International Day of Clean Air

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International Clean Air Day

Air pollution is a serious public health problem that affects people around the world. Indoor air quality testing and outdoor air quality testing can help you to identify potential sources of poor indoor or outdoor air quality and take steps to improve them. Air pollution can be caused by a variety of factors including vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions, chemicals released into water supplies and more. However, you don’t have to live in an industrial town or city with heavy traffic to suffer from poor air quality! Even rural areas sometimes have issues with dust storms or other forms of pollution during certain seasons. Airborne pollutants can also cause problems for people who work in factories where toxic gases are emitted into nearby communities (e.g., manufacturing facilities). Fortunately, there are ways that individuals and businesses can reduce their impacts on local air quality and improve overall health outcomes.

Air quality testing is a necessary step we can take to improve our health.

Air quality testing is a way of monitoring the quality of air in your workplace. If you have any concerns about the air you breathe, this may be the best solution for you and your colleagues.

Air quality testing can help you determine if your workplace has a problem with indoor air quality, which can affect those who  work there. If you think that there may be something wrong with the air inside your workplace, then it's important to have a specialist environmental health and safety consultant, like those at Edge Group, to identify any potential problems within your workplace and then take steps to address them starting with an assessment.

There are many things we can do to help improve air quality in our workplaces.

  • Use energy efficient appliances including LED light bulbs, programmable thermostats, and water heaters with high insulation values.
  • Install an air purifier if you have allergies or asthma.
  • Turn off lights and electronics when not in use (such as when leaving a room for more than 5 minutes).
  • Open windows when and where possible; this helps circulate fresh outdoor air into your workplace. This can reduce demand for heating/cooling systems. These systems consume fossil fuels that emit particulate matter into the atmosphere causing smoggy conditions in urban areas where most of us live today! If you don't have access to fresh outdoor air through windows then try opening up vents instead. These tips will help prevent indoor pollution from getting worse over time by reducing how much dust gets trapped inside before being released back outside again later down the road.

Air pollution is a serious issue, especially for those who work in crowded industrial areas. Some toxic gases can cause irritation and even lung cancer.

It's important to know what you're breathing when you're working in an area with heavy air pollution so that you can protect yourself from the harmful effects. Some of the benefits of regular indoor air quality testing include :

Improved Health

Poor air quality can have a negative impact on your health, which can lead to absenteeism in the workplace. It can aggravate respiratory conditions, cause allergies or asthma attacks, and even lead to chronic illnesses. Indoor air quality testing can help you identify health concerns.

Reduce Sick Days & Employee Turnover

By improving the indoor air quality in your workplace, you can also reduce the number of sick days taken by employees, impacting wider productivity. A healthy workplace environment also improves employee morale, as employees may feel comfortable and safe day-to-day, readying them to pursue their career and preventing turnover.

Determining Ventilation Needs

Another benefit of an indoor air quality test is that it can help determine your workplace's ventilation needs. By testing the air, you can find out how much outside air is needed to keep the air inside your workplace clean and fresh.

 

On 15 December 2015, Australia's Environment Ministers established the National Clean Air Agreement to address the impacts of air pollution on human and environmental health and to ensure that the community continues to enjoy clean air. Australia's air quality remains very good by world standards. However, air pollution can have significant impacts on human health and the environment. Air pollution can trigger asthma and, in severe cases, has been associated with hospitalisation and death.  Air quality is important for everyone, particularly children, older people and those with existing respiratory or cardiovascular conditions.

Clean Air Day is an annual day of action to raise awareness about the widespread negative health effects of air pollution, and what individuals and businesses can do to avoid contributing to it.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 4.2 million people die each year due to air pollution, making it the leading environmental cause of deaths. Pollution is also responsible for roughly 4% of all deaths around the world.

Our team of experienced environmental consultants utilise the latest in testing technology to help you identify any potential issues within your nominated workplace. If you are concerned about the quality of the air you, or your employees are breathing, contact us today. We will be happy to discuss your specific requirements and recommend the best course of action for you.

Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental problems around the world. It affects everyone, but especially those who live in cities. There are many ways we can reduce our impact on local air quality and improve overall health outcomes. Contact Edge Group today and organise an Indoor Air Quality Test in your workplace!

 

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