CLEAN AIR INTELLIGENCE CENTER
Why is it so challenging to manage indoor air quality in public spaces?
Posted: July 15, 2015 | By Elaine Lohse
Open a window. Turn on a fan. Plug in an air freshener. These are the methods most people turn to when they’re trying to improve indoor air quality. However, managing indoor air isn’t always that simple, especially when you’re dealing with a facility that has various sources of contaminants.
Aerosol experts reveal unsettling truths about indoor air quality
Posted: July 8, 2015 | By Elaine Lohse
A recent Popular Science piece exposed some startling information about airborne transmission of diseases, covering everything from toilet plumes to the 2003 outbreak of SARS. For example, the article notes that 100 bacteria, fungi and viruses can be spread through the air.
The dangers of airborne germs in healthcare facilities
Posted: July 1, 2015 | By Elaine Lohse
Facility managers, healthcare administrators and other professionals need to constantly manage air quality to ensure safe and healthy patient experiences at hospitals, clinics and private practices.
Clean air: A key to creating green offices
Posted: June 22, 2015 | By Elaine Lohse
In the American workforce, the cost of absenteeism for a single employee is an estimated $2,650 per year. Imagine then, the financial hit for company when influenza travels around the office.
Clean air vital to protect senior citizens’ weaker immune systems
Posted: June 12, 2015 | By Elaine Lohse
Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can significantly harm the lung health of senior citizens in residential retirement homes and similar facilities, according to a recent study. Researchers found that pollutants in the air were associated with regular coughing, wheezing and breathlessness, and that the presence of formaldehyde in the air increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.