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Jamie GoldContributorReal EstateI write about wellness design and home trends. Wellness design was a strong and growing trend before Covid-19 reached our shores early last year, but it has exploded in popularity as the virus increased awareness of the links between home and health. It’s likely that the trend will long outlive the pandemic. That’s …

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As far as employees are concerned, it’s remote work or bust. But could safer offices tempt workers back to their desks? Bringing employees back into the office is going to require careful planning for businesses, who must not only ensure that workplaces meet the safety requirements of the post-pandemic landscape, but also serve the needs …

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A 5% increase in particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution was associated with 9,700 additional premature deaths across the United States, according to a study conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. In the U.S, annual average levels of PM2.5 declined by 24% from 2009 – 2016 and then increased by 5% between 2016 – 2018.  To …

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Paul Bates – Guest ContributorDecember 17th 2020 In terms of the effect of air pollution on human health, the primary area of public concern and government policy tends to be outdoor air. However, indoor air quality ( IAQ) has caused a growing concern over the last two decades due to the adverse effects that it …

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estational exposure to particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution is associated with an increased likelihood of pregnancy loss in south Asia, according to a study published in The Lancet Planetary Health.  Various previous studies have suggested that there might be a link between air pollution and pregnancy loss, but this is the first study to look specifically at …

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Managing indoor air quality is more important than ever. December 16, 2020 By Lisa Kay and Daniel KolimarFrom the December 2020 Issue Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact of indoor air quality on the health and wellness of occupants was becoming increasingly important. Issues such as mold spores or Legionella, organic gasses, particulate matter, …

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Thomas Münzel, Andrea Pozzer and Jos Lelieveld from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany examine the links between the pandemic and health. An important observation during the COVID-19 pandemic was a huge reduction in the admission of patients with acute coronary syndrome to hospitals. Importantly, similar was observed for patients with heart failure and …

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COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly through close contact from person-to-person. However, some uncertainty remains about the relative importance of different routes of transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Evidence now confirms that this virus can remain airborne for longer times and further distances than originally thought. In addition to …

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According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, VOCs could have both short- and long-term health effects, ranging from eye, nose and throat irritation to damage to the central nervous system. In fact, concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to 10 times more) than outdoors. Do you know what you’re breathing in?

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