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With so many of us now working from home, it is important to create a home workplace that is as productive and healthy as possible, and that includes the air that we breathe.
Research1 shows that employee productivity can improve by as much as 61% when air quality is improved.
4 simple steps to improve the air quality in your home:
- Open windows regularly to prevent air pollutants building up
- Stick to fragrance-free of milder cleaning products
- Only use your open fire or stove when essential, and if you do only burn dry, well-seasoned wood or smokeless fuel
- When cooking, cleaning or decorating use extractor fans and open windows
For more information on what you can do to improve air pollution for you and your family, see the "What can I do" pages of the Clean Air Hub
For more infomation on businesses taking action on air pollution, visit the Business Clean Air Taskforce.
1 Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation,and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Workers: A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments