News tagged with indoor air quality

The underestimated risk of ethanol fireplaces

Ethanol fireplaces are becoming more and more popular. However, they are not only highly combustible โ€“ in the past, severe accents have occurred repeatedly with decorative fireplaces. The devices also pollute ...

Sep 01, 2014
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Keep the Aspidistra flying

Grown for its ability to survive neglect, shady conditions and the effects of gas used for lighting, the Aspidistra was such a popular houseplant in late Victorian Britain that it came to represent โ€“ as novelist George ...

Jul 18, 2013
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Intelligent door seal prevents poor air quality

For a long time, heat insulation was en vogue โ€“ and nearly no one was concerned about poor indoor air quality. And yet excess CO2 hampers concentration. Now, researchers have come up with an intelligent ...

Jun 05, 2013
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House-sharing with microbes

Household dust contains up to 1000 different species of microbes, with tens of millions of individual bacterial cells in each gram. And these are just the ones that can be grown in the lab!

Sep 09, 2010
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