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    The presence of formaldehyde in everything from embalming fluid and hair straighteners to plywood adhesives and varnishes has prompted toxicologists and other researchers to scrutinise the chemical’s potential health impacts on a wide range of adults. One of the first
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    The Defend 1050 is a medical-grade, portable device that uses a combination of plasma and filter technology to safely disinfect and purify indoor air, supplementing surface and hand hygiene for comprehensive infection control. Dublin, Ireland, June 28, 2018 – Novaerus,
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    Meet the researchers looking into the microbial communities of indoor spaces. University of Oregon researchers Jessica Green and G Z ‘Charlie’ Brown call it the Pickle Box. This former walk-in storage unit for pickles, remodelled into an enclosed climate chamber,
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    Health officials around the world agree: the superbug crisis has reached the “red alert” stage.   Since the 1940s, antibiotics have dramatically reduced illness and death from infectious diseases; penicillin alone has saved about 200 million lives. But thanks to
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      Back in 1999, infectious disease specialists were worried. Antibiotics, the most important medical development of the 20th century, were losing their power to combat dangerous bacteria, and few new drugs were in development.   As a British medical report noted
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    In the summer of 1976, reports of a mysterious and terrifying infection outbreak dominated American news: 34 people died suddenly and 220 were hospitalized after visiting Philadelphia.   Patients developed headaches, chest pain, chills, and fevers up to 107 degrees. Autopsies
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    It’s a terrible irony: around the globe, countless buildings that were designed for healing are actually making their occupants sick.   Studies show that sick building syndrome (SBS), considered a “a major occupational hazard,” may be especially prevalent among employees in healthcare
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    For any given case of sick building syndrome (SBS), the trigger can be hard to pinpoint.   In fact, the mystery is part of the very definition of the syndrome. The U.S. Environmental Protection agency defines SBS as “situations in
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    Sick building syndrome may sound like one of those nebulous conditions supported by questionable science.   Far from it.   Sick building syndrome (SBS) is, in fact, well defined and well documented — “a major occupational hazard,” as one research  paper put
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    For most schools and employers, air pollution isn’t high on the list of concerns. After all, car exhaust and gas fumes aren’t fouling the air inside classrooms and cubicles. Even those idling yellow school buses have cleaned up their act;
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    Given the huge toll the flu takes on schools, it’s always a relief for staff when winter fades into spring and the elm trees start blooming. Except for this: the end of flu season means the beginning of allergy season. Fever
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    Every flu season — and especially during the dire ones, like 2017-18 — health officials shift into overdrive, imploring employers and schools to disinfect doorknobs, use no-touch trash bins, and promote extended hand washing with soap. Problem is, this advice falls