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.
Re-opening during this pandemic may not be enough if a business wants to stay afloat. Concern over indoor environments will still keep some customers away. Make no mistake: Most indoor air quality professionals will tell you the concern is often justified.
It’s that time of year! The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) by BloombergNEF has produced the 2021 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, its annual coverage of the previous year’s data on the energy marketplace.
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.”
Referring to anything as ‘passive’ is rarely a compliment. Oddly enough, adopting passive methods to power our homes and buildings can ignite the fastest, most powerful sprint toward…
Hearing about the hobby some folks are discovering during the pandemic set our mechanical engineering instincts alight! While you’d be hard-pressed to think of any good coming out of COVID-19, many amateur engineers are spending the extra time at home flexing creative and problem-solving muscles.
Clients of Grateful Heads, a new hair salon in North Carolina, have more to be grateful for than they might realize. Sure, they leave their appointments with stunning styles, but owners April and Sam Kuhn seek to offer more than beauty to their clients.
Vent your problems--properly! While the results of salon treatments may be easy on the eyes, the air in many beauty and nail salons is often filled with downright ugly chemicals that venture into your lungs and become rather hard on the body. When you...
Concerns over proper airflow and indoor air quality in school buildings are not new. In more conventional times, poor IAQ in buildings contribute to asthma, allergies, cold and flu, and less productivity.
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.