It’s important to make sure that the office environment is a place where people feel relaxed, and safe. You do what you can to make sure that you’re protected from potential dangers in the workplace. But, there can be some invisible things that can cause harm in an undetectable way. It’s not just a fire, or storm that can cause damage, but also the air quality of your office.
When you think about improving air quality it is important to understand what might be causing problems in the first place. Your office copier can actually be a producer of volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs can be harmful to people with lung problems and cause several symptoms.
The most common VOC produced by copiers is Ozone. Ozone may be good for the atmosphere, but it can be harmful to those who breathe it.
The effects of Ozone are usually minimal, and your office may not notice. However, people with sensitive lungs will most likely react negatively to being around Ozone. What are some of the symptoms that you may suffer from Ozone?
- Inflammation of the lungs
- Trouble Breathing
- Reduced breathing capacity
- Lung Pain
To best protect yourself from the effects of VOCs it is important to move your copier to a well-ventilated area. Move your copier away from people’s desks, and make sure you are changing your filter. If you notice black marks on your wall then it is time for a new filter.
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