Scientists Agree: The Airborne Transmission of COVID19 is a Real Risk
: July 10, 2020 | Cameron Coghlan
Recent news on COVID-19 airborne threat Until now, there have been conflicting messages related to the risk of the airborne transmission of COVID-19. A group of 239 scientists in 32 countries have published their open letter to global health community to present the evidence. In their letter, the highly qualified group state: Multiple studies […]
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.