Category: Healthcare

Safeguarding the Immunocompromised through Indoor Air Quality

The quality of indoor air influences immune responses. Components like mould spores, pollutants, allergens, and irritants in the air can affect immune cell function, which can lead to respiratory issues, allergies, and other health issues.Those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk from poor indoor air quality, as well as people over 65 years […]

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Critical Care: HVAC Hygiene in Healthcare Environments

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Infection Control (IC) is critically important in healthcare environments. Mould spores along with bacteria and other contaminants contribute to life-threatening hospital acquired infections (HAI), referred to as nosocomial infections. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has estimated that 1.7 million nosocomial infections occur each year, with nearly 100,000 associated deaths […]

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