Feeling Sluggish? Just Open the Windows!

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It’s 2:30 in the afternoon and you find yourself struggling to stay awake, but no matter how many cups of coffee you drink, nothing seems to help.  According to Harvard Business Review, you aren’t a lazy worker, your lack of productivity is connected to the quality of air in your home/office.

Air pollution can harm us when it builds up in the air in high enough concentrations.  Millions of Americans live in areas where urban smog, particle pollution, and toxic pollutants can cause serious health concerns. People exposed to high enough levels of certain air pollutants may experience: irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, wheezing, coughing, breathing difficulties, worsening of lung and heart problems.

Breath of Fresh Air

You can add certain plants that have been proven to increase air quality (aloe plants, orchids, tulips, azaleas, cyclamen, gerbera daisies, golden pothos, dracaena deremensis, peace lily, spider plant, Chinese evergreen), or if you find it to be extremely bad, talk to your work about installing HEPA-filters so the whole office can benefit from fresher air and clearer brains.


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