In this webinar:
We presented this live lunchtime webinar on indoor air quality and the impact on cognitive function with our own by Dr Julie Riggs, Senior Head of Education at British Safety Council. The session explored how poor air quality can affect the brain, cause chronic health issues and decrease productivity levels, and how we can combat this to create healthier work environments. We all recognise the negative impact on our cardiovascular system and lungs from external air pollution, but there is a much bigger, invisible, threat from our indoor environment that can be 20 times more pollutant than outdoor air! In this session we examined how poor air quality also has adverse consequences on the brain, diminishes cognitive functions, affects mental health, creates chronic health conditions and reduces productivity and wellbeing.
We explored forever chemicals, body burdens, trade secret legislations that hides the components of chemicals we spray into the air, and low levels of testing and standards. Good Indoor air quality (IAQ) programmes are essential for the lungs of a building to be ‘well’. IAQ is increasingly embedded into corporate wellbeing strategies to deliver a healthier and happier work environment. If you expect the food you eat and the water you drink to be uncontaminated, you should also expect the air we breathe to be safe.
For more information on our British Safety Council wellbeing services see our Being Well Together website.