SMART WORKING AT HOME: HOW TO DEFEND OUR HEALTH BY CONTROLLING AIR QUALITY.
In recent years there has been a cultural revolution about the architectural design of the workplace in terms of health. It is, therefore, a topic that has long been under attention in the offices.
Today, due to the spread of the Coronavirus, we are in a position to work from home but let's not forget that even at home we are called to special attention concerning the organization of spaces and their characteristics. Among the most important things to pay attention to is the quality of the indoor air we breathe.
The air contained inside buildings and houses is even more dangerous than outside. The indoor biological pollutants (such as viruses, fungi and bacteria that proliferate in humid environments such as heating and air conditioning systems, non-ventilated bathrooms and in general all closed environments) and chemical pollutants (formaldehyde, benzene, nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, carbon monoxide, the same fine dust that comes from systems, cleaning products, finishes and furnishings) are added to the external ones that remain trapped.
Coronavirus is belonging to the Coronaviridae family. COVID 19 is currently our number one enemy. It often travels in good company, along with all the other pollutants mentioned above that pose a danger to our airways, risking weakening us in the fight we are waging.
One of the main activities to do at home, therefore, is to aerate the rooms abundantly for short periods (3-5 minutes) more than once a day. At the same time, it is essential to operate, especially in this period when it is vital to avoid unnecessary overloads of toxic substances in our lungs, strong attention in our way of cleaning environments. We should try to use as much as possible products that are not of chemical but natural origin. Steam, vinegar, lemon, Marseille soap and bicarbonate, today can be beneficial and excellent allies in the eco-friendly cleaning of our homes, even more than usual.