5 Ways To Help Improve Indoor Air Quality and Reduce Allergies

For the estimated 10 million people in England that suffers from hay fever, pollen is a constant enemy throughout the summer months. Not content with ruining picnics and summer walks, pollen also infiltrates our homes and offices, causing misery indoors too.

Poor indoor air quality can trigger a host of allergies, wreaking havoc on your respiratory system, eyes, and nose. Not only can pollen, mould and dust adversely affect indoor air quality and cause allergic reactions, but certain cleaning chemicals and air fresheners contain pollutants such as VOCs, and other more serious pollutants such as carbon monoxide and asbestos can cause life threatening health implications. Continue reading

Tackling Germs: Your Mobile Phone

Did you know, the average person touches their mobile phone 85 times a day? They have become ubiquitous in modern life and we use them for an increasing number of activities:  from setting your morning alarm to checking emails and booking taxis, they rarely leave our side (even in the bathroom).

It should not come as a surprise then that our mobile phones accumulate a lot of dirt and bacteria over the course of a day. By being repeatedly passed from your warm pocket, to your hands and then held next to your mouth, they become a prime vehicle for infection and often get overlooked. Not only that, but the nooks and crannies of your phone cover, and the heat the phone generates is a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Continue reading

What’s Lurking In Your Work Fridge?

We’ve all done it. In an attempt to be healthier, or perhaps to save some money, brought our own lunch to work, or bought ingredients from the supermarket to make something in our lunch break, and forgotten about it, left in the fridge to rot.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I manage to keep my fridge at home free of rotten food, so what is it about the office fridge that makes it so difficult? Continue reading