Air Quality in Hospitals

April 28, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 29 Comments 

ICU room

Air quality in hospitals is a matter that needs to be taken very seriously. After all, hospitals mainly deal with healthcare. There are other factors why air quality should be strictly and constantly be maintained:

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Living with Pets the Healthy Way

March 30, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 46 Comments 

Sleeping in

About 70% of US households houses a pet – 39% own at least a dog, and 33% own a cat. Studies reveal that families who own or live with pets are happier than those who don’t. These facts only show how we love and value our canine and feline companions. However, living with Fifi or Max also means being susceptible to zoonosis, or disease transferred from animals to humans.  And with 22 million Americans having asthma, it’s important to keep our homes safe, not only for our pets’ sake, but ours as well.

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The Truth about Ozone Generators

March 29, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 4 Comments 

619-2ps_00265.jpgThere are some that claim they could help prevent asthmatic triggers, even cancer, by improving indoor air quality.  The truth is, ozone generators can do more harm than good. If you know and understand what ozone is, then you’d know that such claims are false.

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What Makes a Good Bed and Breakfast?

Condo Bedroom

Bed and breakfasts are becoming popular choices among travelers today. For some people, they’re better alternatives to hotels. At a B&B, people are entitled to a more personal service. And the fact that B&Bs are usually homes converted into businesses, one can expect a cozy place. Bookings are also quite easy, as the internet has allowed online reservations, though some guests still prefer calling to check if the staff members are accommodating and friendly.

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What Are Airborne Diseases?

December 22, 2010 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · Comment 

At hospital. Having an ear checkup againThere are many ways on how diseases spread. Some get transferred through sneezing, coughing, or any close contact. These are called airborne diseases primarily caused by microbes transmitted through the air. This can be credited to pathogens that are carried by dust or small respiratory droplets suspended in the air. Once the pathogens are inhaled, infections can occur. Examples of airborne diseases are the common cold and cough, Tuberculosis, Influenza, Chickenpox, and Anthrax.

There’s a high risk of getting infected with airborne diseases. Precautionary measures can be done to reduce this risk. One way is to keep distance from an infected person.

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