Category: Indoor Air Quality

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The importance of maintaining clean air inside your facility cannot be overstated, especially today as COVID-19 variants such as Omicron sweep the nation. Not only can poor air quality contribute to the spread of this and other diseases – it can also exacerbate allergies and chronic respiratory conditions, irritate skin, and trigger headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and more. In this way, failing to prioritize clean air within your walls can become a major liability, putting occupants at ...

The fresh air is good for us, but many of us don’t receive the amount of outdoor air our lungs and souls crave -- this is especially true as temperatures continue to fall. Indeed, in the U.S., we spend the vast majority of our time indoors throughout the year. And now, as winter settles in, we’ll spend even less time outside than we did during the spring, summer, and fall. While the advent of modern shelter and indoor heating allows us to stay warm all season long, there are some potential d...

October has come and gone this year, but before you turn your attention to the holidays and other end-of-year festivities, take some time to reflect on the air you breathe every day inside your home and workplace. Indeed, October is National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month. This month is all about broadening the public’s awareness and understanding of the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), as well as how to achieve cleaner air inside facilities. Even if you failed to actively observe N...

Maintaining clean and comfortable indoor air is essential for occupant health, safety, and happiness. These days, indoor air quality (IAQ) has become a hotter topic than usual as property owners look for ways to keep SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and other transmissible pathogens at bay. Indeed, air disinfection for coronavirus has proven to be a worthwhile endeavor for facilities everywhere, considering the sheer amount of airborne and aerosolized particles floating around. The to...

The world has learned many lessons from this ongoing pandemic, and we’re bound to learn many more by the time we’ve gotten past it. One of the biggest takeaways over the past year and a half would be the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), which largely relies on efficient ventilation and air filtration. Cleaner indoor air results in healthier occupants across the board, reducing the presence of allergens like dust and pollen, preventing the growth of mold and other fungi, and mitigating...

Indoor air quality (IAQ) has come into greater focus over the past year and a half due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After all, SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and its variants primarily spread through the air. To keep their doors open, retain a steady stream of customers, and keep all occupants safe, many businesses have redoubled their efforts to purify the air inside their buildings. Improving IAQ is a multi-faceted effort, requiring an integrated approach between various syst...

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We might not be able to see the air that surrounds us, but the quality of said air can nevertheless have a major impact on our health and well-being. A multitude of airborne contaminants can make their way inside buildings, including bacteria, dust, fungal spores, pollen, and, of course, viruses -- the pandemic triggered by SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19) continues to surge due to indoor air transmission (both airborne and aerosolized), and considering that most ...

Despite the swift rollout of highly effective vaccines against COVID-19, this pandemic is far from over. We now find ourselves in a race against the clock to limit mutations of the novel coronavirus that first appeared in late 2019, such as the infamous Delta variant. Fortunately, experts have learned a lot about this virus over the past year and a half. For instance, all evidence indicates that the primary means of COVID transmission is via respiratory droplets and airborne particles carrying t...

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