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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Creating a Safe and Healthy Playroom

April 7, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 1 Comment 

Playing with Q

The house is the whole family’s abode, but each family member needs a turf of his or her own. And when it comes to infants and toddlers, the playroom is their territory. In creating playrooms, safety and health are key elements to consider.

So how do you create a safe and healthy playroom for your tots?

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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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The Anatomy of Asthma

March 9, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 43 Comments 

Take My Breath Away

More than 22 million Americans have asthma. Asthma is the inflammation of the airways, which results to shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and chest tightness. Treating asthma involves 2 basic medications – control drugs, and quick-relief drugs.

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How’s Our Atmosphere Doing?

February 2, 2011 · Posted in Infectious Control Systems · 56 Comments 

2009 Antarctic Ozone Hole

In 1985, a hole in the earth’s ozone layer was discovered. This hole has grown bigger each year, mainly caused by Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), methyl bromide, and halon.

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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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