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Tips for Facility Managers Tasked with Mitigating Indoor Allergy Complaints

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (May 12, 2015)

When an employee comes to work and develops allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave their work environment, it is often a good indication that there are indoor allergens in the building.  Once an employee recognizes that this is likely the case, they will often speak to their supervisor or human resources department to share ...

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

by Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET)  (Mar. 12, 2015)

Is the indoor air you breathe healthy? According to the World Health Organization, 40% of all buildings pose a serious health hazard due to indoor air pollution. The EPA calls indoor air pollution the #1 pollution problem inAmerica. The following is a list of common indoor air pollutants: Dust, Pollen, and Other Allergens Chemical Fumes and ...

Seven Things about Air Pollution Control, You Should Know

by Catalytic Products International (CPI)  (Jan. 8, 2015)

Air pollution control is necessary for healthful environs and well-being. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry states, “Pollution usually refers to the presence of substances that are either present in the environment where it doesn't ...

Clearing the Air: Palm Oil, Peat Destruction, and Air Pollution

by Wetlands International  (Mar. 6, 2015)

Landscape fires in Southeast Asia take a heavy toll on human health and the economy. Increasing demand for deforestation-free palm oil can help reduce the damage. Each year in Southeast Asia, landscape fires burn out of control, spreading a debilitating haze across the region. This air pollution causes severe damage to human health, claiming over ...

Purpose of Air and Surface Mold Sampling or Testing during Assessment

by Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET)  (Mar. 20, 2015)

As part of determining whether an indoor environment is contaminated with excessive amounts of mold and requires remediation, Indoor Environmental Technologies (IET) routinely performs air and surface mold sampling or testing. While there are many types of sampling, IET uses two of them the most: Air sampling using a “spore ...

Indoor Air Quality and Hazardous Gas Detection

by Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI)  (Sep. 9, 2014)

Indoor air contaminants come in a variety of forms and originate from multiple sources. Interactions between building materials and furnishings, activities and equipment inside the building, internal temperature and relative humidity, filtration and ventilation system operations, climate and building occupants all contribute to the indoor air ...

Sensitivity analysis of indoor air exergy with environment reference state in China

by Inderscience Publishers  (Oct. 16, 2014)

This paper analyses the exergy of air in the building affected by the reference state, considering parameters of temperature and humidity of air. Taking TMY data of 25 typical cities in different building thermal climate zones of China and considering the chemical and physical exergy of air, the exergy of air in the building influenced by the ...

Do You Know the Various Types of Indoor Air Pollutants?

Indoor air pollutants can always add to an assortment of health problems. Only due to indoor pollution, asthma and other respiratory diseases deteriorate further. If an asthmatic person sleeps in a couch where there are plenty of dust mites, that person may suffer from frequent asthmatic attacks during the night. Biological contaminants and dust ...

Indoor air quality and mold case study

by EFI Global, Inc.  (Jun. 25, 2014)

Service(s) performed: Indoor air quality and mold management services Summary: EFI Global has provided indoor air quality and asbestos abatement services to numerous school districts and universities nationwide. At a public educational system with 7 campuses totaling over 5 million square feet, our environmental professionals performed ...

US Regulation of Wood-burning and Indoor Air Pollution

by Environics, Inc.  (Jan. 15, 2014)

Recently, the US EPA released their final proposal to update the new source performance standards (NSPS) for new woodstoves and heaters, and to add NSPS for the first time for pellet stoves, furnaces, hydronic heaters, and masonry heaters.   The measures, if approved, would take effect in 2015.  The report states, "Emissions from ...

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