Indoor Air Quality

Research shows if you improve the air quality at work, you improve productivity

Greener and better ventilated offices can lead to better performance of employees. jingdianjiaju1/flickr Libby Sander, Bond University Corporate wellness programs focus on biometric screening, diet and exercise programs to improve health and productivity. However, new research has shown the quality of the office environment itself can have significant negative effects on thinking, health and productivity.…
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Seven simple ways you can reduce air pollution in your home

NorGal / shutterstock Ian Colbeck, University of Essex  Outdoor air pollution is responsible for around 40,000 deaths in the UK each year, according to a new report by the Royal College of Physicians. It’s a scary headline number. However just as significantly this is also one of the first reports to recognise how important indoor…

Why the Air You Breathe Indoors Matters

It is easy to trick ourselves into thinking that indoor air is a clean respite from the outdoor air pollution those of us experience living in cities. Inside our own homes, we are clear of car fumes, heating and cooling exhaust, smoke stacks, cigarette smoke, and much more. In the two minutes you are probably…

Why apartment dwellers need indoor plants

The health benefits of being close to nature are well established. priscilla du preez/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Danica-Lea Larcombe, Edith Cowan University The number of Australians living in high-rise apartments doubled between 1991 and 2011 and that trend has continued since then. The quarter-acre dream is fast disappearing and larger blocks and family gardens along with…