Why Indoor Air Quality Should Matter to You?

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If you are a Singaporean or someone who lives in a tropical climate, then keeping cool is something that is always on your mind, whether you are outdoors in the sweltering heat or indoors, at home or in the office.

Now, you may recall the haze crisis that affected Singapore and her neighbours in 2015. While external conditions are largely beyond our control, indoor air quality can and should be managed for the safety and comfort of the occupants. Let us first understand where pollutants can come from:

Renovation works

  • Addition and alteration (A&A) works
  • Pest control
  • Cleaning and maintenance

These activities generate particulate, biological and chemical pollutants that when left unattended, induce coughs, headaches and eye irritation. In an office context, workers experience a decline in productivity as a result of sick building syndrome. While renovation and A&A works are carried out infrequently, cleaning and maintenance, on the other hand, is almost always carried out on a daily basis.

It is important to note here that formaldehyde, a chemical compound used in common building materials and also present in synthetic fibres found in carpets, upholstery and other textiles, is susceptible to chemical reactions from cleaning agents. That is why it is of utmost importance to ensure that your premises are not only clean, but the methods employed do not produce unnecessary pollutants that affect your well-being.

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