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TAMPA, Fla., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study out of the UK is taking a closer look at the impact of air pollution on human health, and the findings may surprise you. According to the study, every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution, which was conducted by the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, air pollution claims more than 40,000 lives each year in the UK alone.
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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), along with other key organizations, has announced it will develop a design guide for improving indoor air quality (IAQ).
The guide will describe an integrated process for achieving improved IAQ in all elements of a building. USGBC will collaborate with the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) on this endeavor.
The design guide will consist of a textbook and a professional development course, which will be designed for the building and design community. Upon its completion, these tools will function as a prescriptive compliance path for indoor air quality. The tools will assist building professionals in implementing high-performance designs and improving IAQ performance in buildings.
The indoor air quality in nursing homes has a serious effect on the lung health of elderly residents, according to the findings of a new study. Click Here for Full Story
Bill O'Leary | The Washington Post | Getty ImagesSmoke, fungal spores, and chemicals used in certain paints, varnishes and cleaners have been shown to be harmful to human health, and yet indoor air quality is not as well understood as pollution outdoors, according to a study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Federal safety investigators are looking at structural problems and a dust explosion as possible causes of an industrial building collapse in Omaha that killed two workers and injured 17 others, a federal official said Wednesday. Click Here for Full Story
After Ohio State Senator Kevin Bacon saw a documentary on Dateline highlighting an Ohio consumer who was a victim of some bait-and-switch deception by an air duct cleaning company, he decided to tackle the issue in the cleaning business through new legislation. Senator Bacon explained in a recent press conference that this bill is designed to protect consumers, and to protect duct cleaning businesses that are running legitimately.