These Ayurvedic herbs are effective disinfectants and fumigants

A nosocomial infection also called a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI), is an infection acquired by a patient while he or she is receiving treatment in a hospital or long-term care facility. HCAI is the most common adverse health event in healthcare settings that affects patient safety. According to reports, HCAI affects about 3.2 percent of all hospitalized patients in the … Continue reading These Ayurvedic herbs are effective disinfectants and fumigants

Keeping it green: 9 Air-purifying houseplants for your living room

If you like to keep it green, there’s no better way of purifying the air in your living room than through houseplants. Houseplants can improve air quality and make your living space healthier. Research from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows that houseplants can absorb volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene. These chemicals are toxic and may even be carcinogenic in … Continue reading Keeping it green: 9 Air-purifying houseplants for your living room

TOXIC products: Humans are the greatest pollutants of office air, reveals surprising study

Researchers from Purdue University found that humans are the most significant pollutants of indoor air. In a study presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research Conference in Oregon, the researchers revealed that humans are the dominant sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in an office environment. VOCs are a large group of chemicals that strongly influence the composition and chemistry … Continue reading TOXIC products: Humans are the greatest pollutants of office air, reveals surprising study

COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 caused temporary global warming, study shows

When much of the world was plunged into lockdown last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, there was a lot of speculation that the lack of activity would benefit the environment. However, a new study shows that these changes to our lifestyles actually slightly warmed the planet for several months in 2020 in a counterintuitive … Continue reading COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 caused temporary global warming, study shows

Researchers evaluate the efficiency of natural plant products for disinfecting surfaces

In this study, researchers from India evaluated the efficiency of traditional fumigation practice using natural plant products to disinfect the air and surfaces. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Environmental disinfection is an excellent method for reducing nosocomial or healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). HCAIs are major … Continue reading Researchers evaluate the efficiency of natural plant products for disinfecting surfaces

HOW TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

A healthy, resting adult takes 12 to 20 breaths per minute.Children, from school-age to preschoolers and younger, take many more. It’s normal for a toddler to take twice as many breaths as an adult, and an infant may take a full three times more. Every breath matters, especially for their developing lungs, but more than … Continue reading HOW TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

1 in 4 people now have multiple chemical sensitivity; violent allergic reactions to deodorants, air fresheners

Many of us experience health symptoms and don’t give them much thought. It’s easy to chalk irritability up to not getting enough sleep the night before or to blame your sneezing on pollen, even if you can’t actually see any. However, if unexplained symptoms are happening to you regularly, it’s possible that you could be … Continue reading 1 in 4 people now have multiple chemical sensitivity; violent allergic reactions to deodorants, air fresheners

Air pollution now comes from consumer and industrial products as much as vehicles

Car emissions take a lot of the blame for air pollution, but it looks like they could soon be eclipsed by consumer and industrial products. A new study published in Science has found that as cars get increasingly cleaner and tailpipe emissions continue to drop, the emissions that come from many of our everyday products are now … Continue reading Air pollution now comes from consumer and industrial products as much as vehicles