Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Articles

  • 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

  • The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

    A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised. It is generally accepted that whilst measurements from air quality reference stations are highly accurate, they are not sufficiently location-specific. Key pollutants – such as NO2 and PM2.5 ...


    By AQMesh

  • 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

  • How to Get Higher Acceptable Indoor Air Quality Anywhere

    The quality of the indoor air we breathe is a concern for everyone, especially those in urban environments where contaminant and particle levels are higher due to nearly constant exposure to things like automobile and truck exhausts, construction, and fumigation. Unfortunately for most people, when it comes to the quality of the air in the buildings where they spend most of their time, ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Antibacterial Ingredients Ruled Unsafe. Hallelujah, the FDA has awoken!

    Today’s FDA ruling has got us booming! The debate between cleaning product makers, environmentalists and researchers has finally ended. The FDA ruled today that it is no longer considering antibacterial ingredients in soaps to be safe. This is a big deal for us as we have long discussed the harmful effects of killing “good” and “bad” bacteria as ...


    By Better Air LLC

  • Benefits of UV Transmittance (UVT) field testing for selling & servicing UV Disinfection Systems

    The Real UV254 ‘P’ series portable meters can be used to measure UV transmittance (UVT) in a number of situations, and are especially beneficial when working with small UV disinfection systems. The following cases outline two situations in which Real Tech’s portable meters are invaluable. Servicing Small UV Disinfection Systems An existing customer is ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • 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

  • The Hidden Danger Of Air Quality in Indoor Firing Ranges

    Indoor gun ranges are popular with both professionals who use guns as a part of their job and hobbyists who just enjoy guns and shooting. ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Are Probiotics The Future Of Cleaning?

    Given the choice between a cleaner that reduces germs by 86% and one that all but eliminates them at 99.9%, which one would you choose? If you’re like most people, the answer appears simple – get rid of as many germs as possible. But those nearly 100% effective cleaners aren’t necessarily the best choice. Why? Because they kill all germs, good and bad. Probiotics are ...


    By Better Air LLC

  • Air Filters 101: What You Need to Know About Air Filters

    A lot of people don’t really change their air filters as often as they should – in fact, these people probably aren’t aware of just how often these need to be changed. Quite often, air filters are changed when visible dust and particles gather up on the furnace vents – which should not be the case at all, ideally. Read on to learn more about air filters, and how changing ...


    By Filter Buy

  • The Benefits of Green Cleaning

    Did you know that over 100 trillion bacterial cells consider your body their home? It’s true, and they outnumber your regular cells 10 to 1. These tiny guests live in your mouth, nose, and gut and they make up what is known as your microbiome – your highly personalized mini-ecosystem of both good and bad bacteria. The Antibacterial Craze We’ve ...


    By Better Air LLC

  • About TecH2O

    Who is cleaning your cooling tower? With warmer weather on the way, it will soon be time to put cooling towers back into service.  According to legislation passed by New York State effective 11/15/2015, “All owners shall ensure that all cooling towers are cleaned and disinfected when shut down for more than five days” and “any person who performs cleaning and ...


    By TecH2O

  • Top 7 Causes of Mold in Commercial Properties

    Mold growth within commercial buildings is a common concern for building occupants, as it has been linked to a number of health effects and can be found lurking within the walls and within ventilation systems, oftentimes going undetected for long periods of time. Here are the top seven causes of mold in commercial properties and what you need to know to prevent them. Improper Operation and ...


    By Karl & Associates Inc.

  • Toxic Substances Control Act Reform: Shimkus Releases Discussion Draft of TSCA Reform Legislation

    On April 7, 2015, Representative John Shimkus (R-IL), Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, released a Discussion Draft of the "TSCA Modernization Act of 2015" (TMA DD). In the previous Congress, Shimkus introduced first a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Improving reptile ecological risk assessment: Oral and dermal toxicity of pesticides to a common lizard species (Sceloporus occidentalis)

    Reptiles have been understudied in ecotoxicology which limits consideration in ecological risk assessments. The goal of this research was threefold: to improve oral and dermal dosing methodologies for reptiles, to generate reptile toxicity data for pesticides, and to correlate reptile and avian toxicity. We first assessed the toxicity of different dosing vehicles: 100 µL of water, propylene ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Forensic engineering applied to the analysis of a gas explosion in a residential building

    Present paper deals with the identification of the cause of an explosion in a hollow space positioned below a residential building as the result of welding operations. On field investigation clearly demonstrated that the explosion was due to the ignition of a flammable atmosphere in the basement of the building. Along the trial two hypotheses were brought to the judge: (a) explosion of an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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