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Yup, Your Office is Making You Sick -- How to Fix It (Infographic) What's in the furniture you sit on and the carpets you walk across at work? Not knowing may be harmful to your health.

By Jonathan Long

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Did you know that approximately 25 percent of office buildings in the U.S. -- both new and renovated ones -- could technically be classified as "sick buildings," according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)? That's not good news for your health and well-being.

Related: 5 Inexpensive Workspace Improvements That Boost Productivity

Contributing factors include employees not washing their hands properly, toxic chemicals found in carpets and furniture and poor ventilation.

Since we spend a decent chunk of our days in office buildings, wouldn't it be a good idea to know how to reduce the likelihood of a "sick" office environment? The infographic below is a collaboration between my agency and HubSpot. It outlines four ways that your office is making you sick and how to fix them. So take a look andshare it with your co-workers.

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Related: 5 Ways to Tell If Your Workplace Is Really Toxic

Jonathan Long

Founder, Uber Brands

Jonathan Long is the founder of Uber Brands, a brand-development agency focusing on ecommerce.

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