The link between Sick Building Syndrome and Air Quality

Did you know that poor indoor air quality, stress and long hours (without breaks) are the main causes attributed to Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)?

According to the NHS, SBS is a condition that is thought to be caused by being in a particular building or enclosed space. It usually occurs in an office environment.

The symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • Dry, sore eyes or throat
  • Cough or wheezing
  • Tiredness and difficulty in concentrating

To ease the symptoms for employees and prevent SBS, businesses should consider Environmental Monitoring Solutions with real-time data on air quality.

MPWR:Sense is one example of a solution that helps you monitor the environment you are in. It will give you data on room Temperature, CO₂ levels, Humidity levels, Particulates in the atmosphere, and much more. With MPWR:Sense the environment is controlled, preventing unhealthy exposure to poor air quality.

New standards and certifications such as the WELL Building Standard encourages businesses to consider not just the impact on the environment, but also the people who occupy the buildings.

Research suggests that improved indoor air quality (low concentrations of Co2 and pollutants and high ventilation rates) can lead to productivity improvements of 8-11% (World Green Building Council).

Contact IoT Horizon today to find out more about our MPWR:Sense Product

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