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 […]
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 recirculate HVAC systems work because they recirculate […]
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 […]
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 […]