Improving indoor air quality can have an immediate, positive and tangible impact on workplace health and wellbeing and performance. In fact, studies show that reducing dust in the workplace together with minimising volatile organic compounds can raise office worker productivity by 0.5 to 5 percent, generating estimated savings of $20 to $200 billion.
When we think about air quality, we tend to imagine city smog, heavy industry or streets polluted with car exhaust fumes. But indoor air quality is just as important, if not more so, because we spend 90% of our time inside.
Breathing clean air is a fundamental human right. Yet air pollution—including indoor air pollution —is a growing risk to people’s health, causing 6.5m deaths annually, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
Businesses have a responsibility to create a healthy, creative working environment for their employees. And with 45% of Europe’s office workers feeling disengaged with their work, there is no time to lose.
Carpets are a popular choice as they help to absorb sound, improve indoor air quality in the office and create a welcoming environment. In fact, there is often less particulate matter (or fine dust) in carpeted rooms.
DESSO AirMaster captures harmful fine dust in the workplace more effectively than any other flooring solution, and can help play a fundamental role in contributing to people’s health and wellbeing in the office.
Taking action to improve indoor air quality is vital to improving human health and wellbeing, now and in the future.
DESSO AirMaster is 8 times more effective in capturing and retaining fine dust than smooth flooring solutions, while the concentration of particulate matter drops significantly faster than with smooth flooring.
Also, with smooth flooring the amount of airborne particulate matter stays consistently higher than the peak level of DESSO AirMaster.