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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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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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Is Poor Air Quality Affecting Your Lab’s Productivity?

Posted on: April 25, 2019 | By Mike Booth

It makes perfect sense: healthier employees are happier employees. However, many dental lab owners may believe developing a wellness program or a smoking cessation class is the path to employee happiness. Not so fast. According to a recent study commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association in the United Kingdom, almost 70 percent of office […]

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Genetic modification to combat pollution?

Posted on: April 11, 2019 | By Mike Booth

In recent years, the scientific community has accelerated efforts to combat air pollution and poor air quality with every defense in its arsenal—after all, many cities across the world experience hazardous levels of pollution, and more cities join the list every day. So, it’s no wonder scientists have taken to some extreme measures in hopes […]

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