Is Poor Air Quality Affecting Your Lab’s Productivity?
Posted on: April 25, 2019 | By Mike Booth
It makes perfect sense: healthier employees are happier employees. However, many dental lab owners may believe developing a wellness program or a smoking cessation class is the path to employee happiness. Not so fast. According to a recent study commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association in the United Kingdom, almost 70 percent of office […]
Genetic modification to combat pollution?
Posted on: April 11, 2019 | By Mike Booth
In recent years, the scientific community has accelerated efforts to combat air pollution and poor air quality with every defense in its arsenal—after all, many cities across the world experience hazardous levels of pollution, and more cities join the list every day. So, it’s no wonder scientists have taken to some extreme measures in hopes […]
Is Your Dental Lab’s HVAC System Suffering?
Posted on: March 27, 2019 | By Mike Booth
As a dental lab owner, you know the air inside the lab is often hazy, what with all the grinding and polishing and chipping and chiseling. But you may not know indoor air—any indoor air—is already two to five times more polluted than outdoor air. That makes air inside dental labs even more problematic. Unfortunately, […]
Putting the Care Back in Daycare
Posted on: February 14, 2019 | By Mike Booth
In recent years, scientists and health care professionals have focused more attention on the effects of poor indoor quality in a variety of settings. Two recent studies have turned the spotlight on an area that historically has been rife with germs, viruses and bad air: daycare centers. Because daycare centers cater to children from infants […]
The Danger Lurking in the Lab
Posted on: January 31, 2019 | By Mike Booth
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the dental profession is one of the most dangerous. And one reason? Something very, very small. Dust. Given that there’s an aging population, there’s more demand for dental appliances, like bridges and denture sets. That means dental labs are running at full tilt—and dust from sandblasting and grinding […]