Our latest blog tackles the main indoor air quality concerns shared by decision-makers.
Poor indoor air quality is bad for business
COVID-19 may have provided the wake-up call businesses needed to focus on improving indoor air quality, but the fact is that the air we breathe has never been good for business. Poorly ventilated office air that is endlessly recycled and clogged with particulates, bacteria, and toxic fumes affect our mood, productivity, and workplace performance.
A recent Ambius survey found that this ties into the two leading indoor air quality concerns keeping decision-makers up at night.
Concerns about airborne pathogens:
As you can see from our survey results, the top concerns that decision-makers had pertained to airborne bacteria, germs, chemicals, allergies and asthma.
These results are not surprising. Disease-causing viruses and bacteria – including COVID-19 – can be spread by direct contact with aerosols from infected employees who talk, cough, and sneeze. Employees who miss work due to respiratory illness generally miss between one to four workdays, accounting for 5–20% of sickness absences in the workplace.
Studies show that occupants in open-plan offices with more than six people have 62% more days of absence. And employees working in open-plan workspaces have an 18% and 12% higher risk of medically certified sickness absence than their colleagues in cubicles.
And as we know, absenteeism can really hit a business hard on the bottom line.
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Fortunately, Ambius has the solution. With an airflow pattern that includes triple-filtration and a patented UV-C reactor chamber, VIRUSKILLER’s revolutionary air purifiers offer real protection against airborne pathogens, allergens, COVID-19, particulates and more.