Dust and Indoor Air Quality


Over the past 14 months, CONN-OSHA has investigated twenty workplaces with indoor air quality complaints where it was believed that mold was the source of the problem Yet of the hundreds of indoor mold samples collected during the investigations, only one sample was considered significant. The testing showed that dust was a primary factor contributing to the symptoms of poor indoor air quality. 

 Other causes were:
poor air circulation
• obstructions to heating system components by office furniture
• stored materials

Research shows that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Evidence also shows that the indoor air quality is more polluted with air contaminants than the outdoors. This is particularly the case in office settings. 
ServiceMaster can help with their patented 'Capture and Removal' ® method of cleaning which does exactly what it says - our backpack vacuum cleaner captures and removes dust, dirt and debris - as much as 55% more airborne particulates than conventional cleaning. 

This effective method of cleaning uses microfiber cleaning cloths and mops, as well as, hepa filters on our vacuum cleaners specifically for green cleaning. The benefits of 'Capture and Removal' ® system are:
• make healthier workplaces
• minimizes any negative environmental impact
• helps reduce absenteeism
• improves indoor air quality
Source: "Dust and Indoor Air Quality", Office Environments by Brian Sauvageau, RS, CONN-OSHA Quarterly

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