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Indoor Air Quality

Do Home Indoor Air Quality Sensors Really Detect Particle Pollution?

As proponents of improving indoor air quality, the staff at ecobeco often wondered how the lower-cost indoor air quality sensors we recommend to customers compare to the better sensors available to universities and larger commercial users. Fortunately, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) decided to find out in relation to PM2.5, which is arguably the …

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Over Half of Americans Have Taken Action on Healthier Homes.  Have You?

According to a working paper from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS), interest in healthy homes is large and growing.  “Challenges and Opportunities in Creating Healthy Homes: Helping Consumers Make Informed Decisions,” describes how one in four households had some concern about health-related issues in their homes, and that over 60% had already …

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Sealing Air Leaks and Controlling Fresh Air in Homes Can Improve Health

Sealing up air leaks and adding mechanical ventilation to manage the source of fresh air in your home can lead to better health. Results from a 2004 study showed that people who moved into an energy efficient home with mechanical ventilation systems had significant decreases in throat irritation, cough, fatigue, and irritability symptoms. This study, …

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Case Study: Congested Adult Makes the Air in His Home “Fresher, Purer”

Mr. Harris, a retired professor who spends the vast majority of his time in his suburban ranch-style home, contacted us after he started to suspect that the air in his home was exacerbating his itchy and congested sinuses. He reported “a sluggishness that you feel may be connected to what I’m breathing in, what’s going …

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