Dust may look harmless but can be harmful to your respiratory health. A study by Epidemiology has shown that thorough cleaning reduces the airborne dust in offices, and can also reduce mucosal symptoms and nasal congestion. There were also reports of a correlation between office dust and eye complaints such as “dry eyes” and “eye irritation”. These tips will help you prevent and remove dust from the air in the office.
Tip #1: Investing in Air Purifiers
Investing in an air purifier for your office space may be the best solution if you also have allergies. Having an effective HEPA filters around you can remove up to 99.97% of airborne particles. Air purifiers are great at removing indoor pollutant coming from construction debris and mold spores from the ceiling. Most air purifiers not only remove dusts but also eliminate odor in the air.
Tip #2: Minimize Dust by Using a Duster
Dusters are an excellent tool to use when dust is on hard to reach places such as file cabinets and ceiling fans. Most people believe that dusters remove dust just by wiping the surface with it but unfortunately, it does not eliminate dust. It merely just moves the dust from one place to another. After dusting, use a vacuum cleaner. A good vacuum cleaner can collect dust from your desk, monitors, small objects and carpet at your office.
Overall, reducing dust at the office isn’t as hard as it seems. You just need to change the filter from the air purifiers once in a while and vacuum once a week.
Skulberg, Knut R.*; Skyberg, Knut*; Kruse, Kristian*; Eduard, Wijnand*; Djupesland, Per†; Levy, Finn†; Kjuus, Helge. (2004). The Effect of Cleaning on Dust and the Health of Office Workers: An Intervention Study. Epidemiology, 15(1), 71-78. Retrieved from https://journals.lww.com/epidem/fulltext/2004/01000/the_effect_of_cleaning_on_dust_and_the_health_of.12.aspx