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Off-Gassing At Work | A Surprising Source Of Air Pollution

September 21, 2018

Off-Gassing At Work | A Surprising Source Of Air Pollution

The air quality in your home is so important, but have you thought about the air quality at work?

After your home, you probably spend the most time at work. So what's the air quality like in your office?

If you work in an office with lots of computers and equipment, your air quality could be impacted by off-gassing.

What is Off-Gassing?

Off-gassing, also referred to as outgassing, is the emission of volatile organic compound (VOC), gases and other chemicals into the air.

Sources of off-gassing include building materials, cleaning products, furniture and electronics.

You're probably familiar with the smell of building materials and cleaning products (think about a new carpet or furniture smell), but did you know your computer can also release VOCs into the air whether there is a smell or not?

Off-Gassing In The Workplace

Your computer, keyboard, printer and photocopier can contribute to the off-gassing effects in your office, impacting your office air quality. For individuals who suffer from multiple chemical sensitivities (MCS), off-gassing from electronics can make for a long work day.

These air cleaners have enabled me to work for the past many years. Without them, I am unable to tolerate the off-gassing from CPUs, laptops, etc. and would have been unable to work. Thank you Austin Air.
-Sandra C.

In workplaces with off-gassing products, it's important that you have proper ventilation and air purification. The Austin Air HealthMate + Plus HM450 is a great solution for your office. This powerful air purifier can remove toxic chemicals, VOCs and fine particles from the air in your office, giving you clean air in your workplace so you can focus on the task at hand.

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