- Allergens in School Dust
The amount of the major cat (Fel d I) and dog (Can f I) allergens in dust from Swedish schools is high enough to probably cause perennial symptoms in most children with asthma who are sensitized to cat and dog allergens.
- Irritants and Allergens at School in Relation to Furnishings and Cleaning
Furnishings and textiles in the classroom act as significant reservoirs of irritants and allergens and have an impact on the indoor air quality at school.
- The Effect of Terminal Cleaning on Environmental Contamination Rates of Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii
Cleaning significantly decreased environmental contamination of A baumannii; however, persistent contamination represents a significant risk factor for transmission. Further studies on this and more effective cleaning methods are needed.
- Validation and Comparison of Three Adenosine Triphosphate Luminometers for Monitoring Hospital Surface Sanitization: a Rosetta Stone for Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Testing
The application of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) luminometry for monitoring sanitized hospital surfaces is an evolving infection control practice. The goal of this study is to validate and compare 3 commercially available ATP luminometry, swab, rapid-test systems for use in hospital surface sanitization testing. Regulatory agencies may consider this a point-of-care laboratory test; it is therefore imperative that validation criteria are established.
- Feasibility of Using Subject-Collected Dust Samples in Epidemiologic and Clinical Studies of Indoor Allergens
Studies of indoor allergen exposures are often limited by the cost and logistics of sending technicians to homes [or businesses] to collect dust. This study evaluated the feasibility of having subjects collect their own dust samples.
- Update on the Clean Standard: K-12
CIRI and ISSA are pleased to provide the following update on the development of the Clean Standard: K-12, and to inform interested persons of the next steps in this process.
- How IEQ Affects Health, Productivity
This article estimates the nationwide improvements in health and productivity potentially attainable by providing better indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in U.S. buildings. Estimates include the potential reductions in three categories of health effects, the associated economic benefits, and the potential direct improvements in productivity not mediated through health.
- Economic Impact of an Infection Control Education Program in a Specialized Preschool Setting
- Failure of Ionized Water Produced by Activeion Ionator to Kill Potential Harmful Bacteria
Ionized water produced by the Activeion Ionator system does not kill tough, aquatic bacteria that may contaminate the system. The use of this system may increase the risk of spreading resistant, potential harmful bacteria to the surfaces and into the air.
- Study Shows TANCS Steam Vapor System Disinfects Through a Variety of Textile Types
A surface disinfecting study conducted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, is noteworthy in that it demonstrated consistent disinfection of surfaces by application of TANCS® steam vapor even when using a variety of different cloth or textile applicators.