Cold medications are out for children. Simple saline rinse could be the answer for quicker recovery from colds and flu.
Does a Recent Analysis of BASE Data Really Show a Connection Between Synthetic Air Filters and Building Related Symptoms?
Air filter testing is a complicated and sometimes confusing subject. This article provides the definition of MERV or the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value for air filters. It also provides information on how the MERV should be used to select air filters and the limitations of this testing system. Understanding MERV helps the air filter buyer … More
Research at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO) reduces indoor VOC’s but could produce formaldehyde as a byproduct. A very promising new technology for the reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) in indoor environments is Photocatalytic Oxidation (PCO). This process exposes ultraviolet light to a catalyst such as titanium dioxide to produce … More
A University of Texas Study confirms that some air cleaners actually increase ultrafine particles and formaldehyde.
Cold medications are out for children. Simple saline rinse could be the answer for quicker recovery from colds and flu. We have long been advocates for the benefits of saline rinse or sinus irrigation. Rinsing the sinuses with saline solution helps the allergy sufferer by flushing out allergens, reducing inflammation and reactivating the cilia in … More
Leading Asthma and Allergy Experts Discuss the Most Recent Scientific Evidence on Health Effects of Mould Several years ago I had the pleasure of attending a joint meeting of the National Air Filtration Association and the Indoor Air Quality Association. One of the key speakers was Dr. Michael Rinaldi of the University of Texas Health … More
This study shows that the RCI (radiant catalytic ionization) Air Cleaning Devices produce fairly significant levels of ozone and are less effective than a standard air filter at removing 2 micron sized particles. Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found that the RCI “air cleaning device” produces a significant amount of ozone and is … More
This study shows that improved indoor air quality in classrooms leads to higher test scores for students. Education budgets are tight. Politicians are busy putting limits on school budgets to “put more money in the classroom.” The problem is – if you do not provide safe, healthy and encouraging environments, it does not matter how … More
Fine particles in air pollution shown to increase nasal inflammation in asthmatic children. In a new study published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, French researchers have found that higher levels of exposure to fine particles (PM2.5) caused a significant increase in nasal inflammation. Fine particles PM2.5 are under 2.5 microns in diameter … More