Do you have a high absentee rate in your office? Do people complain of odors?

Posted: January 16, 2012

Headaches, coughing, sneezing and other complaints can all be common symptoms of having poor air quality in your building. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, poor indoor air quality in buildings can put occupants at risk for health problems. Some pollutants can be chemicals, gases and living organisms like mold and pests. Old and new buildings can have poor indoor air quality, so learning to identify potential problems is important. If you have any occupants complaining of these symptoms or there is a funny smell in your building, you may have a problem that once identified, could save you money in both the short and long-term.

Experts now estimate that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) costs employers $3 billion annually in lost productivity, absenteeism, increased operational expenses and litigation/liability exposure. Coupled with the fact that the typical person spends nearly 90 percent of their time indoors, there is a great need to ensure the high quality of indoor air quality for health and safety.

Kynoch Environmental Management, Inc. has developed a comprehensive approach to indoor air quality assessments. Our investigation and solutions are concise and cost-effective.

If you believe you may have a potential IAQ problem, please call KEM at 301-961-1653.