How Safe is Our Water? Key Contaminants & Treatment Methods

How Safe Is Our Water? Key Contaminants & Treatment Methods

Water is essential to human health. Every part of our body needs water to function properly: water carries nutrients and oxygen to our cells, removes waste products from our bodies, and helps to regulate our body temperature. In fact, water comprises over 50-70% of our body weight. The drinking water in the United States is […]

3 Reasons Why Thermal Comfort is Key in Schools

3 Reasons Why Thermal Comfort is Key in Schools

Thermal comfort is a crucial environmental factor that is often overlooked in schools. In fact, officials in a Michigan school district estimated that 60% of schools in their district do not have air conditioning, which required some schools to temporarily adjust their schedules due to extreme heat in 2019. This article explores the impact that […]

Wildfire Pollution and Immune Health

Wildfire Pollution and Immune Health: How To Stay Healthy During Fire Season

Wildfire records now seem to be broken every year. According to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), 37,803 fires have burned over 3 million acres across the United States in 2021 alone, with 91 active wildfires continuing to burn as of August 1, 2021. Two of the largest active wildfires in the U.S., the Dixie […]

5 Ways to Incorporate Nature in Schools for Better Student Performance

5 Ways to Incorporate Nature in Schools for Better Student Performance

Biophilia is our innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. However, we spend over 90% of our time indoors, with students spending around 6 hours per weekday inside school buildings during the typical school year. It is no wonder then, that many children and adolescents may lose their connection with […]