A Particulate-ly Concerning New Study

We’ve known for years that natural and man-made particulates no larger than ten micrometers can settle in lung tissue to cause discomfort, allergies, asthma, and disease. And if you haven’t heard by now that indoor air can be twice as polluted as outdoor air, you would have to live under a rock, true? Well, here’s something you might not have heard: A new study from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Switzerland claims the harm caused by particulates may be worse—more prevalent–than we thought.

Approach 2021 Carefully with Decarbonization in Mind

In our rush to leave 2020 behind—waaaay behind, let’s not barrel into 2021 without reframing our priorities. That advice, while important in all areas of life, is especially key in rebuilding our national and global economies. Where to focus our efforts in revving them back up? In the words of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, “2021 must be the year in which the world leaps forward into a net‑zero future.”

Controlling Dental Office Ventilation

The indoor air quality (IAQ) situation in many dentist offices is nothing to smile about on a good day. Citing the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Information Network, Business Insider ranked the dental industry as the most hazardous job environment* thanks, in part, to contaminants, disease, and infection exposure. And that was before the pandemic.