Combat Long-Term Health Issues from Poor Air Quality

In our quest for healthier indoor spaces, the quality of the air we breathe takes center stage. AirBox is a leader in this endeavor, offering innovative solutions to enhance indoor air quality.

Imagine walking into a business establishment, be it a school, a government office, or a courtroom, and immediately feeling a sense of freshness and purity in the air. You take a deep breath and feel confident, knowing you are breathing in safe air because it’s cleaned by AirBox, a professional indoor air quality service.

Now, imagine the opposite – walking into a place where the air feels stale, dusty, and polluted. You may start to experience discomfort, irritation, or even respiratory issues.

How is the first scenario possible, and why should you avoid the second? These questions will be answered and more.

We will cover:

  • How poor indoor air quality affects health
  • Who is affected by poor indoor air quality
  • How to combat poor indoor air quality (with AirBox)

Let’s dive in!

How poor indoor air quality affects health

In today’s fast-paced world, where Americans spend 90% of their time indoors at service and work spaces, ensuring good indoor air quality has become increasingly crucial. Poor indoor air quality can have significant long-term health effects.

As a business owner or manager, the quality of indoor air in your commercial space matters not only for the health and well-being of your customers and employees but also for your establishment’s overall experience and productivity. There are several new regulations that set a clean air standard for commercial businesses.

But what specific aspects of your health (physical and mental) are affected by poor indoor air? This becomes clear when you understand what is in the air and what it can do.

Particulate matter

This broad category includes various tiny particles like dander, dust, mold particles, and wood fire particles that can remain suspended in the air for up to 20 days. These particles can trigger allergies, irritate the respiratory system, and worsen existing respiratory conditions.

Carbon monoxide

We know this as a potentially deadly gas that is usually produced as a byproduct of fuel-burning sources such as gas stoves or furnaces. In poorly ventilated spaces, carbon monoxide can accumulate to dangerous levels, posing a severe health risk to all in the vicinity.

Carbon dioxide

Excessive carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant itself, but it can indicate poor air exchange and ventilation in a space. High levels of CO2 can cause discomfort, drowsiness, and reduced cognitive function, affecting  productivity and the well-being of occupants.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

Another culprit of indoor air pollution are volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are gaseous organic pollutants emitted from common sources such as cleaning products, paints, and fragrances. VOCs like benzene, formaldehyde, and methylene chloride have adverse health effects, including respiratory irritation, headaches, and long-term health risks like heart disease and cancer.

Looking for how to avoid or eliminate these harmful elements in the air? Check out our solutions here. Now that we’ve discussed how poor air quality can affect health let’s look at who (or what businesses) should seek solutions to mitigate these effects.

Note: If you don’t see your industry or service type on this, you may still need air quality improvement at your business.

Who is affected by poor indoor air quality (who needs indoor air cleaning services)

Indoor air quality is a concern for commercial businesses with indoor spaces where customers and employees spend significant time.

WebMD states, “Dust mites, pollen, and mold are common and invisible allergy triggers in the workplace. These allergens can get trapped in tightly insulated and poorly ventilated office buildings. For some jobs, there can also be environmental triggers such as fumes that cause dizziness and make it hard to breathe.”

For instance, schools and universities are prime examples of businesses benefiting from indoor air quality services. Check out our recommended education solutions!

Poor indoor air quality in educational institutions can lead to increased absenteeism among students and staff and reduced academic performance. By investing in indoor air quality services, such as indoor air quality monitors and testing, schools and universities can create a healthier environment for students and staff, improving attendance and academic outcomes.

Cannabis dispensaries are another type of commercial business that can benefit from indoor air quality services. These establishments often need more ventilation due to the nature of their operations, which can lead to poor indoor air quality.

Ensuring that the air inside cannabis dispensaries is free from harmful pollutants, such as mold spores, is essential to protect the health of both customers and employees. By investing in indoor air quality services, cannabis dispensaries can provide their customers with a safe and pleasant environment, leading to a better overall experience.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency stated that breathing in inhalants like smoke can harm patrons’ health: “Over time, breathing fine particles in the air increases the chances of developing chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, cardiovascular disease, or lung cancer.”

Other commercial businesses, such as local government offices, courtrooms, and public facilities, can also benefit from indoor air quality services. These spaces may have high occupancy rates and limited ventilation, contributing to poor indoor air quality.

By prioritizing indoor air quality through services such as indoor air quality monitors and testing, these businesses can create a healthier and more productive environment for their employees and visitors alike. Take a look at our commercial and government solutions!

Finally, healthcare spaces, such as hospitals, clinics, and medical offices, are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of poor indoor air quality. These facilities are unique in that they not only cater to a diverse range of patients with varying health conditions but also have a steady stream of high-risk and contagious visitors.

As a result, maintaining clean and healthy indoor air is paramount to ensure the well-being of patients, healthcare workers, and visitors alike. Check out our healthcare solutions!

Now that we know the risk and who’s at stake, let’s delve into some practical steps that businesses can take to improve indoor air quality and create a positive indoor environment.

How to combat poor indoor air quality

To effectively combat poor indoor air quality, there are two key areas that businesses can focus on:

  • indoor air quality services,
  • indoor air quality monitors

We’ve hinted at these earlier, but investing in these areas is key to air quality improvement.

Indoor air quality services

Indoor air quality services are a game-changer in creating a clean air environment within commercial spaces. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and expertise, these services are designed to circulate and filter the indoor air you breathe, disrupting, displacing, and removing harmful airborne particulates from the breathing zone.

At AirBox, we’ve become experts in cleanroom technology to get ahead of most indoor air quality services. With our expertise and proven scientific research, we’ve cracked the code on how to efficiently and reliably clean air in commercial and educational spaces.

Our air purifiers utilize certified HEPA air filtration which is highly effective in mitigating the spread of airborne pathogens, regardless of their composition.

Indoor air quality monitors

Indoor air quality monitors are advanced devices that actively measure and track air quality in indoor spaces. These monitors utilize sensors to detect various airborne pollutants such as particles, VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and CO2 (carbon dioxide) levels. They provide real-time data on indoor air quality, allowing for proactive monitoring and removal of these pollutants.

Knowing which solution to choose can be challenging. We believe in making it simple. AirBox can recommend the best indoor air quality monitor for the space to maximize the value of your air purifier installation.

To pair with reliable indoor air quality services and a top-knotch indoor air quality monitor, consider investing in technology that maximizes the value of your air purifier solutions.

Enter Smart Fleet Management.

This industry-leading technology distinguishes us from other commercial air purifier providers, reaffirming our commitment to innovation and excellence.

Powered by PureAware, our Smart Fleet Management interface is a cutting-edge cloud-based platform that gives you unparalleled control over your fleet of AirBox air purifiers. From anywhere, at any time, you can easily configure, manage, adjust, and monitor your units with just a few clicks.

With PureAware, you can program individual units or groups of units to suit the unique needs of your space, making temporary adjustments as needed. You’ll also receive real-time updates on air quality, thanks to the array of sensors on each unit, providing you with crucial insights into the health of your indoor environment.

It’s another way we strive to make your experience with AirBox as seamless, convenient, and effective as possible. Learn more about this solution here!

Ready to combat poor indoor air quality at your business?

Prioritizing indoor air quality is crucial for safeguarding our long-term health and well-being. With the increasing awareness of the impact of poor indoor air quality on our health, it’s essential to take proactive measures to combat this issue.

Don’t compromise on the air you breathe. Take action today and discover the benefits of AirBox’s indoor air quality services.

Whether you’re a business owner, facility manager, or school administrator, our team of experts can help you create a customized Safe Air Plan and implement state-of-the-art air purification technology in your space.

Contact us now by phone or email to get started and experience the difference between clean, healthy indoor air with AirBox.

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