4 Summer Indoor Air Quality Tips for Your Healthy Home

Cooling the air inside your home isn’t the only thing you should consider this summer. As you turn on your fans and blast your air conditioners, you’ll need to keep your summer indoor air quality top of mind, says John McKeon, MD, CEO of Allergy Standards, a company that certifies home goods and appliances as allergy and asthma friendly for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

“You have to be a bit of a detective and look at all the parameters because there are lots of things that contribute to healthy indoor air,” says Dr. McKeon. While winter brings its own host of indoor air quality issues, summer indoor air quality issues may be impacting your well-being. “Anything from the environment you live in, to your air conditioner could be making your air dry.”

Tips for good indoor air quality throughout the summer

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Music Center hopes UL indoor air program eases COVID fears

The Music Center in downtown Los Angeles is expected to announce Thursday that it is the first performing arts organization in the country to receive a UL “healthy building” verification, representing high standards for air quality at four venues — Walt Disney Concert Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatre.

Don’t throw away your mask just yet, though.

“This isn’t necessarily a COVID program. It’s not about putting up a force field for keeping a building completely safe from COVID. You can’t do that,” said Sean McCrady, director of assets and sustainability, real estate and properties at UL, the safety science company that issues the Verified Healthy Buildings for Indoor Air Verification Mark, which will be posted at the entrances of Music Center venues.

McCrady reiterated the scientific consensus that air purification and good ventilation can reduce airborne germs in indoor spaces. In September

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Massage Parlor Massacres Suspect Said He Loved Guns & God

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Cherokee Sheriff’s OfficeATLANTA—A Georgia man who professed a passion for guns and God was in custody on Tuesday night after a string of shootings that police said appeared to target Asian women at massage parlors and left eight people dead.Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, Georgia, was caught on video at the crime scenes and later nabbed on a highway two hours south of Atlanta following a police chase, authorities said.Police stressed that it was still much too early to announce a motive, but the horrific attacks come amid a wave of targeted violence against the Asian-American community. Details about the suspect that began to trickle out offered few clues.“Pizza, guns, drums, music, family, and God. This pretty much sums up my life. It’s a pretty good life,” read the

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Medical waste incinerator agrees to pay $2.6M to resolve alleged clean air violations

Medical waste processor Stericycle Inc. will pay $600,000 in penalties and another $2 million toward replacing old school buses under an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to resolve several violations arising from its controversial North Salt Lake incinerator.



a sign on the side of a building: (Keith Johnson | Tribune file photo) This Jan. 21, 2014, file photo shows the Stericycle plant in North Salt Lake that incinerated hazardous medical waste and racked up multiple violations of clean air laws and regulations. It has now agreed to pay $2.6 million to resolve a case brought by the Environmental Protection Agency.


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(Keith Johnson | Tribune file photo) This Jan. 21, 2014, file photo shows the Stericycle plant in North Salt Lake that incinerated hazardous medical waste and racked up multiple violations of clean air laws and regulations. It has now agreed to pay $2.6 million to resolve a case brought by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Stericycle made Utah headlines in 2013 after state air quality regulators documented instances where the incinerator, located next to the Foxboro neighborhood, allegedly exceeded its emission limits and rigged stack tests in violation of its state permit. Ultimately, the Illinois-based firm was fined $2.3 million and agreed to relocate the North Salt Lake

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