Clean air is a basic human need, and protecting it a top health priority.
Below are ten steps to protect Indoor Air Quality. They are not numbered as you can start wherever desired:
- Place, maintain, generous entry mats to remove tracked in pesticide, road dust, other outdoor particles. Clean and replace frequently.
- Seal the building envelope to prevent particles getting through cracks (this will lower energy costs too).
- Use cleaning techniques to capture particles not spread them; such as well-maintained and filtered vacuums, a damp and/or microfiber cloth or other dust-removing method.
- Remove internal dust sources such as facial tissue dispensers on desks and cloth-upholstered furniture.
- Declutter the indoor environment to reduce dust harbors, which will also reduce cleaning-related labor.
- Consider a no-fragrance policy among workers. Personal fragrances pollute the indoor air, and many people are sensitive.
- To lower costs and use of cleaning chemicals, consider on-site generation of ElectroChemically Activated (ECA) Solutions, as well as Dry Steam Vapor (DSV), and Dispense-And-Vac (DAV) technologies.
- Use unscented products and beware of goods or materials that outgas.
- Keep HVAC systems maintained and fine-tuned to prevent emissions. Install an HVAC-integrated air purification system that monitors IAQ and activates the system using sensors, while lowering ozone levels indoors.
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