Industrial Hygiene & Indoor Air Quality Concerns

Industrial Hygiene & Indoor Air Cleaning Methods Improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) In the early 20th century, public awareness of occupational- related illnesses was not yet a reality, but advocacy for the safety of US laborers, was beginning to grow. Physicians, research scientists and medical experts began documenting worker health problems. Pioneers of the labor-advocacy Read More

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Indoor Air Quality Issues For Ski Manufacturers

Ski Equipment Manufacturing, Indoor Air Quality, and Occupational Risks Snow skiing. Once used as a method for hunting game on snow and ice, the activity was built out of necessity, not for sport or exercise. Modern skiing, however, began as a recreational endeavor. In 1849 the first public ski tour was organized in Norway. Less Read More

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Indoor Air Quality from Morgue to Funeral Home, the Danger of Formaldehyde Exposure

They are called funeral directors, morticians, undertakers, mortuary custodians, and funeral service professionals. Those soft-spoken individuals who counsel grieving family members and help plan the service after a loved-one dies, are likely also the ones who handle the technical aspects of preserving the deceased so that family and friends can say goodbye in a less clinical setting than a hospital or nursing home. Unfortunately, part of this job – the embalming part – can create toxic fumes that pose health hazards for the professional.

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Indoor Air Quality and Camphor Production

When the reds, greens, blues, and gold of an elaborate fireworks display lights up the sky, it is usually awe and gratitude that fill us. But for those on the ground, lighting those explosives, they are being filled with something not so inspiring: camphor fumes.

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The Tennis Ball, Indoor Air Quality, and Occupational Risk

Whether you compete for a club championship trophy, spend afternoons on the clay with friends, or are simply a pet owner who passes time playing fetch with your dog at the park, you are no stranger to that universally recognized ball wrapped in bright yellow felt. The tennis ball.

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Occupational Exposure To Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons In The Workplace

It’s always unsettling to learn that our day-to-day activities have consequences beyond intent. The warmth emitted from a wood-burning fireplace, a walk around the neighborhood and a backyard cookout are all enjoyable events. And yet, these seemingly innocuous activities all create an environmental concern. Say hello to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs).

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The Unseen Occupational Hazard At Shopping Malls

Walk into most shopping malls and you’ll find a feast for the senses. Soothing music piped in to relax; lighting meant to please. The smells from food court staples like fresh baked cookies and waffle ice cream cones are expected to rouse your appetite while scents drifting from department store cosmetic counters are emitted so as to calm and drive you to buy things. For many people, these efforts prove successful. They browse. They eat and socialize. They shop.

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Clearing The Air About Workplace IAQ

The energy crisis during the 1970s created a need for environmental reform. Among other topics, indoor air quality became a line item on the agenda for change. Today, workplace IAQ broadly refers to the quality of air in any place of employment.

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