Why do my workers get sick?


We have already spoken in previous articles of our Blog about a matter of extreme importance like taking care of building’s health status and, specifically, about the Sick Building Syndrome.

When our employees  are taking so many leave of absence because of sickness in an almost epidemiological manner, we must consider the responsibility for air quality in the workplace.

Problems related to the respiratory tract, or even allergies or other problems of the skin, as well as headaches or headaches, could have a lot to do with the poor condition of the air filters of the ventilation and heating systems.

As experts in air quality in enclosed or confined spaces, we want to share our experience in filtration and how a correct choice of air filters in your company can have a very positive effect on the health status of workers and prevent them from becoming ill.

In addition to a correct system of ventilation and filtering of the air which in much cases should be custom-made or ‘designed to measure’, special interest takes a correct maintenance and replacement of those filters, carried out periodically and by professionals.

Preventing occupational diseases is an aspect of the activity of our companies that has gained special relevance in the last two decades, since it has been demonstrated that preventing occupational diseases has a very positive effect on preventing workers from becoming ill and, consequently, also get better results in the bottom-line.

The relationship between the daily presence in a closed work area and the appearance of discomfort and symptoms that would respond to the definition of illness is an unquestionable fact. Suspended particles, gases and vapors of chemical origin, bioaerosols are, among other factors, some of the causative agents of poor indoor air quality and its impact on workers’ health.

Some very specific problems:

To the scientific evidence of the pernicious consequences of environmental pollution on people is added, also, the certainty of the adverse effects due to a deficient air quality in closed spaces. The design of increasingly tight working areas, in search of greater energy efficiency, has a direct consequence in the prevention of occupational diseases since there is a greater risk of exposure to pollutants and in the appearance of very specific symptoms related to the quality of the work. indoor air:

Eyes Dryness, itching, stinging, tearing and redness.

Upper respiratory tract Dryness, itching, stinging, congestion and runny nose, sneezing, epistaxis and sore throat.

Lungs Thoracic oppression, sensation of breathlessness, wheezing, dry cough and bronchitis.

Skin. Redness, dryness, generalized and localized itching.

General. Headache, weakness, drowsiness, lethargy, difficulty in concentration, irritability, anxiety, nausea and dizziness.

And in diseases:

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis due to hypersensitivity, fever due to humidifiers, asthma, rinirtis and dermatitis.

Infections Legionellosis, Pontiac fever, tuberculosis, common cold and flu.

A very efficient solutions

An extensive menu of symptoms and pathologies that can be substantially smoothed from the installation and maintenance of a correct air filtration. At Venfilter Air Filters, we have been collaborating for more than 25 years in the filtration needs for the air treatment and ventilation systems of companies, institutions and industries.

Experts in clean air for companies, and in the protection of processes and equipment, our accumulated experience in the design, manufacture and marketing of air filters allows us to be the reference partner for companies from various sectors that know that investing in filtration is improving the health of workers and their productivity. A double benefit

Contact the Venfilter professionals


and we will inform you of the best solution for the filtration challenges of your facilities. Solutions that are health and that will help you to keep your workers from getting sick.