hospitality

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 […]

Health Update: Flu Season 2016

flu-season-2016-iaq-working-while-sick-sick-day : 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

Zapobieganie grypie: Dlaczego tradycyjne metody nie są wystarczające? : 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.