One location that you need to be aware of when considering the Indoor air quality (IAQ) where you live and work is your job. Your workplace can have many of the same air quality problems that your home does, which can lead to health problems. While there are some substances, such as tobacco smoke, carpets, and building materials, that are the same in homes and businesses, there are other materials, such as cleaning solvents and automobile exhaust, that you need to be aware of when considering how to improve indoor air quality at your office.
Why Air Quality at Your Work Matters
It’s easy to take the air quality at your work for granted but you need to be concerned and also be aware of how to get rid of smells in my office. It’s important to eliminate manufacturing smells as well as VOCs as they can be very harmful. Poor air quality can result in medical problems such as asthma and allergies; irritate your throat, nose, and eyes; and even cause nausea and fatigue. These symptoms can affect your overall well-being and cause you to suffer from decreased productivity at work, which can result in you missing work or losing your income.
When you breathe in something at work that exacerbates your asthma or causes asthma, then the condition is known as work-related asthma or Occupational asthma. Employers need to make sure that they are providing healthy work environments for their employees and do everything possible to restore indoor air quality (IAQ) when necessary. Lower air quality can lead to employees being sick, missing work, and even safety hazards. Being proactive can lower the number of health claims your employees make.
Hydroxyl Processor from Odorox Air/Pyure will Clean and Restore Air Quality (IAQ). High-Quality Air Makes for a More Proactive Workplace. Employees’ Health and Well-Being Restored.
Using an OdoroxAir/Pyure hydroxyl processor, which makes hydroxyls to clean the air in your building, is a great way to clean the air. These molecules are made in the atmosphere but can be replicated in a building to remove chemicals, viruses, and bacteria.
Using hydroxyl radicals that are produced from a hydroxyl generator/processor is a great way to clean your air. Rather than wondering how to eliminate VOCs indoor, you can use these machines to decompose the VOCs. Hydroxyl radicals are able to eliminate odors and VOCs by decomposing them, thanks to complex steps that cause the VOCs to turn into carbon dioxide. The cascading effect of hydroxyls allows for these radicals to continue to eradicate molecules in the air, quickly and effectively improving your air quality.
It’s important to understand how to eliminate manufacturing smells and that using hydroxyl processors is the best way to do this. Since VOCs are emitted from many solids and gases, you need to do everything possible to control them. They can be hazardous to your health and are present in cleaning products, wax, and paints.
A study from the EPA has shown that pollutants build up inside homes and buildings, which is why it’s so important to do everything you can to improve indoor air quality.
Where VOCs Come From
Many products produce VOCs, including paint, solvents, wood preservatives, aerosol sprays, moth repellents, and even pesticides. Additional products that can release VOCs include glue, correction fluid, office equipment, building materadhesives, markers, and carbonless copy paper.
How They Affect Your Health
VOCs can cause a number of health problems including headaches, kidney damage, and liver damage. Other symptoms include skin reactions, dizziness, nose and throat discomfort, and fatigue.
Some VOCs don’t have any known health effects while others are toxic. The time you spend exposed to VOCs in addition to the type and number in the air will play a role in how they affect you. Watch out for:
Eye irritation and breathing problems
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Health And Safety
JEMS, Journal of Emergency Medical Services
Hydroxyl generators kill germs & snuff odors
An Odorox® .Slimline. model portable hydroxyl generator sanitizes this ambulance. Photo Thom Dick
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We've talked about cooties before, Life-Saver. Nothing is scarier than some of the stuff you can't even see.
Fortunately, our bodies came equipped with an incredible array of weapons to protect us from sick people's diseases.
I can't find any studies that say so, but I don't think EMS providers get sick as often as most other people. If that's true, I suspect it's because we're exposed to so much disease on a regular basis that we're somewhat immune to it. I've always been impressed by that (and have always been grateful for it.) But I still think we'd be a lot safer if somebody could devise a surefire way to sanitize an ambulance without taking it apart.
In the March 2005 installment of this column, I discussed numerous ways EMS providers could minimize their exposure to disease. I suggested everything from leaving their boots at work to routinely cleaning door handles, stretchers, ceiling hardware and radio mics with contact cleaner. I've also talked about such practices as hand-washing, ditching exam gloves before driving, removing the floor hardware to address substances that accumulate there and not eating in ambulances.
I do brag some about my agency's crews. I hope you understand I love 'em to death. If you ever come and ride with us, you'll see why in about a second. Not only are they fine caregivers, but they also have hearts the size of toasters. If we were to lose just one of them, all of EMS would be damaged. Their families expect us to keep them safe, and we try hard to do that.
One of our first responders is an EMT named Chris Forbes. Chris is a lieutenant with our fire department here in Brighton, Colo., and he's a part-time distributor of gizmos called hydroxyl generators. Hydroxyl ions are unstable, negatively charged molecules that oxidize single-celled organisms, and thereby, destroy them. Chris showed us a device the size of a briefcase that's designed to produce and circulate hydroxyls throughout a closed environment about the size of a small house (2,000 square feet). We bought it (for about $2,800). When we take an ambulance out of service for maintenance, and before we give it back to a crew, we plug the device into the unit's 110VAC shoreline circuit and run it in the patient compartment for 24 hours with all the doors and windows closed.
We're pretty small-time, and we serve a poor district, so we don't have a lot of money for science. We've found no reference to anybody using hydroxyl generators in ambulances. But the independent lab reports we've read say that in structures, this device destroys more than 99.9% of airborne, surface and contained anthrax, Clostridium difficile, Escherichia coli, influenza A, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Listeria monocytogenes, MRSA, Staph aureus, molds and their spores, and tuberculosis bacilli on stainless steel and cotton fabric surfaces during a single 12-hour exposure.(1Ð3)
We also know from experience that it eliminates biologic and non-biologic odorsÑincluding emesis, blood, smoke and ethanolÑand produces no odors of its own.
They're commonly installed in the heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems of public buildings, especially in humid areas, and they're routinely used to purify structures after flooding. Fire departments use them to sanitize turnout gear.
How do these things work? Ours contains a fan that draws .dirty. air through a multiple-wavelength ultraviolet chamber, then exhausts it as clean airÑalong with hydroxyl ionsÑback into the environment. Hydroxyls occur naturally in sunlight. Although they're deadly to one-celled organisms, they're harmless to people and animals. Likewise, tests prove they break down airborne aldehydes, ozone, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds.(4)
According to Chris, you can actually get these things in much smaller sizes, designed for permanent mounting in an ambulance, for about $500. That would spread the cost of one over the span of a lease, or the life of a vehicle. JEMS - Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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To whom it may concern,
We had received a number of complaints from tenants throughout our sixteen stmy building regarding the smell that was coming from the trash chute. While searching for a solution to our problem with the garbage smell, we came across the Boss Hydroxyl Generator and installed it in the trash room of our building.
Since then, our trash room has been almost completely odorless. The machine was installed several months ago and since its installation we have had no fmther complaints about the smell. We have also noticed a reduction in complaints about pests like mice, who are typically drawn to smells. The Boss Hydroxyl Generator works wonderfully and we are very happy with our choice.
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