Yes, microbes in healthcare facilities are important, but fear mongering doesn’t help

Ugg – not impressed by this press release from Clark Seif Clark: Healthcare Facilities need to be Aware of Microbial Pathogens.  This release has some accurate points such as that people with compromised immune systems need to worry about pathogens in the world around the.  And that people with compromised systems can be harmed by breathing …

Richard Corsi on Indoor Air Pollution

Nice little post with an interview with Rich Corsi from UT Austin: WAMC: Dr. Richard Corsi, The University of Texas at Austin – Indoor Air Pollution 2012-03-01. The “Academic Minute” focuses on Indoor Air pollution. Corsi does some really interesting work on the built environment and we have written about him before a few times.  For …

Living architecture and synthetic biology – microbes will play a role

It is this type of thing that inspires me that a better understanding of microbes in the built environment could be of immense value in many areas: A Trip To The Living City Of The Future | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation.  Certainly, we need to do a lot of research into making buildings more …