Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Environmental Science: Pioneering Health Solutions with IBEC’s New CSO

The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC) proudly introduces its new Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), Stephane Bilodeau.  Bringing over 25 years of diverse experience in science and technology, Stephane embodies the spirit of innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration that defines IBEC. In this exclusive interview, we delve into his professional journey, inspirations, and vision for…

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New COVID-19 Variant JN.1 Raises in the United States

Picture of SARS-COV2 representing the new COVID-19 variant JN.1

JN.1 is a highly contagious, fast-spreading subvariant of omicron that has become the dominant strain in the country. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in recent weeks, JN.1 has accounted for almost two-thirds of all COVID-19 cases in the US. What is the JN.1 variant? A new COVID-19 variant,…

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Pioneering Steps to Control Infectious Aerosols: Dr. Claire Bird Offers Expert Insight on ASHRAE’s New Draft Standard

As we navigate through the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and other airborne diseases, there is a dire need to implement measures that will ensure the safety and health of individuals within indoor environments. One organization leading the charge on this front is ASHRAE, an esteemed body renowned for its HVAC&R standards and guidelines.…

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New Commit To C.A.R.E. Resources Deliver Innovative Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Safer Workplaces

The Commit to C.A.R.E initiative The Integrated Bioscience and Built Environment Consortium (IBEC) and The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), two leading organizations committed to promoting occupational and environmental health and safety, have collaborated to introduce new indoor air quality resources to enhance workplace safety from infectious diseases. The indoor air quality resources Theresources are…

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Staying Ahead of Severe GAS Infections and Other Secondary Bacterial Infections

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Severe Group A Streptococcal (GAS) infections, including invasive disease (iGAS), can lead to life-threatening illness and death.    CDC is looking into an increase in invasive group A strep (iGAS) infections in children in the United States, including necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome.   Our front-line healthcare workers also report increases in iGAS…

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Industry Leader L’Oréal Pledges to Support Commit to C.A.R.E.

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Industry Leader L’Oréal Pledges to Support Commit to C.A.R.E.    With health experts warning of the triple threat of the continued spread of new COVID-19 variants, flu and RSV, the need for employers to contain the spread of various infectious diseases among employees, and their communities is as important as ever.    Commit To C.A.R.E.…

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The CEAT: a powerful tool for infectious disease risk assessment

The CEAT

The CEAT is a powerful tool for infectious disease risk assessment. Keep reading to learn about its development and use. We will never forget March 11th, 2020, the day when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. However, more important for what was to come may have been a day before, on March 10th,…

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Best ways to be safe from COVID-19 in public transport

Since the beginning of the pandemic, industrial hygienists have been researching and broadcasting the information needed to prevent the infection & spread of COVID-19. Under their advice and other scientific community areas, the world has created protocols, technologies, and strategies to mitigate the risk.  Many industries have been affected by the widespread of this virus,…

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