Editors Blog


September 1, 2010

I feel sorry for my fellow editors on The NEWS this week. Unfortunately for them, I’ve caught a late summer cold.

Kyle Gargaro sits to my left, Angela Harris to my right, and Greg Mazurkiewicz and Cherie Preville are across the aisle. I’m sure all of them are sick of the nose-blowing, sneezing, and throat-clearing that’s coming from my cubicle. I swear that I’m not one of those martyrs who refuse to ever take a sick day. The problem is that I’m just barely sick, so I’m able to continue fully functioning at work, as long as I have a box of tissues close at hand.

Yet these cubicle walls are none too high, so I’m trying to keep to myself as much as I can. I’m not surprised when Kyle ducks past me and tries to stay out of my germ-emitting range.

And I’m not surprised that Angela only says “bless you” for about a third of my sneezes now. Did you know that a sneeze expels all the volume from one lung, comes out at about 100 miles per hour, and expels about ½ gram of fluid?

I learned all that and more from watching the latest YouTube video from RGF Environmental Group about its sneeze machine. RGF created a machine that replicates a sneeze to validate its claims that its air purifying products can effectively combat the spread of infectious diseases.

Check it out, and let me know what you think of this IAQ product.

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