Do you work in an office setting? Well, that could be the main reason behind your productivity dip – and your flailing cognitive function. A recent Environmental Health Perspectives study found that the air breathed in an office makes you dumb. And although that sounds crazy, it’s true: your brain power diminishes by more than half of its usual function.
This happens due to poor ventilation and VOC chemicals that you get exposed to while working in an office – like paint, for example. That’s why it’s always a good idea to leave a window open to improve air circulation which will, in turn, help you get pumped up and ready to work.
Check out this great video by SBS and find out how your office could be making you dumb, and don’t forget to let me know what you think in the comments section below!