Toxic Office: Is Your Workplace Making You Sick?

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Published on January 29, 2014

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A detailed look at the potential chemicals, toxins and other impurities workers may be exposed to in offices and other workplaces. View the full study at http://www.timetocleanse.com/toxic-office/

Toxic Offices Is Your Workplace Silently Making You Sick http://www.timetocleanse.com

Is Your Office Toxic? timetocleanse.com • If you think your office environment is a clean, safe place to work in • And the only toxins you’ll encounter are your own colleagues… • It might be time to think again… • View our infographic at http://www.timetocleanse.com/toxic-office/

Is Your Office Toxic? timetocleanse.com • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has seen investigations involving office toxins dramatically grow. – In 1980, 6% of all cases – In 1992, 42% of all cases – In 2013 80-90% of all cases

Sick Building Syndrome timetocleanse.com • Sick building syndrome (SBS) is a situation in which building occupants experience acute health problems that appear to be linked to time spent in a building. • Sick Building Syndrome can be caused by – Inadequate ventilation and poor indoor air quality – Chemical contaminants from indoor or outdoor sources – Biological contaminants.

Sick Building Syndrome timetocleanse.com • WHO classifies approximately 30% new office buildings as sick. • U.S. companies could save as much as $58 billion annually by preventing sick-building illnesses and an additional $200 billion in worker performance improvements by creating offices with better indoor air

Beware of the Air You Breathe timetocleanse.com

A Different Kind of Virus on Your Computer timetocleanse.com • Percentage of the office surfaces tested and found to have high levels of germ contamination: – 75 % of break room sink faucet handles – 48 % of microwave door handles – 27 % of keyboards – 26 % of refrigerator door handles – 23 % of water fountain buttons – 21 % of vending machine buttons

A Different Kind of Virus on Your Computer timetocleanse.com • The average desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet bowl, and is about 100 times more than the average kitchen table. – – – – – – The office desk: 10 million bacteria per sq inch. Desktop surface: 20,961 bacteria per sq inch Telephones: 25,127 bacteria per sq inch PC Keyboards: 3,295 bacteria per sq inch PC Mouse: 1,676 bacteria per sq inch Office Toilet seat: 49 bacteria per sq inch

Chemical Overload in Computers timetocleanse.com • The list of toxic components in computers – – – – – Lead & cadmium in computer circuit boards Cadmium in computer batteries Hexavalent Chromium on steel plates Lead oxide & Barium in Cathode ray tubes Brominated flame-retardants (BFRs) in printed circuit boards, cables and plastic casing. – Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVCs) in copper cables and plastic computer casings – Mercury in switches and flat panel screens

Chemical Overload in Computers timetocleanse.com • The list of toxic components in computers – – – – – Lead & cadmium in computer circuit boards Cadmium in computer batteries Hexavalent Chromium on steel plates Lead oxide & Barium in Cathode ray tubes Brominated flame-retardants (BFRs) in printed circuit boards, cables and plastic casing. – Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVCs) in copper cables and plastic computer casings – Mercury in switches and flat panel screens

The Worst Brands… timetocleanse.com

Sick Workers- Impact of a toxic office timetocleanse.com • It can take up to 7.2 years to get rid of some toxins accumulated in a human body. • 64 million Americans or approximately 50% of the workforce complain of SBS style symptoms. 23% of those 64 million report that their symptoms improve after leaving their work environment.

Short Term Impacts timetocleanse.com • The commonest short term work-related effects: – – – – – – – – – – Lethargy- 57% Blocked nose- 47% Dry throat- 46% Headache- 43% Itching eyes- 28% Dry eyes 27% Runny nose 23% Flu like symptoms- 23% Difficulty in breathing-9% Chest tightness- 9%

Long Term Impacts timetocleanse.com • Some Long Term effects include: – – – – – – – – – – Cancer Liver damage Kidney damage Nervous system failure or coma Fluid in the lungs Memory loss Asthma Circulatory collapse Genetic changes and Birth defects Blindness

What You Can Do to Detoxify Your Office timetocleanse.com • Go Green: Put plants around your desk to absorb toxins and clean the air • Go for a Walk: Open windows and take regular breaks outside in the fresh air (not in the car park surrounded by pollutants) • Cleanse Your Body: Go on a cleansing diet to help the body remove harmful toxins • See http://www.timetocleanse.com/isagenix-reviews/

What You Can Do to Detoxify Your Office timetocleanse.com • Chemical-Free Cleaning Products: Ask your cleaners to use natural, toxin-free cleaning products • Wipe Clean: Use sanitizing wipes to clean your hands and equipment • Throw Out Old Computers: Old equipment leaks more toxins • Clean the air: Ensure the HVAC units are well-maintained and cleaned regularly

Find Out More… timetocleanse.com • View the full Infographic • Visit our website - http://www.timetocleanse.com

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