Your office air is making you stupider

“Your office air is making you stupider”

Here is another reason you might want to work remotely if you can…

“It’s a sickening irony: Our indoor air is often even more polluted than the air outdoors. That’s because our buildings are often filled with the same smog that’s outside, but indoor air also stews with the CO2 we exhale. This is especially true inside our offices, which are loaded with coworkers.

But this bad news gets worse: A major new study out of Harvard University demonstrates that office air doesn’t just make us unhealthy. This polluted air also makes us stupider, slowing us down on cognitive tests and making it easier to get distracted. The more polluted the office air, the worse people performed on tests. And crucially, researchers found these results in dozens of typical commercial buildings in six countries across the globe, including the U.S., the U.K., and China.”



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