Can Houseplants Make Indoor Air Healthier?
November 28, 2018 | Mike Booth
Sure, houseplants can enliven an indoor environment, but can they actually alter it for the better? According to scientists and other lab coat types, certain ones can. That’s because some houseplants traffic in something called phytoremediation, which acts as a catalyst to remove pollution from either the air or soil. Farmers for years have used […]
Harvard Research into Indoor Air Quality and Workplace Productivity
October 28, 2018 | Mike Booth
Can indoor air quality make people more productive? Research from Harvard University’s Healthy Buildings Program says yes. In a study, researchers analyzed worker concentration and cognitive ability using various environmental scenarios, altering indoor air quality in a controlled lab setting. In one setting, the researchers lowered carbon dioxide levels, boosted ventilation , and removed toxic […]
Health Update: Flu Season 2016
May 28, 2018 | Mike Booth
Get ready: The peak of the flu season is coming.
It’s been a mild season so far, but don’t be surprised if the number of absent employees spikes in the coming weeks.
Why? As we’ve noted, cleanliness efforts such as handwashing and cleaning surfaces don’t fully protect facilities against the flu. Instead, experts have proven that the virus is most often spread through the air.
Flu prevention: Why traditional methods aren’t enough
April 28, 2018 | Mike Booth
While experts have always advocated the flu shot as a means for flu prevention, especially for children and seniors, the 2014-15 vaccine was only 19 percent effective, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
AeraMax Professional earns asthma and allergy friendly Certification from AAFA
July 28, 2017 | Mike Booth
Allergy and asthma problems don’t end when you enter a workplace or school. In fact, outdoor air is a major component of what we breathe when we’re inside, which is compounded by triggers such as dust and invisible particles that are all around us.
To fight asthma and allergies indoors, you need an air purifier that’s up to the task.
Air fresheners: Friend or foe?
February 28, 2017 | Mike Booth
Air fresheners have become more than a billion-dollar market in the U.S., capturing the American spirit of convenience and making odor easier to tackle in our busy daily grind. Coming in various forms such as aerosol sprays, scented candles and outlet plug-ins, these products are often used as a catch-all solution to every unpleasant smell, both in homes and shared building spaces. They’re a fast, easy-to-use option that seem like an obvious choice for homeowners, janitorial services and facility managers – at first.