That dreaded cough, a sniffling nose — the office in June is not a place anyone wants to hear these sounds.
“It’s just allergies, I promise,” or “It’s probably just a cold” from your next-desk neighbor isn’t exactly soothing to hear when you are in sneeze range, especially when many common viral infections, including colds, cases of the flu and COVID-19, are primarily transmitted through the air on droplets, according to the CDC.
So what is it? Allergies, a cold, the flu or COVID? Why not prevent them all in the first place?
According to the EPA, indoor air has two to five times higher concentrations of common pollutants than outdoor air. Allergens like pollen, ragweed, mold spores, pet dander and dust mites floating around your office increase allergies, headaches and respiratory responses for people with asthma. Germs, viruses and bacteria spreading through airborne particles increase transmission of disease and infection, especially during rising COVID trends. Poor air quality can even cause physical symptoms such as dry skin and cold-like symptoms from irritated nasal and throat passages.
Bottom line, dangerous airborne particles in the office affect your bottom line. They contribute to decreased workplace health, safety and productivity and increased sick leave across all businesses and industries.
Reliable, independently-tested air purification technology. Affordable air circulation systems like our products from Fellowes® can help reduce a number of underlying factors that cause coughs, sneezes and sniffles in your workspace and building.
Models like the AeraMax DX95 can safely reduce indoor pollutants and airborne contaminants to keep your team happy and healthy. Its carbon filter is designed to remove odor particles to protect those nearest to the breakroom microwave. The True HEPA filter with AeraSafe™ antimicrobial treatment safely removes 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. Its AeraSmart™ Sensor even monitors air quality and automatically adjusts the fan speed to keep your air purified and your mind at ease.
Recommended by the CDC as a way to significantly reduce infectious particle concentration in workspaces, portable HEPA air filtration systems can help keep your office healthy and save money in the long run. Our Fellows® options are reliable and effective, with a body of research to back it up.
With a variety of models in different sizes and specifications, you can find a Fellowes® air purifier with Office360° that works best for your space. Contact your Office360 sales representative today to learn more about how you can keep yourself and others safe.