help to improve the mood and frame of mind of the workers by providing a more pleasant work environment. Not only are happier and healthier employees good for business, they will appreciate the measures being taken to ensure their continued well being.
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