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Benefits of a Sustainable Work Environment

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 3:28pm

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The Environmental Protection Agency recently reported that Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors (at work and home) and that indoor air quality can play a significant role in daily and long-term health.  While many individuals seeking a sustainable lifestyle have taken action at home, few people take action to create a sustainable work environment.

 
As a professional consultant, I visit with businesses seeking to implement sustainability plans which will improve their places of work.  By raising organizational eco awareness, promoting communication, and taking specific action on indoor issues, businesses can directly contribute to the health and a more sustainable lifestyle for their employees.
 
Our work with professional consulting services has identified that many companies are addressing indoor air quality issues.  Of these businesses, most are addressing the obvious hazards: carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, respirable particles, and mold.  However, there are a number of other concerns often overlooked in the workplace:
 
•    Industrial Cleaning Chemicals
•    Pesticides
•    Formaldehyde
•    Paint fumes
•    Carpeting
•    Perfumes
•    Office Supplies (Ink and toner)
 
In a recent post we discussed some tips for the home that can translate to your work. 
Many of us spend a good portion of our day in offices or indoor work environments so the air quality at you place of work is equally as important. 
 
 


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Keywords: Air Quality | Chemicals | EPA | Formaldehyde | Sustainability | environment | pesticides | work

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