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August 2013 Feature 6

Green Cleaning Starts With A Source Control Strategy

Matting is a sure way to protect floors and building occupants, while enhancing the green nature of your building.

August 13, 2013
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The Dirt On Dust

  • It is estimated that nine out of 10 computers fail due to indoor dust.
  • At least one in five Americans is allergic to some component of dust.
  • A buildup of less than a tenth of an inch of dust in a heating and cooling system can decrease efficiency by more than 20 percent.
  • Eighty-six billion pounds of dust settle on the U.S. every year.
  • Studies show that one square yard of commercial-grade carpeting can accumulate one pound of dust in one week.
  • The estimated cost to remove one pound of dust is $500.
  • Studies indicate that people working in dusty environments have a greater risk of lung cancer, heart attack, chronic asthma, allergy problems, depression, nervous problems and skin problems.
  • Dust particles on floors and other surfaces absorb or can react to many toxic gas matters, which can cause the transfer of these toxic materials.
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