The Air We Breathe

“Changes in the climate affect the air we breathe both indoors and outdoors. Warmer temperatures and shifting weather patterns can worsen air quality, which can lead to asthma attacks and other respiratory and cardiovascular health effects.” (EPA website) Specific to Arizona and the Southwest, we have another airborne threat. Our extreme climate turns out [...]

2017-02-06T10:23:59+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: Health Benefits|

Misting and Moisture in a Dry Climate

Dr. Mercola (Mercola.com, Health Articles) has stated “Humidity, or the amount of water in the air is an important health variable that is easy to overlook – yet very easy to remedy. Ideal humidity is generally described as between 40 percent and 60 percent.” Phoenix and Tucson average around 14%, while Yuma, known as [...]

2017-02-06T10:24:56+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Categories: Health Benefits|

The Arizona Construction Industry’s Deadly Airborne Threat

Arizona's Hidden Construction Site Hazard OSHA lists four main hazards for construction workers. This includes falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects and being caught between objects. In Arizona, there is another hazard: breathing. Our extreme climate turns out to be extremely hospitable to the Coccidiodes fungus, the agent that causes Valley fever. Construction workers, [...]

2017-02-06T10:26:07+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Categories: Health Benefits|
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