How often you see quarrel between colleagues about whether to keep the window open or not is a classic. There are those who prefer changing air and those who keep the warmth with the windows closed.
New research from the United States could settle the question forever: in the study published in Environmental Health Perspective, it says that working in an environment with good air quality increases cognitive performance.
For researchers, people who work in well-ventilated environments with low levels of CO2 and pollution in enclosed spaces get better scores in cognitive functions than those in ‘less green’ offices, with pollution levels and CO2 considered standard.
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Scholars wanted to study the impact of room ventilation, chemicals and CO2 on the cognitive function of workers, such as facing a crisis or developing a strategy; the new buildings, in fact, more energy efficient, are also more “waterlight”, thus increasing the risk of worst indoor air quality.
In one experiment the researchers exposed 24 workers to different levels of CO2, ventilation, and concentrations of volatile organic compounds, commonly emitted in offices. They discovered that the participants exposed to the absolute greenest environments, with the best air quality, in the cognitive performances obtained, on average, double scores compared to those who worked in traditional environments. The scores of the participants who worked in environments with good air quality were instead 61% higher than those who had been in environments with levels considered normal.
The researchers also emphasize the impact of CO2 levels: in seven of the nine cognitive functions studied the average scores fell when the CO2 rate increased.
These results suggest that even modest improvements in the quality of the internal environment could have a profound impact on workers.
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