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Jan 26, 2023

Primary.Health and Poppy Health Collaborate with Head Start Oakland to Eradicate Airborne Viruses in Classrooms Through Air Safety Monitoring

Primary.Health and Poppy Health, announce the extension of their partnership to protect public health through a project with Head Start, City of Oakland. The 13 Head Start locations have access to Primary.Health’s web-based platform to manage their infectious disease testing and tracking programs and Poppy’s air monitoring tools to reduce airborne viruses that cause flu, COVID and RSV and monitor ventilation performance.


Dec 29, 2022

Poppy Health measure's indoor air ventilation on a massive scale

A lot of public health depends on measuring proxies for health, such as checking the level of COVID-19 in waste water as a cheap, accurate and (importantly) privacy-preserving way to determine how widespread the disease is in a municipality. Recently, Poppy Health has created a clever technology to determine how well buildings are protecting people from air-borne diseases.

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Nov 25, 2022

Testing Toronto's indoor spaces for virus transmission risk

Toronto is participating in what’s being billed as the first ever city-wide program to test and rate the indoor air quality of spaces where people work, shop, and gather.

The City is partnering with BreatheEasy, which uses a 20 minute rapid air safety test to determine air quality ratings.

Nov 24, 2022

A City-Scale Program For Indoor Air Safety, To Meet The Global Need.

Today, we announce the general availability of BreatheEasy, the world's first city-scale program to test and communicate indoor air safety. 

Nov 22, 2022

Survey Shows Workers’ Concerns Over Catching Colds

According to a survey by Leger (a Canadian market research firm) conducted on the behalf of BreatheEasy (a consortium of air safety, ventilation, and purification organizations), 70% of the participants were concerned about catching a respiratory virus at work.

Nov 17, 2022

With 70% of Toronto residents worried about getting sick at work, BreatheEasyTO measures the indoor air safety of over 100 public spaces

According to a Leger survey of workers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) conducted on behalf of BreatheEasy, 70% are worried about catching a respiratory virus at work.

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Sept 21, 2022

Poppy Health releases results from pilot with Primary.Health on indoor air safety monitoring in schools

Poppy Health, providers of the world’s most advanced Air Monitoring system for indoor air safety, today announced the completion of an initial pilot project in partnership with Primary.Health, provider of software and services for large-scale testing and vaccinations, to test indoor air at California schools.

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Aug 22, 2022

Poppy Health is now GBAC STAR Registered

We’re excited to announce that Poppy’s Biosafety Intelligence System is GBAC STAR™ Registered. Under the guidance of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, Poppy’s offering aligns with the GBAC STAR Accreditation Program, and demonstrates our infectious disease prevention best practices that minimize risks associated with infectious agents, like the COVID-19 virus.

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Mar 8, 2022

The most innovative design companies of 2022

Explore the full 2022 list of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, 528 organizations whose efforts are reshaping their businesses, industries, and the broader culture. We’ve selected the firms making the biggest impact with their initiatives across 52 categories, including the most innovative media, style, and consumer goods companies.

The most innovative design companies of 2022

Dec 7, 2021

Omicron and the Fourth Phase of Pandemic Response

In December 2021, we are roughly two years into the global COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is thus far responsible for 264 million cases globally, leading to the death of over 5.2 million people.

Omicron and the Fourth Phase of Pandemic Response

Nov 10, 2021

A 'smoke detector' for COVID-19? It's here

It’s obvious to anyone that the world has changed in this time, but what’s remarkable is how it has changed in such different ways in different geographies, communities and circumstances. This week, the emergence of Omicron has shuffled the cards again, with radical shifts in travel, masking mandates, occupancy restrictions, and expectations.

A 'smoke detector' for COVID-19? It's here

Oct 23, 2021

Toronto company debuts COVID-19 detection technology

A Canadian company has developed a technology it claims will make offices safer for Canadians returning to work during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jasmine Pazzano has more.

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