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Silicosis and the Dental Industry

Pylica płuc vs. przemysł stomatologiczny Posted on: January 3, 2019 | By Mike Booth

It’s bad enough that the dental profession has been called the most dangerous by the U.S. Department of Labor, now it has to contend with another problem: Silicosis. Silicosis is something more closely related to the construction industry, where workers breathe in silica dust from construction materials. It results in the scarring of lung tissue […]

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Suffer the Children: New Report Outlines Pollution’s Reach

Children suffering from toxic air Posted on: December 10, 2018 | By Mike Booth

It’s a shocking statistic: According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.8 billion children under the age of 15—93 percent of the world’s population of children—are exposed to toxic air every day. That’s the finding of WHO’s new report, called Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air, which outlines the grave situation […]

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State of the Air: Where U.S. Cities Rank

Posted on: November 12, 2018 | By Mike Booth

According to the American Lung Association, more than 40 percent of Americans breathe in dirty air every day. That’s the findings from the association’s annual State of the Air report, which tabulates the quality of air in cities across the United States, factoring in smog, air pollution, carbon monoxide levels from car exhaust and spikes […]

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Unhealthy Occupations

Airborne particles—whether they be from bacteria, grinding dust or harmful chemicals and the like—contribute to making the dental profession so unhealthy Posted on: October 23, 2018 | By Mike Booth

Some jobs are just riskier than others. Take hang-gliding instructors. Or high-rise window washers. Or lion tamers, bear trap testers or even fireworks packers. But those pale in comparison to the riskiest industry in America: the dental industry. According to a study conducted by Business Insider, the dental industry has five of the top ten […]

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Don’t Forget IAQ in Cleaning Programs

Posted on: June 12, 2017 | By Mike Booth

These days, facility managers have more responsibilities. More occupant interaction, more belt-tightening decisions—and more opportunities to truly affect change in their facility. This is why the director of the Healthy Buildings Program at the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, Joseph Allen, Ph.D., stated that a facility manager has more of an impact […]

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