Healthcare

Removing the fear of going to the doctor’s office

Posted on: September 18, 2020 | By Mike Booth

For many people, a trip to the local doctor’s office—for whatever reason, big or small—is fraught with fear. There’s even a term for it: White Coat Syndrome. Seems that sufferers of White Coat Syndrome show signs of an elevated heart rate, increased blood pressure and rapid breathing when in a physician’s office, often skewing the […]

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Improve ventilation? Improve the air instead.

Improve Ventilation? Improve the air instead. Posted on: September 9, 2020 | By Mike Booth

Understanding Aerosolized Transmission COVID-19 has changed the way managers think about office facilities; as workers shifted to working from home because of various state mandates, these managers have wrestled with ways of keeping staff safe once employees eventually return to the workplace. Some advocate unrealistic measures, like blocking off huge swaths of an office building, […]

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Dangers of Virus Transmission in Public Spaces

Posted on: August 26, 2020 | By Mike Booth

The recent—and ongoing—COVID-19 pandemic has made the public keenly aware of the dangers of aerosol transmission of viruses and bacteria, but recent studies has found another potential transmission culprit: public toilets. Researchers from Sun Yat-Sen University tested fecal samples from COVID-19 patients and found that some had potential to pass the virus along, because the […]

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Scientists Agree: The Airborne Transmission of COVID19 is a Real Risk

Posted on: July 10, 2020 | By Mike Booth

Recent news on COVID-19 airborne threat Until now, there have been conflicting messages related to the risk of the airborne transmission of COVID-19. A group of 239 scientists in 32 countries have published their open letter to global health community to present the evidence. In their letter, the highly qualified group state: Multiple studies “have […]

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Study reveals link between air quality and miscarriages

Posted on: April 24, 2020 | By Mike Booth

We’ve long known that poor air quality has a direct correlation on lung health and contributes to asthma, heart attacks and strokes, but new research has found a correlation between air pollution and the risk of miscarriage. A study was conducted in Beijing, China, which is notorious for its pollution-choked skies. The study looked at […]

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