Studies showcase cognitive impairment from increased CO2

This Harvard Study, conducted in Fall 2016, has gained some traction in recent months. It currently (at the time of this publication) has been cited an estimated 137 times! The gist of the article is that increased CO2 in your “personal air space” has a greater impact on your cognitive function than previously considered. This includes impacts of CO2 in your home, your car, your workplace, and even your child’s classrooms. More to come on “personal air space”.

Here are some recent articles that also reference (or resemble) this study:

  1. Your Brain on Carbon Dioxide: Research Finds Even Low Levels of Indoor CO2 Impair Thinking (article featured in the Cal Berkeley Alumni Association website)
  2. The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive Function (Researchers from Harvard’s Center for Health and the Global Environment on how green buildings positively affect health, cognitive function)
  3. Research: Stale Office Air Is Making You Less Productive  

We will let you ponder these studies and leave you with a favorite quote from Ben Franklin:

“I am persuaded that no common air from without is so unwholesome as the air within a close room that has been often breathed and not changed.”