The importance of clean air in workspaces.
Did you know that humidity is one of the most important elements in the strategy of reducing the time that pathogens spend in the air?
All working premises should have a management plan against the spread of viruses and bacteria focused on the importance of air quality and employee health.
Many of us are unaware of the connection between the quality of the air we breathe and the prevention of outbreaks with the help of a correct humidity. Dry air is the best friend of viruses and bacteria, in an environment with low humidity our immune system becomes weakened and loses its power to fight viral infections. Airborne diseases can spread when people with certain infections cough, sneeze or speak, expectorating liquid particles that then come in contact with the hands, eyes and respiratory system.
Of course, humidity is not the only important factor in the fight against viral infections but it is one of the most important elements in the strategy of reducing the time that pathogens spend in the air.
So how do we avoid getting sick?
The first step involves careful monitoring of air temperature and humidity in order to determine what measures are needed to create an optimal working environment.
Once you have made the necessary measurements, it is time to decide what kind of humidification system is suitable for the premises where you carry out your activity, taking into account the design of the work space, dimensions and the number of employees. According to researchers, maintaining a relative humidity level of over 40% accelerates the placement of particles on surfaces, significantly reducing the infection ability of viruses with predominantly airborne transmission.
Using a proper humidification system not only reduces the period of exposure to viruses but also provides important help to our immune system which works better when the air we breathe does not dry out our mucous membranes, allowing the latter to capture pathogens that reach the body and eliminate them before causing damage.
The next important step is to check the ventilation systems and make sure that the entire enclosure is efficiently ventilated. Areas with poor ventilation and inadequate temperatures are not only suitable for bacteria but also for mold crops.
Checking water hygiene – clean water is the most important element in the humidification process. If the water is well filtered and cleaned of harmful bacteria before being dispersed into the air, the air quality itself will become cleaner, more breathable and less susceptible to transporting airborne bacteria. In addition, those with shortness of breath, allergies or sensitivities to airborne chemicals and bacterial infections will be better protected against health risks.
Monitoring the air quality and controlling the relative humidity in the work spaces are part of the necessary measures to ensure the smooth running of the entire technological process and employee health.
We know that decisions about choosing the right humidification system for the type of activity you undertake can be difficult and stressful, which is why our team is ready to answer any questions and concerns. Our collaborators represent the mechanism that sets our company in motion, that’s why we make sure to always offer prompt and customized solutions according to your needs.
Consulting, maintenance, support in choosing the right product, technical support after its commissioning, whenever we are needed we are ready to help.