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Key points from http://www.timetocleanse.com/toxic-office/ 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…

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  • 1. Toxic Offices Is Your Workplace Silently Making You Sick http://www.timetocleanse.com
  • 2. Is Your Office Toxic? timetocleanse.com If you think your office environment is a clean, safe place to work in And the only toxins youll encounter are your own colleagues It might be time to think again View our infographic at http://www.timetocleanse.com/toxic-office/
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Beware of the Air You Breathe timetocleanse.com
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. The Worst Brands timetocleanse.com
  • 12. 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.
  • 13. 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%
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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/
  • 16. 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
  • 17. Find Out More timetocleanse.com View the full Infographic Visit our website - http://www.timetocleanse.com
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