Category: Indoor Air Quality

Read content related to Indoor Air Quality and how the removal of fume, toxins, and particulate can be an integral part of the integrity of your environment.

Understanding Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality _ Vacuum Cleaner

Over the past few years, there has been a growing concern with overall Indoor Air Quality with pollutants being entered into the home and office space more frequently. As research has indicated, people are now spending roughly 90 percent of their time indoors, with a much higher risk of being exposed to health hazards that… Learn More

Mail Processing Safety: Biohazard Control and Containment Hoods

As pathogens, particulate, viruses, and biohazards have become more common to be found in the mail, it is imperative now more than ever to ensure some safety measures and controls are in place to prevent these hazards. By the recommended guidelines of the U.S. Postal Service and OSHA, private mailroom operations that deal with any… Learn More

COVID-19 Air Filtration Solutions for Schools

This year, the start of the school year has a much different climate and routine with schools using varied instructional methods including virtual classrooms, in-person instruction, and a combination of both. In-person instruction can play a vital role in a student’s education, emotional and social development, and mental health support (Ref. 1). Likewise, schools furnish… Learn More

Celebrate Earth Day with Sentry Air Systems

At Sentry Air Systems, Earth Day is important to our mission as we strive to provide solutions for cleaner air in the workplace. Our systems help provide improved workplace environment by creating a safer breathing space, offering ductless systems that filter out contaminates instead of ducting externally, cleanable and reusable filters, and reusing or recycling… Learn More

Compact Solutions for Working from Home

Cities across the United States have been ordering shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. These measures have drastically changed the way people work requiring more workers to be able to work from home. Non-essential businesses and factories have been closing but employees still want to work to maintain… Learn More

Respiratory Hazards of Diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione Exposure in the Coffee Roasting Industry

diacetyl coffee production

During coffee production of both flavored and unflavored coffee, production employees become exposed to dangerous VOCs resulting in irreversible lung damage (Ref. 1). The most hazardous VOCs released from flavorings and naturally from roasting coffee beans are diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione. Exposure to even small amounts over time or large concentrations over a short period of… Learn More

NIOSH Re-evaluating Inorganic Lead Standard

inorganic lead exposure

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced in August 2018 that the agency intends to re-evaluate and possibly update the recommended exposure limit (REL) for inorganic lead (Ref. 1). NIOSH currently recommends the same exposure level for inorganic lead as OSHA, 50 µg/m3, which was set in 1978 and has not been changed… Learn More

Fire Station Diesel Exhaust Fume Control

  Diesel exhaust fumes pose health risks to firefighters. Diesel powered firetrucks emit harmful diesel exhaust when entering and leaving the fire station. These fumes must be properly controlled in order to prevent continuous exposure to firefighters1. Without proper diesel exhaust fume control, the hazardous fumes may enter living quarters at the fire station increasing… Learn More

Dangers and Side Effects of Breathing Volcanic Ash

Yesterday, Thursday May 17, 2018, at approximately 1 PM ET/5 AM HST (Hawaiian local time) Kilauea Volcano, located on southeast Island of Hawai’i near Pāhoa, erupted for the first time since 19241. This presumed phreatic eruption has sent ash plumes as far as 12 miles away2, however the actual particulate distance is difficult to measure… Learn More

Resporatory hazards of wildfire smoke

The recent and tragic wildfires in northern California have prompted many to question the respiratory hazards that are being generated due to the pungent smoke and particulate blowing off of these fires. The smoke that is produced during these fires contains a mixture of gases and fine particulates that is generated from organic plant material…. Learn More