There is a growing need for our services and products. Hygensea Solutions continuously monitor airborne challenges and research findings. In this section we share the latest news and company updates.

The hidden toll of air pollution on office workers

(The Washington Post) Nonetheless, the finest-sized pollution particles are more than capable of getting indoors. And accordingly, the study still found significant effects from particulate air pollution on indoor workers — and that economically, such impacts could be very consequential.

Household Indoor Air Pollution Can Increase Heart Attack Risk

(Medical Daily) The findings in a study, published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation, show that long-term exposure to indoor air pollution could be a significant risk factor for heart attacks and death while burning cleaner fuels is linked to lower risk for cardiovascular death.

Issues Of The Environment: Food Contamination

(WEMU, NPR) Foodborne illness occurs when a person gets sick by eating food that has been contaminated with an unwanted microorganism or pathogen. Bacteria, parasites, and viruses are microorganisms that can cause foodborne illness.

Air pollution now a leading risk factor for stroke, global research finds

(The Sidney Morning Herald) Air pollution has for the first time become one of the top contributors to stroke worldwide, according to the most detailed study of global risk factors for stroke ever conducted. The research published in The Lancet Neurology journal found unclean air now causes more stroke-related death and disability than smoking.

Stomach bug strikes hundreds aboard British cruise ship

(CNN) More than 200 passengers on a British cruise ship have fallen ill with the gastrointestinal condition norovirus, the CDC reported. The CDC said 252 of 919 passengers — 27% — have gotten sick on the Balmoral, a ship operated by Fred Olsen Cruises and most recently docked in Maine.

Air pollution can be found inside the home

(Forest City Summit) Air pollution is often associated with heavily trafficked highways or industrial areas home to manufacturing plants. But air pollution can occur anywhere, including inside your home.

Norovirus confirmed as source …

(MLive Media) “Laboratory tests have confirmed that the cause of the outbreak was norovirus, although the source of the illness is not known.” The health department reports norovirus is the most common cause of gastrointestinal illness breakouts.

Indoor air can be deadlier than outdoor air, research shows

(CNBC) Indoor air pollution may be as much or more of a problem as pollution outdoors, according to new research. Smoke, fungal spores, and chemicals used in certain paints, varnishes and cleaners have been shown to be harmful to human health, and yet indoor air quality …

How we improved the indoor air quality for a major cruise line

(Hygensea Solutions) During 4-5 weeks, the team at Hygensea Solutions were consulted to target the challenging indoor air conditions in the casino at one of the world’s leading cruise lines. The results once again confirmed the efficacy of Hygensea Solutions.

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How IoT with bio-mimicry reduces indoor air pollution

(Network World) You may be better off not inhaling—especially when you consider all the airborne pollutants indoors. The EPA estimates that there are over 65,000 chemicals releasing pollutants into the air…

Scientists expose dangers of toxins in cabin air

(DW) A team of German scientists has identified toxins in the bodies of aircraft crew members who believe they’ve experienced a “fume event” – a technical glitch where toxins from the engine contaminate cabin air.

Norovirus gives 699 million people diarrhea every year.

(Vox) We may worry about salmonella in our chicken and the chemical additives in our bread. But how often do we fret about the most common cause of food poisoning and serious stomach flu in the US?

Revenue from Indoor Environmental …

(Business Wire) A recent report from Navigant Research examines the market for indoor environmental and air quality (IEAQ) technologies used in new construction and retrofit applications, with global forecasts for revenue, segmented by region, building type, and technology, through 2024.