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Blame it on the air quality if you’re not performing in the office

A new study suggests that poor indoor air quality affects health and productivity significantly

Senior reporter

The quality of air in an office space can affect employees’ productivity, response time and ability to focus.

This is according to new research led by Harvard Chan School of Public Health.

The one-year study, which included participants in offices across six countries working in a variety of fields, including engineering, real estate investment, architecture and technology, found that increased concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and lower ventilation rates — measured using carbon dioxide levels — were associated with slower response times and reduced accuracy on a series of cognitive tests...

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