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It’s curtains! For air pollution

IKEA addresses poor air quality with their new innovative fabric curtains that helps reduce air pollution when exposed to light. Posted on: June 20, 2019 | By Gina Vaca Loyola

In recent years, all sorts of companies have focused their attention on the environment—and some have intensified efforts to correct the ills of poor air quality due to global air pollution. Now, home furnishing giant IKEA is stepping into the indoor air quality arena in a most unusual way. Introducing GUNRID The company has developed […]

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Making Them Healthier and Happier with IAQ

Posted on: June 6, 2019 | By Mike Booth

It makes perfect sense: healthier employees are happier employees. However, many business owners believe developing a wellness program or a smoking cessation class is the path to employee happiness. Not so fast. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) affects Productivity According to a recent study commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association in the United Kingdom, almost […]

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Are HVAC Systems the Answer?

Posted on: May 23, 2019 | By Mike Booth

When business owners hear that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air—which is already heavily polluted—they think the solution lies in focusing on the building’s HVAC system. But that may not solve the problem of poor air quality. Here’s why: HVAC systems work because they recirculate air. But they don’t […]

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Sick Building Syndrome: Are You at Risk?

Posted on: May 9, 2019 | By Mike Booth

In recent years, researchers have charted a medical phenomenon that affects a wide swath of people with no discernable connection—save one. All the people who experience symptoms of headaches, tiredness, ear, nose and throat irritation, dizziness and nausea have one thing in common: They spend a large amount of time in buildings. And the buildings […]

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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 […]

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