Smart working, smart breathing
The current situation that Italy and many other countries are experiencing has led several companies to develop new solutions to continue operating during this difficult period. One of these is smart working.
The current situation that Italy and many other countries are experiencing with the Covid 19 virus has led several companies to develop new solutions to continue operating during this difficult period. One of these is smart working, which involves work performed away from the office and, in this case, from home.
As a result, many people are working from home and spending more time there, so the home environment is increasingly important to our well-being. With this scenario, a common but little-discussed problem suddenly becomes more urgent: indoor air pollution in our homes.
Why is indoor pollution a problem?
Many people often associate the word "pollution" with the environment outside our homes. The assumption is that, once we step inside our homes and close the door, we’ve left the pollution outside. This assumption is incorrect. The air inside our home can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside!
Indoor air gets trapped inside our home, and can carry chemicals from carpeting, upholstery, paint, cleaning products, cigarette smoke and more. It’s also a source of bacterias and viruses that can make us sick. As follows is just a partial list of symptoms and sicknesses that can result from impure indoor air:
The effects of indoor air pollution
- Respiratory diseases
- Lacks of concentration
- Chronic fatigue
- Heart disease
- Eyes, nose, and throat irritation
- ...and many others
3 tips to improve your indoor air quality
Since we now are forced to spend many hours at home without the possibility of going out, there are 3 actions that each of us can do to breathe better and with more confidence, while we work from home:
- Open windows often. This guarantees a recirculation of fresh and clean air at various times of the day, necessary to combat CO2 residues in our rooms. Dirty air can compromise our ability to concentrate and work effectively without us even being aware of it.
- Work a few hours outdoors. If it's a beautiful day, take the opportunity to work a few hours on the terrace or in the garden. All you need is a chair, a little table, and your pc. Also, if you have the opportunity, expose yourself to sunlight for some time. It helps strengthen your immune system and raises serotonin values in your body.
- Use plants to purify. The purifying power of the plants allows us to obtain a constant exchange of oxygen inside a home because they are able to continuously give us clean air while fighting the pollution present in our rooms. If you know you will have to work at home, bring some plants with you to help you breathe better and to beautify your workspace. With Natede, you can amplify these natural properties of plants! Thanks to the power of nature and the photocatalytic filter you can remove 93% of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds), 99% of bacteria, viruses, fine dust and odors from the air you breathe.
Breathing well leads us to be more productive and more satisfied with our work. So always remember to take care of your indoor air.
If you breathe well, you live and work well.