New Indoor Air Quality Standard Can Reduce Cold/Flu/Covid Risk

We’re coming into cold and flu season, and Covid hasn’t gone away. Another virus, RSV, has taken some of its headline-grabbing attention. Any of these can make you and your family sick. So can the awful air that seeps into your rooms when wildfire smoke blows your way. There’s a new indoor air quality standard that can address all of these hazards! I wrote about it in my Forbes’ wellness design coverage this week. You can read it here.

It’s probably going to take some time before builders start implementing these new standards, but you don’t have to wait. If you’re planning to change your air conditioning system, talk with your HVAC contractor about implementing its concepts. If you’re planning to buy an air purifier or air cleaner, look for a unit that doesn’t emit ozone, which can be more hazardous to your health than the elements it’s filtering out!

Mother leaning over child in bed, hand on forehead checking temperature.

You can reduce the risk of respiratory viruses by adopting new indoor air quality standards
(Photo: Cottonbro Studios via Pexels) 



Publishing next Tuesday, October 24!

Bonus Chapter Cover with original book pic and banner about new material

When I wrote my latest book and sent in the final manuscript, I had no idea that a pandemic was going to be hitting us in a matter of weeks. (Wellness by Design published in September 2020 when we were deep into it.)

We’ve experienced a great deal of national crises in the three years since  – including some of the worst wildfires and hurricanes – so I thought a bonus chapter would be helpful for readers. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Adding resilience to your home
  • Insights and benefits of multi-generational living
  • Tips on noise reduction
  • How and why to create flex spaces
  • Importance of access to nature
  • New advances in smart home technology – what’s next!

If you have your copy of the book already, you know that it shares a secret URL for checklists and resources on my website. That’s where the bonus chapter, (Lessons for How We Live Now), will publish on October 24.

I’ll keep you posted.





Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions.

2023 Recordings:

2022 Recordings:

2021 Recordings:



Gold Dust will return soon.





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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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