The air quality of the room in which you work plays an important role. This should not be
Offices are closed rooms. Your colleagues and you consume the oxygen available in the air.
When you breathe out, carbon dioxide (CO2) is released into the room. If the carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air increases, you will get headaches, feel exhausted, or have difficulty concentrating.
Your risk of getting sick also increases.
It will be even worse, if there are printers, Xerox machines, or other office equipment in the room since they heat up the air. Toners can release pollutants, which not only cause discomfort but also damage your health.
That is why it is so important to regulate air circulation in offices.
In a closed room where people feel comfortable, the air should be completely renewed every two hours.
If your office does not have a central ventilation system, it is best to open all available windows every two hours or so; and for long enough – between three and ten minutes – depending on the outside temperature.
Pay attention to the CO2 level in your office.
This is a reliable benchmark for air quality.
Install a carbon dioxide meter in your office (also known as a CO2 meter), available from local retail or Amazon.
If the topic of ergonomics in the office or home office appeals to you and you are interested in it more deeply, I can recommend my book “Wellness in the Office”. Combined with humorous drawings, I pass on 50+1 tips to make your office a little paradise.