Suffer the children: A years-long pollution study reveals the risk to kids
Posted on: July 31, 2019 | By Mike Booth
It didn’t look like a study in air pollution. It only took a few minutes, year after year after year. Once a year, select students in schools across southern California, were taken out of class, marched down to a gym or empty classroom and were met by a researcher. There, they were asked to blow […]
Fostering a culture of health in the workplace
Posted on: July 17, 2019 | By Mike Booth
In recent years, employers have looked to employee wellness programs as a means of increasing productivity, reducing insurance costs and fostering better employee wellbeing and satisfaction. There’s a direct correlation between employee wellbeing and costs to employers. Worker’s compensation claims and healthcare bills amount to more $60 billion per year in the U.S. So, it […]
It’s curtains! For air pollution
Posted on: June 20, 2019 | By Mike Booth
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 […]
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 […]