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9/23/2019

Ventilation for Indoor Plants

Many people have some plants in their home. These can range from succulents on a windowsill to a full hydroponics garden in the kitchen. Plant life is beneficial for health benefits such as less CO2 in the air, a nice aesthetic, and reducing stress levels. However, many people can struggle with keeping plants alive without proper ventilation. Plants are usually seen as a cheap way to get clean air because they take in CO2 and produce oxygen. However, adding plants to

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9/20/2019

Ceiling Fans and Your Home’s Ventilation

80 million homes in America currently have ceiling fans. These fans have long been used as a method of cooling homes as well as providing aesthetic benefits. However, not everyone considers the effects that ceiling fans can have on ventilation or air quality. Ceiling fans are useful for cooling a room. The actual temperature of the room won’t decrease from just a fan, but it can feel a few degrees cooler as it circulates. This can help with comfort in the

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5/1/2019

Wildfire Smoke

One of the biggest threats to healthy air quality is smoke. Whether it’s cigarette smoke, fireplace smoke, or wildfire smoke, you need to be aware of how these can affect your home’s air quality and your health. Currently, a large area of the western United States is seeing wildfires affect air quality and quality of life for many people. These wildfires release a large amount of particulate matter into the air, and the exact composition of the particulates depends on what

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4/30/2019

Your Heart & Lungs

Bad air quality can be the root cause of a slew of health problems. The most common problems affect the heart and lungs. Make sure that you are aware of the air quality in areas where you spend your time to ensure you stay healthy. Polluted air carries small particles of smoke or other harmful materials. By breathing in this air, you are bringing these pollutants into your lungs. The pollution can spread to your blood and can be a trigger

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4/15/2019

Understanding Fragrance Free

Many workplaces are moving to have a fragrance-free environment in order to keep employees safe. However, many don’t understand the importance of this change. Take a look to learn why fragrance-free environments are better for employee health, and how to maintain one in your workplace. Fragrance-free doesn’t necessarily mean odor-free. Instead, it means ridding the workplace of artificial or natural fragrance compounds present in everyday products including personal hygiene products, cleaning products, or cosmetics. The compounds in these products are potentially hazardous

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3/18/2019

Understanding Humidity Recovery

If you have ever wanted to know how humidity recovery works with Zehnder’s ventilation systems, take a look at this video.

3/11/2019

Air Quality and Eye Health

Have you ever felt your eyes itch or become dry? If this happens often, the cause of your irritated eyes could be surprising—the air quality around you. Air quality affects more than just your lungs, and it can be a major cause of irritated eyes or more serious eye diseases. If you’ve ever walked through a cloud of smoke or perfume, you probably know that eyes can be temporarily sensitive to air pollutants. However, if your home or workplace has poor

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2/12/2019

Care About Your Indoor Air Month

February is National Care About Your Indoor Air Month, and we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should care about the air in your home—and how to improve it. Your home can also be home to mold, dust, dander, and other air pollutants. Indoor air pollution can be increased by lack of cleaning or adding pollutants such as paint to the home. Paint and many consumer furnishing and home products release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. Simply existing in the

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12/5/2018

Air Quality for Hospice and Home Health Care

Hospice care or home health care are important for people who are ill, elderly, or suffer from chronic conditions. No matter how you choose to care for your loved ones, there is one aspect that cannot be overlooked: air quality. Those who already have poor health issues are more at risk from issues with bad air quality. Health studies have shown that air pollution levels considered safe for healthy adults can cause serious problems for seniors or those suffering from chronic

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11/21/2018

Indoor Air Quality Affects COPD Sufferers

November is COPD Awareness Month, and at Zehnder America, we understand how air quality is a major factor for lung diseases. COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a disease which causes inflammation and increased mucus production in the lungs. This makes it extremely difficult for a sufferer to breathe, and often major lifestyle changes are needed. There are a variety of things that can cause COPD. Nearly all research suggests that air quality is one of the contributing factors. People

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