American Janitorial Cleaning Services Association

The Danger of Dust

The Dangers of Dust!

Every employee of a company must work with fine dust in the office. Fine dust in the workplace is bad for your health. People get sick from long term exposure to high concentrations of fine dust. It’s no surprise that fine dust contributes to lack of productivity and attendance for many employees, thereby affecting an employer’s bottom line.

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Keeping the air in an office clean and fresh has a positive effect on productivity, absenteeism, and the overall atmosphere of a workplace. Employees are far more productive in a healthy, positive environment. – Having a professionally certified cleaning company is critical.

Dust particles themselves are well known for their potential to cause respiratory and cardiovascular health problems. They can also irritate eyes, throat, and skin. Dust gets deep into the lungs and can cause serious health problems. Particles may irritate the nose, throat, and eyes. It can get deep into the lungs, and some may get into the bloodstream.

Health effects from employees from various dusts can include:

> Irritation of the airways, coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing

> Reduced lung function

> Aggravate asthma, COPD, and other chronic lung conditions: wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and increased frequency and severity of attacks.

 > Particles may also increase the risk of heart attacks and stroke in susceptible people.

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The are multiple sources of dust in an office. Computers, printers, scanners, and fax machines and significant culprits. And the air being brought into your office from roads and cars also have a major affect. – Dust can quickly build up, and although unseen, it can have very detrimental affects on the health and productivity of an office. – There is a good chance that you are currently working in an office with a lot of harmful dust now.

It is critical for businesses to monitor their offices’ air quality. This is provided when you employee a professional cleaning company. It is the only way to know when it is time to service air ducts and replace filters, which should be done regularly to ensure the safety of your employees.

An office can also purchase an air purifier. It will filter and remove all harmful dust particles and keep your office clean and fresh, if joined with professional, nightly cleaning. This will have a positive effect on your employees and clients.

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This information is provided by the American Janitorial Cleaning Services Association ( Every US Military Clean business in America has been trained to keep your office environment in optimum condition for maximum health and productivity. (

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