How Safe is Our Water? Key Contaminants & Treatment Methods

How Safe is Our Water? Key Contaminants & Treatment Methods

What’s in Our Water? 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 […]

Preparing for the Cold and Flu Season During a Pandemic

Cold, Flu & Covid-19 Defense: Make Your Environment Work For You

Fall conjures visions of stunning foliage and pumpkin flavored treats, but it also brings along some less welcome visitors: an annual resurgence in cases of the flu, the common cold, and other respiratory viruses. This year, however, the first chill in the air feels particularly concerning as the cold and flu season in the Northern […]

Can Indoor Humidity Impact Covid-19 Transmission?

Can Indoor Humidity Impact Covid-19 Transmission?

Maintaining indoor relative humidity levels between 40-60% may help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission indoors, and promote better indoor air quality. During the Covid-19 pandemic, as we spend more time in our homes, the quality of our indoor air is more important than ever. One of the key factors in helping improve overall air […]

Can air pollution exacerbate Covid-19?

Can Air Pollution Exacerbate Covid-19?

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, scientists are tirelessly investigating what factors might make people more vulnerable to infection. One intriguing possibility is air pollution, specifically inhalable particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5). This type of pollution has