What Is Workplace Pollution?

Workplace pollution is the presence of hazardous materials or noises within a workplace that may affect people while performing their job. Such workplace pollutants may affect workers’ health, especially if exposure continues over longer periods of time even at low levels

Indoor Air pollution is one of the greatest environmental risk to health and most of it is CO2

People can be exposed to a variety of substances at work which can lead to harmful health effects. Workplace Pollution is defined as the presence of hazardous materials – visible and invisible – such as chemicals, gases, vapours and fumes, dusts and fibres, and even noise. The main exposure routes are through breathing, direct contact, injection and swallowing.

A poor ventilation system can boost the pollutant levels due to a lack of enough outdoor air to dilute the dust and pollutants present within the closed space. This, in turn, does not allow the dismissal of indoor air pollutants out of the area, making the indoor air unbreathable.

CO2 is the major air pollution at work place due to closed windows and air conditioning. Many people are breathing at same time and exhaling CO2 in room.

Occupants may experience health effects in buildings where CO2 is elevated and insufficient ventilation. At high levels, the carbon dioxide itself can cause headache, dizziness, nausea and other symptoms

So, it’s time to take action and invest in yourself to know the air you breathe  to ensure good indoor air quality.

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