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Thick air at the workplace - health risk with consequences

IAdea Germany - AiroDoctor - Thick air at the workplace - health risk with consequences

The Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, BAUA) states in its workplace regulation ASR A3.6 under the heading "Ventilation" that "in enclosed workrooms, breathing air that is beneficial to health must be available in sufficient quantity". As a rule, the quality of this "breathing air beneficial to health" corresponds to that of the outside air. The indoor climate, just like lighting and acoustics, must be beneficial to workers.

Stressed workplaces: Health risk and challenge

In this context, BAUA focuses first and foremost on those workplaces that are contaminated with foreign substances that are hazardous to health due to the production process: Vapours, exhaust gases, fibres, abrasion and fine dust particles. Particularly strict measurement procedures and occupational safety measures apply at these workplaces. Be it a strict ventilation regime with sufficient fresh air supply, special ventilation systems or the use of respiratory protection masks according to FFP standard.

Particularly dangerous: The unknown pollutant load

But even workplaces without production-related exposure can have indoor air that is hazardous to health - and this without the knowledge of the employer and the employee. Years of exposure initially lead to isolated, non-specific allergic reactions in the respiratory tract and on the skin. Over decades, this can develop into asthma and ultimately into serious lung and cancer diseases, without ever knowing the cause. Yet asbestos as a building material has become sadly famous in recent decades, and contaminated buildings and premises still have to be demolished or renovated at great expense. Other - mostly undetected - pollutants are harmful emissions from carpets and panelling, such as formaldehyde or microfibres. Mould spores, especially in buildings with old building fabric or in libraries, also represent a clear risk of illness in the workplace.

In the office: between fresh-air fanatics and frostbites

Even in workplaces not polluted by harmful substances, a good indoor climate is of central importance. Imagine an open-plan office where a quarter of the employees are declared fresh air fanatics, a quarter are sensitive to draughts, a quarter suffer from hay fever and the last quarter are smokers. Ensuring balanced, healthy and odour-free indoor air here can become an almost insurmountable task and poison the climate between the employees, also in a figurative sense.

Only a healthy workplace is a good workplace

The AiroDoctor air purifier is the solution to all the challenges of indoor air management at the workplace. Its cleaning performance is designed for rooms of up to 200 sqm, its quiet operating volume is not a disturbing element for everyday working life. Thanks to its powerful quadruple filter system, the AiroDoctor adsorbs fine dust, microfibres, pollen and spores and neutralises unpleasant odours and harmful gases. With the help of the innovative UV-LED photocatalytic filter based on titanium dioxide, it destroys even the smallest viruses and bacteria, without toxic residues, sustainably and environmentally friendly. Because only a healthy workplace is a good workplace.

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