Allergies, rashes and sinus headaches: U-Md. professors have been dealing with mold for years

Allergies, rashes and sinus headaches: U-Md. professors have been dealing with mold for years
Thurka Sangaramoorthy, a medical anthropologist and associate professor at the University of Maryland’s flagship campus, had to throw away her furniture, her collection of about 1,000 books, invaluable documents and personal mementos collected since she started teaching at the school in 2012.The reason? A combination of mold,Read more

Hospital Duct Cleaning Requires Extra Care

Hospital Duct Cleaning Requires Extra Care

It doesn’t take a doctor to tell you that Indoor Air Quality is important in a hospital.  Mold spores along with bacteria and other contaminants can contribute to deadly hospital acquired infections (HAI), also referred to as nosocomial infections.  Sadly, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million nosocomial

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How to test and improve the air quality in your home — because indoor air is shockingly worse than outdoor air

How to test and improve the air quality in your home — because indoor air is shockingly worse than outdoor air

ndoor air quality (IAQ) probably isn’t top of mind for most people, if any. But it should be because you’re probably not breathing clean air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.” That

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