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Ways your office is making you sick

The Active Times Logo By Holly Van Hare of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 15: Allergist and immunologist Dr. Purvi Purikh with the Allergy & Asthma Network warns that offices are often ridden with common allergens such as dust mites and mold. “Most of us spend the majority of the week at work, and thus have extended exposure to these allergens in an enclosed space,” Purikh says. “Repeated and increased exposure can make existing allergies more severe.” In an office, you may find that your allergy symptoms (some of which you might not even realize are caused by allergies) feel worse. Purikh also notes that work environments may not be cleaned as thoroughly as home environments. Some might also be located inside of older buildings or buildings with water damage, which would increase the risk.

Your office could have allergens

Allergist and immunologist Dr. Purvi Purikh with the Allergy & Asthma Network warns that offices are often ridden with common allergens such as dust mites and mold. “Most of us spend the majority of the week at work, and thus have extended exposure to these allergens in an enclosed space,” Purikh says. “Repeated and increased exposure can make existing allergies more severe.” In an office, you may find that your allergy symptoms (some of which you might not even realize are caused by allergies) feel worse. Purikh also notes that work environments may not be cleaned as thoroughly as home environments. Some might also be located inside of older buildings or buildings with water damage, which would increase the risk.

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