Jean Steckle Childcare Centre Comes up Fresh

Posted on: December 21, 2016 | By Elaine Lohse

THE PROBLEM Diapers. Lots and lots of diapers. Because the Jean Steckle Childcare Centre in Kitchener, Ontario caters to infants and toddlers, staff at the YWCA center were either changing diapers, disposing of them, or checking the children to see if a change was needed. And a change was needed. That’s because diaper stations were […]

Personal Purification Hits China

Posted on: December 14, 2016 | By Elaine Lohse

It’s no surprise that China has some of the worst air quality in the world: rapid industrialization, unchecked and unregulated factory growth, a spike in automobile traffic in cities and a dependence on coal-fired energy has made most days in metropolitan areas a dim haze of sooty air and unhealthy conditions. In August of 2015, […]

Get Ready…It’s Coming.

Posted on: December 7, 2016 | By Elaine Lohse

It’s on its way—and we don’t mean Santa’s sleigh. No, we’re talking about another cold and flu season, because once the weather gets colder, all those doors and windows get shut tight. And that means indoor spaces and recirculated air will be rife with trapped germs and viruses. Given the majority of people spends upwards […]

Talk About a Carbon Footprint!

Posted on: November 30, 2016 | By Elaine Lohse

We’ve previously reported about efforts to recycle pollution into usable products, like paint and inks derived from captured air pollution. Now, however, researchers are reducing a carbon footprint by making a carbon footprint. Energy company NRG has devised a way to capture carbon dioxide spewing from power plants and turning that into a polymer, which […]

Put me in, Coach!

Posted on: November 23, 2016 | By Elaine Lohse

The world is becoming increasingly aware about the effects of poor indoor air quality—and that awareness has extended into the realm of wireless applications, with start-ups and tech companies rushing to produce smartphone apps, tracking and measuring devices and home-based air quality tools. These companies are also championing a concept called hyperlocality, where measurements or […]