Tag «environmental engineering»

Nail Salon Air Pollution Impacts Worker Health

Nail Salon Air Pollution Impacts Worker Health

Hi, I’m Aaron Lamplugh and I work in Professor Lupita Montoya’s research lab here at the University of Colorado Boulder. We research occupational exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in nail salons. The reason this is a problem is because several types of volatile organic compounds cause issues like respiratory irritation, reproductive complications and even …

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Wood

Thanks to Brilliant for supporting this whole week of SciShow! Go to Brilliant.org/SciShow to learn more. {♫Intro♫} You can probably spot fake wood a mile away. Something about the grain, the texture, the consistency… it’s all wrong. And you might wonder why we even bother trying. I mean, wood literally grows on trees. But we …

Indoor Air Quality Research in Purdue’s Living Labs

Indoor Air Quality Research in Purdue’s Living Labs

– We know that poor indoor air quality and office environments can adversely affect the health and wellbeing of office workers. Elevated levels of indoor air pollutants and stale air can cause headaches, fatigue, irritation of the airways and we want to provide better air quality for office workers to improve their productivity and one …

Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center

Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center

I think the new lab is beautiful. I love the open space. I love the natural light. I think that this is great for creativity, positivity. This is a space the students will just want to be here, whether they’re studying here, whether doing experiments here or even helping one another and talking about ideas, …

Program Spotlight: Environmental Science and Management (PhD)

Program Spotlight: Environmental Science and Management (PhD)

Environmental Management is a really interesting program because it brings in the human aspect of the environment. It’s not just about the natural environment, but how humans interact with it. I found this program in Environmental Management very interesting, especially because it is basically merging the knowledge of the scientist with the knowledge of the …