A warehouse – with its monstrous doors, cavernous space and high ceilings – might appear to be better ventilated than, say, a small windowless office. However, just the opposite may be true.
Warehouse air can contain dangerous amounts of pollutants. Fumes from machinery and industrial processes as well as emissions from forklifts and trucks are often present inside a warehouse. Toxic mold can also be a problem if there are poorly ventilated areas that are chronically damp.
But it’s just a warehouse, right? Simply a place of temporary storage as goods rotate in and out. So why does the air quality even matter?