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Our bones, our memory, our performance at school. Air pollution affects us all

In recent months, there has been a steady stream of new studies published. All illustrating the different ways pollution can affect our health. Here’s a summary of what’s new.   Pollution may weaken our bones Scientists from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health believe they have found a link between exposure to pollutants and decreased bone density. The more pollution a person is exposed to, the weaker their bones become. We often associate weak bones […]

Clean air in the classroom dramatically improves test scores

Running an air purifier in the classroom improves performance in the same way that cutting class size by 30% does. That’s according to the latest findings from Michael Gilraine at the Annenberg Institute, Brown University Cleaning up the air after the Aliso Canyon gas leak In January 2016, a number of air purifiers were installed in classrooms, close to the site of the Aliso Canyon gas leak in California. The aim was to clean up […]

The IAQA Annual Meeting 2020, West Palm Beach, Florida

The Indoor Air Quality Association Inc. (IAQA) will be hosting its annual Air Quality Meeting and Expo this month from the 19th to 21st at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach Florida. Keep up to date with the latest indoor air quality tech The event is a great opportunity for Indoor Air Quality Professionals, Contractors and Consultants to network and keep up to date on the latest technology available, including new ways […]

Coronavirus, the facts.

As the Coronavirus continues to spread to countries across the world, many people are concerned about infection. Its origins The virus originated in a seafood and meat market in the city of Wuhan in central China. The first case was reported on December 31, 2019. At the time of writing, there are 20,438 confirmed cases and 427 people have died as a result of the virus. In the US, 11 people have contracted the disease, […]

Protect your baby from air pollution

Protect your baby from air pollution We have known for some time that exposure to pollutants in the air can affect the health of mothers and their unborn babies. But exactly WHY this happens has not been fully understood, until now. Missing link found Researchers from Hasselt University in Belgium believe they may have found the answer. They discovered tiny particles of black carbon in the fetal side of the placenta of pregnant women. Proving […]

The dangers of air pollution for our children

There have been a number of studies published in recent years, confirming a link between air pollution and poor mental health. Up until now, much of the focus has been on adults. However, a new study from the country’s leading children’s hospital has been looking at how air quality affects the mental health of our children too. Pollution linked to depression and anxiety in children The team from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital looked at data from […]