The dangers that lie in wait for our skin at work
The dangers that lie in wait for our skin at work
Is paperwork may harm? And how – many would say. In addition to stress, ulcers in the stomach or lack of sleep, may we seasoned with gray hair, bags under the eyes and sallow complexion. If our boss is not stressing us and does not require us to “sit at night,” we come to work rested and refreshed and come out smiling. But even then our beauty is not safe. When the desk is waiting for us a lot of threats: bacteria, viruses, diseases of the spine, neck pain, skin diseases, eye disorders – just to name a few. Is it possible to avoid all of them? Here are some tips on how to protect its beauty from the most dangerous “office pest.”
Mobile phone is useful almost anywhere, anytime, so it is a tool without which it is hard to imagine performing most of the work. What may pose a threat to our beauty? In addition to the contentious issue of the protection of our brain from the devastating electromagnetic waves, there was also the question of skin. Namely continuously pressing the phone against his cheek causes an accumulation of sebum in one place, which, in combination with bacteria located on the phone, in a simple way leads to inflammation of the skin blemishes which manifest themselves and various zaskórniakami, potówkami or rash. That cell phone causes acne, no longer funny. This type of acne is known as acne mechanica and is common among people engaged in long conversations with handset phone pressed to his ear. What to do? First of all, often wipe the phone with antibacterial wipes and translate the phone to the left and once on the right side of his head. You can also use the headset to the ears.
Similar dangers lurk for us on our own keys on the computer keyboard. On the Internet are already available studies, according to which, on computer keyboards used in offices, you can find more germs than toilet seats on the boards. Why? Are guilty of this bacteria accumulate on keyboards mainly from food, because, as is evident from the survey, the majority of office workers eat at their desks, not in the canteens. Often after going to the toilet, wash your hands instead, we run straight to work or directly to the keyboard. On most keyboards, especially in the black dirt, you can not see, so wiped them very rarely. Bacteria, as we know, also can not be seen with the naked eye, but we can feel quite quickly uh action, literally on your own skin, even in the form of many skin diseases.
The assumption should moisturize the air conditioning, but to provide adequate humidity in the room, and at the same time create conditions unfavorable for microbes, it is in practice impossible. That’s why so many people, and often staying long in the air-conditioned rooms have problems with the skin, inhalation, or complaining about the so-called. dry eye syndrome.
Bacteria, fungi and viruses hatch in ventilation ducts and distributed through the rooms could easily lead to epidemics. Why, then, when we come air-conditioned rooms, epidemics do not multiply? Because modern air conditioners are equipped with filters that effectively stop bacteria, fungal spores and other contaminants. Both the single and these need to be cleaned, checked only when they are replaced on time. Of course, the filter is for the safety of health enough, the necessary checks are state of the entire system. In the United States, such checks are carried out once a year, a review is valid in Poland every five years. Therefore, it depends on the employer, when the exchange or clean the filters.
Health problems associated with air-conditioning, not only due to its use of faulty or lack of proper maintenance. It’s also a question of individual susceptibility to certain diseases, the state of our resistance and a healthy lifestyle or not. Frequent problems with the larynx, persistent allergies or strep throat, colds easily caught absolutely not conducive to long-term accomodation in air-conditioned rooms. In this situation, you should limit contact with air conditioning, open windows more often and increase the humidity in the rooms where sometimes the longest, if you can not in the office, at least in his own bedroom Top Mum.
To prevent skin irritation caused by the air conditioning, it is recommended primarily moisturizing from the inside (drink up large amounts of mineral water), wearing breathable clothing and the use of work appropriate cosmetics moisturizer.
Too dry air in the work means first of all skin problems. Complaining about its harmful effects may be particularly elderly people, especially women, whose skin is thinner and more delicate. Dry air can cause itching, atopy, inflammation or skin allergies. Longer stay in rooms with air that causes the skin starts to age faster and earlier will appear on the wrinkles. Too dry air to the respiratory problems of the disease laryngeal and respiratory tract, frequent rhinitis.
According to the standards provided by the Central Institute for Labor Protection in rooms to work the air should be between 50 to 60% humidity. Otherwise ill employee feels and works less efficiently. Dermatologists and cosmetologists advise to avoid problems with the skin, the humidity can not be lower than 40%. However, this harms the humidity installations, cladding and wooden panels on office buildings. Therefore, in most rooms in office buildings, humidity is maintained at 35%.
Many employees trying to solve the problem of dry air by putting on their desks humidifiers. Doctors, although they acknowledge that additional humidification is needed in office buildings, observe, however, that humidifiers, especially those which steam blow in the face, can be harmful. Why? Placed too close to the face, they will dry the skin even more, because they will act as sprinklers – leave drops of moisture on his face, and she evaporating, draw water from the deeper layers of our skin.
Besides, if you do not have a humidifier filters or can not be thoroughly cleaned or disinfected, it will quickly become a source of dangerous germs. Develop into the various types of bacteria that are sprayed into the air and inhaled by us, quickly lead to a disease state the body, especially in immuno-compromised or other diseases eg. Diabetes.
Moisture produced by the humidifier, easily it settles on outfits around and can become a vehicle for the development of mites, mold and fungi. To a drop of water vapor very rapidly they adhere well as dust particles, which is missing in offices and in a simple way lead to allergies. If moisturizes room in winter, and the humidifier is too close to us, then we put on our face frostbite, going outside with flecks of moisture on the skin.
So how do you moisturize our offices, not to harm yourself?
For properly humidified air in the room are the good old ways: clay containers with water set to a radiator or wet towels. Better yet, check the flowers in pots. Moisturize and do not harm. And successfully decorate our desks. Humidifiers are indicated, provided that they have replaceable filters, which will be regularly cleaned and disinfected, and are respectively arranged at a considerable distance from us and not on the desktop.
Dermatologists advise not to use disinfectant soap dispensers in the toilets. These dry the skin, which in combination with the dry air in the office may be more harmful than many of our hands homework done without gloves.