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SARS

17/05/2018

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is spread through airborne droplets generated from coughing, sneezing or talking. ... 


Legionnaires Bacteria Found in Hospital in Atlanta

16/05/2018

Legionnaires’ disease is a bacterial infection that can cause deadly pneumonia. It does not spread from person to person. Instead, people get it from inhaling contaminated mist or vapor. ...


How Infectious Diseases Work

13/05/2018

Most microorganisms are harmless or even beneficial; for example, bacteria that normally live in the digestive system help digest food. Occasionally, however, a microorganism capable of causing a ...


Infection Prevention Imperatives

12/05/2018

The axiom, “the more things change, the more they stay the same,” easily could be applied to the practice of infection prevention and control, which, while experiencing a spike in the ...


Flood Cleanup

03/05/2018

During a flood cleanup, the indoor air quality in your home or office may appear to be the least of your problems. However, failure to remove contaminated materials and to reduce moisture and ...


Caution when Cleaning Mold

01/05/2018

Moisture and standing water often leads to the rapid appearance of mold on previously flooded surfaces.  Mold developing in indoor environments poses a health risk to many people, who may ...


CDC: BAD Indoor Air Problems (Asthma)

01/05/2018

As modern medicine improves at warp speed then why has asthma prevalence rates jumped sharply in the U.S.? With all the knowledge-based data, reductions in outdoor air pollutants, no smoking ...


Ozone - Research Finds New Cause of Ozone Wheezing

01/05/2018

Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, and Duke University have discovered a cause of airway irritation and ...


Battle to control TB has failed

09/05/2014

GENEVA - Global efforts to control tuberculosis have failed and radical new approaches are needed, experts said Wednesday.  With more than 9 million people infected last year, including 2 ...


Can Airborne Allergens be Deadly?

08/05/2014

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), asthma is characterized by inflammation of the air passages resulting in the temporary narrowing of the airways that transport air ...


Benefits of Good IAQ In Schools

01/05/2014

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a critical component of providing a healthy and comfortable learning environment. IAQ affects the health, productivity, performance, and comfort of students, teachers, ...


Mold Information

01/01/1970

Molds are a type of fungi and are neither plant nor animal. There are over 100,000 types of mold with at least 1,000 types found in North America and live in colonies growing on food, fabric, ...


Hospital Acquired Infections

01/01/1970

PROBLEM:  The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 2 million patients each year contract an infection while in a U.S. hospital, contributing to about 100,000 ...