Harvard: The polluted and substandard atmosphere of the offices is having a detrimental effect on the mental capacity of the people working there and can affect their mental and mental capacity.
The unusually high levels of carbon dioxide and PM2.5 in them affect their accuracy in intelligence and brain tests and also have an effect on office performance. In the light of the research, it has been said that it is very important to improve the indoor air quality of the offices so that fresh air flow continues.
The Harvard TH China School of Public Health has for the first time explored the relationship between office and institutional weather. Many countries have participated in this major study. The relationship between air circulation and suspended particles in offices has been revealed to be affecting the mental capacity of workers, which has been confirmed by several routine tests.
Previous research has looked at outdoor air pollution and its effects on brain capacity, but no one has considered air in closed rooms. The study involved 300 people for a year and collected data from 40 buildings in six countries around the world.
Install a variety of sensors in each office that were monitoring PM2.5, carbon dioxide, temperature and humidity at the same time. As PM2.5 particles and carbon dioxide levels in offices reached a certain level, a message arrived on the smartphone asking them to complete a small game or test with brain capacity.
Usually, when the levels of carbon dioxide and PM2.5 in the office increased, most of the participants recorded their reactions late in the test. They had a word recognition test that required consideration to recognize words because of the colors. The test went awry when the two pollutants in the office environment were at their peak.
Jos Guillermo Sedano, head of research, said that cognition declines sharply as soon as PM2.5 and carbon dioxide levels rise. Therefore, the constant flow of air in offices is very important, which is harmful to both general health and the brain.
Scientists say that even in the context of the epidemic, fresh air circulation in homes and offices is very important. If companies want to increase the capacity of their employees, they have to increase the air quality under the roof.