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79% of Edinburgh office workers affected by poor IAQ

Office workers in Edinburgh are being affected by indoor air pollution, according to a new survey. The study, from the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), found that almost four in five (79 per cent) of those working in the Scottish capital’s offices felt that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is having a negative effect on their working practices.

Meanwhile, almost a third of respondents were worried that indoor air pollution could adversely affect their health in the long term.

More than two-thirds of those surveyed said that they opened windows if they needed fresh air at work, but pollutants in outdoor air mean that this solution can actually be detrimental to health.

In order to improve IAQ, offices and other occupied spaces may install or upgrade heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems. However, the cooling coil of an air handling unit (AHU) is a breeding ground for bacteria, germs and other contaminants and if not cleaned regularly can exacerbate health problems for building occupants.

So what’s the solution?

Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions, in partnership with BioZone Scientific International, supply and install innovative ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems for a broad range of buildings, including offices, hotels, restaurants, schools and hospitals.  

Our pioneering systems use the disinfecting power of ultraviolet-C (UVC) light to destroy bacteria, mould, viruses and other contaminants both in the air and on AHU surfaces.

These chemical-free air disinfection solutions are quick to install, easy to maintain and very effective at removing germs and preventing the spread of infectious diseases within shared spaces.

We have dedicated solutions for offices, meeting rooms and even toilets, so for more information call Colin Hardman on 07940 544206 or email

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