Indoor Air Pollution Articles

  • Dental Practice Air Quality: What you can’t see can harm you

    In the summer of 1974, the Hollies had a Top 10 hit when they sang, “All I need is the air that I breathe and to love you.” They were smart enough to recognize the importance, even in a midst of a heated romantic relationship, of breathing clean, fresh air. Dentists should take note. According to Department of Labor statistics published in  ...

  • 6 Surprising sources of chemical exposure

    6 Surprising sources of chemical exposureWe may be careful with that bottle of bleach, can of paint or the ominous bottle of unknown chemical solution found in the basement. But what about everyday actions that may expose us unknowingly to potentially harmful substances? Read on to find some surprising sources of chemical exposure, and what to do about them. 1 - Shower The ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • 5 ways to keep asthma in check

    Asthma rates have been on the rise for some time - in 2009 nearly 1 in 12 Americans were diagnosed with the long-term inflammatory disease that restricts airways and makes it difficult to breathe. Other symptoms include coughing, wheezing and chest tightness, and these often get worse when the patient is also fighting a common cold or flu. Asthma affects people of all ages, but especially ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Bad air at home linked to poor performance at school

    EPA Warns Indoor Air More Concerning  That polluted haze that can be seen over the horizon, acting like a beacon and reminding you what should already be common sense and well understood: dirty air is not good for your health. That is the visible simplicity of smog outside, but how about the air in your own homes or where you work? ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Chemicals hampering our ability to have children

    If you’re of that age when everyone around you seems to be popping out a new edition to the family, you may also have noticed a disturbing trend; many young couples are also having difficulty conceiving. Yes, we are waiting longer to have children these days, but what if other factors are at work as well? What if the air we breathe and the chemicals we come into contact with every day are ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • 5 Habits that are bad for your indoor air quality

    School is starting, but warm weather means we are still spending more time outside and keeping windows open as much as possible. However, it doesn’t mean we are safe from poor indoor air quality at home. In fact, indoor air may be more polluted in the summer months than in the wintertime. The reasons include high humidity, pollutant buildup, pesticides and VOCs. There are certain habits in ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Air pollution facts, 5 pollution facts you should know!

    Air Pollution Facts Most Don't Know The air we breathe becomes polluted for many reasons. Emissions from cars and trucks, chemicals from industrial production and that list can go on. Many people consider themselves air pollution experts -it is after all a hot topic and common discussion point that many of us want part of and to demonstrate our knowledge. The best way to tackle air ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • 10 easy fixes for indoor air

    Colder temperatures are upon us, and most people keep windows and doors shut to keep the chill out. But in closed-off rooms and homes, indoor air contaminants build up over time. The problem? Poor air quality has been linked to health effects in everyone, especially infants, children, seniors and pets. We listed 10 easy ways to improve IAQ. 1. Open windows ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • The influence of wall temperature on NO₂ removal and HONO levels released by indoor photocatalytic paints

    Abstract Photocatalytic paints represent a promising remediation technology that has potential to be applied in mechanically ventilated buildings to improve indoor air quality. The photocatalytic paints are typically used to eliminate the gas-phase pollutants, like nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Here, we demonstrate that ...


    By ECO PHYSICS AG

  • What is Indoor Air Quality?

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the degree of air purity inside buildings that constitute the usual environment in which people carry out activities (offices, homes, schools, shopping and leisure centres, etc.) Because of increasing urbanisation and our contemporary lifestyle, most people spend a large proportion of their time in these closed environments. The high level of atmospheric ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • The ‘ins and outs’ of air quality monitoring

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued draft guidance on ‘Air pollution - outdoor air quality and health.’ In the following article Jim Mills, Managing Director of Air Monitors Ltd, explains why there will need to be more funding for monitoring if the mitigation measures mentioned in the guidance are to be implemented effectively. Jim also ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • How are Green Buildings Built? A Closer Look at a Modern Marvel

    Green building refers to an environment friendly structure which is built in such a manner that it continues to be environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout its life. When we say throughout its life, it includes everything right from an eco-friendly design to the use of material which will make sure that the environment is not harmed even when the structure in question is ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 4 Signs Of Poor Indoor Air Quality To Watch For

    The quality of indoor air is something most of us take for granted. Unless there is something very specific and unusual going on around us, like heavy cleaning or maybe new construction, we don’t often think about whether or not there is anything wrong with the air we breathe as we go about our daily business. The truth is, though, that indoor air quality is often worse than ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • How air pollution affects office workers—and the economy

    FOR anyone who has tried jogging through smog, the physically sapping impacts of air pollution should come as no surprise. But pollution doesn’t just slow down runners, it hampers workers too. Research by Tom Chang of the University of Southern California and colleagues found that pear packers working indoors were slowed by air pollution even at levels well below current air-quality ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 5 Things You Probably Didnt Know About Indoor Air Quality

    Did you know that air fresheners, candles, furniture, carpets & many other items create indoor air pollutants and are a health risk says Camfil Air Filtration Experts! When you mention air pollution, most people automatically think of smog around cities and factories, or millions of cars racing from one place to another leaving trails of fumes behind them as they ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Survey highlights the problem of office air pollution

    A new survey has found that indoor air pollution is causing many problems in work places across Britain. The YouGov survey commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) reports that almost 70% of office workers believe poor air quality in their place of work is having a negative effect on their day-to-day productivity and ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • 70% of Office Workers Complain About Poor Air Quality

    Building managers must ensure that “proper, effective, well maintained ventilation systems are operating in all offices across the UK” after a new survey found that indoor air pollution is prevalent in workplaces across Britain – potentially causing long-term health problems.   The YouGov survey commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • How to Survive Sandstorm Season

    Asthma awareness is crucial when living in the GCC, especially when we live in a climate which has significant environmental triggers such as sandstorms. Several studies conducted in the Arabian Peninsula countries with a high rate of sandstorms, confirmed the increased prevalence of asthma in those countries. It was also reported that sandstorms frequently cause adverse health effects on the ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • On the ionization of air for removal of noxious effluvia” (Air ionization of indoor environments for control of volatile and particulate contaminants with nonthermal plasmas generated by dielectric-barrier discharge)

    Abstract Recent developments in the application of controllable air ionization processes that apply dielectric-barrier discharge devices to generate nonthermal plasmas have led to applications for chemical and biological decontamination in indoor air environments. These include significant reductions in airborne microbials, neutralization of odors, and reductions of specific volatile ...

  • How best to solve the IAQ problem in large buildings

    Recently we had the opportunity to present our point of view on how best to solve the IAQ problem in large buildings. We knew it was a long shot that we might gain traction but here was an opportunity to do our best. Thanks to one of our team members who scoured their web site, he found the perfect statement that could validate what we were about to present and put us on their side. What we ...


    By ProMark Associates, Inc.

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