Indoor Air Quality has a major impact on the health and well-being of people. Good air quality reduces fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and chronic respiratory illness. It also increases cognitive functions and overall productivity.
If we think about it, we spend a tremendous amount of our lifetime in crowded indoor spaces. From 8h to 16h, five days a week, we sit at our school or office desk trying to make the most out of our day. Since we’re spending our lives there, it only makes sense to make sure that the environment is healthy.
Unfortunately, keeping the air that you’re breathing clean isn’t that easy since air quality is invisible.
Enter CO2 sensors.
CO2 is exhaled by us and is quickly mixed with the surrounding air. It can reach harmful levels with poor ventilation. Additionally, CO2 is co-exhaled with aerosols containing pathogens and/or SARS-CoV-2 by COVID-19-infected people. Therefore, CO2 is a tracer gas that can warn us against high levels of contaminants resulting from poor ventilation