Waterborne Diseases

Recently, the World Health Organization announced they will be sending a million cholera vaccines to Haiti to prevent another outbreak. Hurricane Matthew brought winds as fast as 233 kilometres per hour to the country and caused widespread flooding as a result.

The Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Waterborne diseases occur when a person ingests ...

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The Ongoing Crisis with Groundwater Depletion

As you may have heard, California has been in a 'drought emergency' since January 2014. In other words, their underground aquifers are not sustainable drinking water sources. The state has, however, discovered large underwater aquifers located thousands of feet below the ground. The question now is, how can these aquifers be accessed without adversely affecting ...

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Ambience Data at WEFTEC 2016

Ambience Data at WEFTEC 2016

Our CEO/Founder, Nisha Sarveswaran, showcasing with Heron Instruments Inc. 

WEFTEC (or The Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference) is the largest water quality conference in North America. This year, Ambience Data attended the conference along with the Canadian Trade Commission and Heron Instruments Inc. to meet other peers in the water quality field ...

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Modern Drinking Water Technology

We use water at home for a variety of reasons like cooking, gardening, showering, etc. If our homes are without clean water, we would not be able to perform our everyday functions. As a result, it is important for drinking water plants to consistently monitor the quality of water being sent to residences. 

Drinking ...

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Silent But Deadly: Carbon Monoxide in Your Home

An average of 170 people in the United States die every year in their home from carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Due to malfunctioning non-automotive products, such as appliances like furnaces, heaters, gas stoves, and even fire places, carbon monoxide can be leaked into your home where it can become trapped. Unfortunately, many people still do not understand the tell-tale signs of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

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Indoor Air Pollution May be Worse than Outdoors

Many indoor household products that we use, often to enhance our lives or clean our homes, such as cleaning supplies and furniture, contain potentially hazardous compounds called ‘volatile organic carbons’, also known as VOCs. Due to our dependence on these products, indoor air quality may actually be poorer than outdoor air quality.

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6 Amazing Indoor Houseplants for Air Purification

No matter how clean your house is, there is always some presence of invisible indoor air pollutants which may be affecting your health and mental well being. In fact, many cleaning products actually release harmful compounds into the air such as ammonia, formaldehyde, benzene, ethylene, and more. These compounds can have negative impacts on your health and well being. Fortunately, there’s an excellent and easy way to remove these toxins from your home: plants!

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