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Trane® Residential Introduces Comfort Performance Air FiltersAvailable through Walmart.com

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Dec 19, 2019 12:25:56 PM

America’s Most Trusted® HVAC brand expands portfolio with new air filters to enhance indoor air quality and system performance

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Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Nov 19, 2019 11:23:21 AM

A Guardian Exclusive: tiny particles produced by motor traffic can invade the brain and carry carcinogens

An article in the Guardian outlines a newly established link between cancer and air pollution.

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The New Dorm Norm: Residence Halls Get Healthier

Posted by Javier Esteban, Guest Columnist

Aug 5, 2019 10:19:48 AM

As architects rethink college constructs, residence halls are getting healthier.

In 1984, the World Health Organization suggested that up to 30 percent of new and renovated buildings had excessive complaints related to indoor air quality, which was directly related to Sick Building Syndrome. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this “disorder” describes situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified.

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An Air Affair

Posted by Megan Wild, Guest Columnist

Jun 10, 2019 2:32:31 PM

Here’s how to protect your team from hazardous material during construction.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that thousands of builders each year suffer from work-related skin or lung issues. One in every 20 were poisoned, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. And this doesn’t include all the thousands of employees who didn’t report anything. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nearly 70 percent of injuries and illnesses never make it onto paper.

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The Summer Winds Bring Allergy Season Into Full Swing

Posted by Jay Ayers, Ingersoll Rand

May 28, 2019 12:29:29 PM

With the weather turning warmer and plants and grasses in bloom, allergy season is in full misery mode.

While many consumers rush to their medicine cabinets looking for allergy medications to fight teary eyes and stuffy noses, there are ways to prevent these symptoms before they begin.

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