You may not think water intrusion affects indoor air quality, but it does. When water enters the building undetected it creates an ideal environment for mold to grow and thrive. It also allows outside contaminants into the building. This impacts the health of building occupants both at home and in the workplace. Therefore, building managers […]

Poor building management has severe consequences for building occupants. This has always been true but in a post-pandemic world, business owners and facilities managers must respond to myriad challenges presented by chemical and biological contaminants. That is the conclusion of a bipolar ionization white paper recently published by the Continental Automated Building Association (CABA). The […]

Is Aspergillus Deadly?  Atlanta, GA – With a wide range of serious health implications Aspergillus is a widely recognized type of fungi. Reactions include allergic reactions and fungal infection. Symptoms can be severe and misdiagnosed as lung cancer or tuberculosis in some occurrences of Aspergillus. A report published in the Aspergillus Website Newsletter – September […]

21 Sep 2021

We may think of late spring and early summer as prime times for allergies. That’s when trees, grass, and other plants produce the pollen that causes so many people so much discomfort. With symptoms similar to those caused by the coronavirus, it can be difficult for people to tell the difference between allergies and COVID. […]

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its hold on world health, the emergence of fungal infections has the scientific and medical communities concerned. Pulmonary Aspergillosis is chief among them. At Pure Air Control Services, we cautioned building managers about the dangers of this infection long before the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak occurred. In fact, we talked about the […]

20 May 2021

Every day we take more than 3,000 gallons of air into our lungs. We do this with 12 to 15 breaths every minute which translates to roughly six million breaths per year. For this reason alone, we should care about the quality of the air we breathe. Building managers should know this and the recent […]

10 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the indoor air quality worries of businesses around the country. This is a well-founded concern. However, in the rush to increase ventilation and purify indoor air, many companies purchase subpar products that have undergone limited studies in labs that do not accurately create the real-world situations in which they will […]

23 Mar 2021

Legionella bacteria exist in lakes, streams, and other bodies of freshwater. While they thrive in many natural environments, they can also transfer to buildings through plumbing systems. This bacteria causes an infection of the respiratory system called Legionnaires’ disease which can be fatal in some cases. Legionella risk increases after buildings sit empty for long […]

15 Mar 2021

Building managers put much time and money into improving indoor air quality. These efforts doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic when disinfecting efforts increased. Managers also pay more attention to how HVAC concerns impact IAQ. Air purifier performance is another important tool in the fight against viruses and other pathogens, but not all commercial air purifiers […]

For most of 2020, we heard about the importance of people getting tested for COVID-19. That’s still true. Testing is a critical part of fighting the spread of the coronavirus. However, new technology makes it possible to test for the presence of the coronavirus in buildings as well. Building coronavirus testing plays a critical part […]