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A tragedy in the air

Posted on: September 4, 2019 | By Mike Booth

The tragic death of a London schoolgirl could provide greater awareness of the dangers of poor air quality. It may also be the catalyst for significant change. When nine-year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah passed away in 2013, doctors initially listed cause of death as respiratory failure as a result of severe asthma. In fact, Kissi-Debrah had the […]

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Suffer the children: A years-long pollution study reveals the risk to kids

Air pollution affects growing bodies more than we may have realized. 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 […]

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Fostering a culture of health in the workplace

Do employee wellness programs foster a culture of health? 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 […]

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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 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 […]

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Are HVAC Systems the Answer?

Post16-HVACSystems-02 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 […]

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