Dust Can Pose Health Risk In The Office

When dust is in every nook and cranny in the office, it is usually a sign that it’s time to clean, according to an article on the American Cleaning Service website.

Dust is a collective term for organic and inorganic particles that collect. Most dust is dead skin cells, but it can also contain toxic chemicals, lead, pesticides, and more. When dust is disturbed, these pollutants can be breathed in, irritating occupant allergies or asthma.

It’s impossible to have a completely dust-free office. However, there are ways to decrease the amount of dust. Regular dusting with cleaning products and tools that pick up and trap dust is recommended, instead of cloths or feather dusters, which tend to move the dust around.

A high-quality air purifier is also a great investment to reduce the number of airborne particles. And regular vacuuming is recommended, as carpets can harbor large quantities of dust in it’s fibers.

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