We spend 90% of our time indoors and nine hours every day sharing spaces with others.
While we don’t usually give much thought to indoor air quality, we should. The air we breathe indoors is up to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
Public and shared spaces, like offices, healthcare facilities and schools are breeding grounds for bacteria, viruses, dust and allergens, and harsh chemicals and odours.
While we all recognise the need to wash our hands and clean common surfaces like doors, tabletops, bathrooms, etc., it’s not enough. We need to clean the air. Why?
Adults usually get 2-4 colds every year. Children can get as many as 5-10 every year.
Respiratory illness – colds, flu, allergies and asthma – is the main reason for doctor visits each year.
Flu can spread to other up to 2m away — mainly by droplets from coughing, sneezing or talking, and can live in the air for several hours.
We spend 90% of our time indoors.
What's in the air?
The presence of odours can reflect negatively on your facility.
Odours from washrooms, cafeterias, stale air and more are primary complaint drivers for facility managers and people quickly form an impression of your hygiene based on odour levels.
Experts agree that the flu virus is mainly spread through airborne droplets.
These droplets are made when people cough, sneeze or talk. Viral transmissions, which can already travel up to 50m on their own, can be accelerated or spread by a building’s HVAC system, potentially causing the spread of infection.
It is estimated that around 1 in 5 people (children and adults) in Australia and New Zealand suffer from allergic rhinitis.
Allergic reactions can be triggered by irritants such as:
These irritants also result in respiratory issues for those with asthma, which impacts 1 out of every 11 children.
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are potentially harmful chemicals emitted from everyday products.
Paints, cleaning supplies, office equipment and more can contain VOCs and trigger headaches, asthma and allergy attacks. Other airborne contaminants include:
Pet odours and dander
PM 2.5 (fine outdoor air pollution)
Bad air impacts the bottom line.
Absence through sickness costs employers $34.1 Billion in expenses and lost productivity per year, which amounts to 90 million sick days every year.
Sick building syndrome is estimated to cost the Australian economy over $12 billion a year in healthcare and lost production.
The average annual absenteeism cost per empoyee is $3365 per annum.
Why purify the air?
Here are the benefits of cleaner air.
99.97% of harmful germs, allergens and particulates are removed safely and easily.
Improved indoor air quality improves mental tasks, like concentration and recall, and can reduce absenteeism due to illness.
Clean air—free from contaminants and harsh odours—shows care and concern for the well-being of your facility’s occupants and customers.
Our commercial-grade air purifiers are the only solution proven in independent tests to capture the airborne flu virus.
Removes 99.9% of allergens and viruses using True HEPA filter
Significantly reduces odours and VOCs
Features patented, auto-detecting EnviroSmart™ Technology