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Category Archives: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) News & Technical articles

Soldering Hazards: Occupational Exposure to Fumes in Construction

Soldering Health Risks: Occupational Exposure to Fumes in Construction Settings Soldering is a fundamental technique in construction, particularly in electrical work, where it is used to join metal components together. While soldering is essential, it poses occupational health risks due to exposure to process fumes containing heavy metals and other hazardous substances. Electricians, in particular, … Continue reading

Neurological Disorders: Effects from Manganese & Welding Fumes

Investigating the Connection Between Manganese, Welding Fumes, and Neurological Disorders Neurological disorders are characterized by motor symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, and impaired balance. While its exact causes remain elusive, researchers have long been intrigued by the potential role of environmental factors, including exposure to certain metals like manganese and welding fumes. This discourse examines … Continue reading

6 Types of Bacteria That Can Be Lingering in Workplaces

Understanding the Invisible Inhabitants: Types of Bacteria Lingering in the Workplace In the hustle and bustle of the workplace, the last thing on anyone’s mind is the microscopic inhabitants who share the same space. Despite being invisible to the naked eye, bacteria can be omnipresent in office environments, posing potential health risks to employees. Understanding … Continue reading

Dust and Particulate Control in Industrial Settings

Mitigating Worker Exposures: Implementing Effective Dust and Particulate Control Programs in Industrial Facilities Controlling exposure to dust and airborne particulate matter is crucial to maintaining workplace safety in industrial facilities. Inhalation of fine particles can lead to short and long-term respiratory health effects for workers. Implementing adequate controls and monitoring is critical to reducing these … Continue reading

The Connection Between Indoor Air Quality, Health, and Performance

How Workplace Indoor Air Quality Links to Performance and Health Were you aware that the air quality within your building can positively and negatively affect your employees? Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a crucial yet frequently underestimated aspect of the workplace that significantly influences the well-being of everyone. This article will provide an overview of … Continue reading

10 Workplace Toxic Indoor Air Pollutants and Their Sources

10 Workplace Toxic Indoor Air Pollutants and Their Sources Today, many individuals spend a significant portion of their lives indoors, particularly in workplace environments. While the importance of a safe and comfortable indoor environment cannot be overstated, it’s alarming how often indoor air quality (IAQ) is overlooked. Are you aware of the toxic indoor air … Continue reading