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.
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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.
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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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