By Dr. Alice Delia — We’re surrounded by so many things it’s easy to lose track of the everyday hazards these items can pose. For example, I love the smell of freshly cut grass – it reminds me of my childhood home and makes me feel at ease (which bring up the topic of smells
Mold –Taking a Closer Look — You’ve likely heard a bunch about indoor mold over the past several years–from deadly toxic hysteria to total dismissal by purported experts. Both camps appear to have vested interests in promoting their positions, and commercial or residential consumers are often left to sort out the subsequent messes on their
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Water taps at three San Francisco schools have been turned off after samples were found to contain lead levels above federal safety standards, according to school district officials. The San Francisco Chronicle identified the three schools as West Portal and Malcolm X elementary schools and San Francisco International High School.
by Lloyd Alter (@lloydalter) Treehugger.com – October 12, 2017 (Photo – Screen capture Neo in his cubicle in the Matrix. The air quality isn’t too good here, either) That’s where the air quality is so bad that it affects your ability to think properly or effectively. In his recent Wall Street Journal article Why Office
by Jack Springston– Healthy Indoors Magazine September 2017 Cover Story — It sometimes amazes me how people go about doing testing for indoor air quality surveys and then interpreting the data that they collect. Often, individuals will approach a problem with their own preconceived notions on what is causing the issue, and then go
by Joseph G. Allen — Harvard Business Review How often do you consider the air quality in your office and how it affects employees and their productivity? Chances are it’s not often. There is a tendency to assume that, as long as commonly used standards for air quality are met, it won’t be an issue.
by Jeffrey May—Healthy Indoors Magazine Unfortunately, in modern life, many (if not most) people in our country spend up to 90% of their lives indoors: in their homes, their work spaces, and even cars, trains and planes (these are still “indoor” spaces). Many people also exercise indoors – whether in health clubs or in basement
The wetter the better. From sponge cities in China to ‘berms with benefits’ in New Jersey and floating container classrooms in the slums of Dhaka, we look at a range of projects that treat storm water as a resource rather than a hazard by Sophie Knight for The Guardian They call it “pave, pipe, and
Shared from the 2017-09-24 Houston Chronicle eEdition Robert Haines apparently didn’t have a chance. Neither did Cathy Montgomery. They were neighbors who may never have met, but they had much in common. Both of them were 71-year-old residents of the Memorial area who lived near Buffalo Bayou. Both of them apparently thought they were safe
By Jeffrey C. May for Healthy Indoors Magazine We frequently receive calls about building odors, which can be irritating and at times, even make people feel sick. t seems pretty obvious that when a basement smells musty, there is most probably mold growth present. And the smell of a dead animal such as a mouse