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E-Cigarettes and Indoor Environmental Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (May 25, 2015)

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) could be causing concerns indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns.   In addition to nicotine, other substances may be ...

Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) at Superfund Sites in Puerto Rico & Vapor Intrusion Concerns

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (May 11, 2015)

During the past 4 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection agency (EPA) has added several sites in Puerto Rico to the Superfund list.  Included in this list are the Cabo Rojo Ground Water Contamination site, the Hormigas Ground Water Plume site and the Corozal Well site.  All three of these additions to the EPA’s Superfund list ...

Could Isocyanates from the Application of Spray Polyurethane Foam Cause Indoor Environmental Concerns?

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (May 11, 2015)

Across California and the Southwest, spray polyurethane foam (SPF) has become a popular alternative to other forms of insulation in homes and buildings due to its excellent insulating properties.  In many applications, SPF also has the ability to protect against moisture, fill cracks and crevices, and works well to reduce airborne sounds in ...

Spray Polyurethane Foam & Chemical Exposure Concerns in Texas Homes & Buildings

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 13, 2015)

Residential and commercial builders across Texas and the Gulf Coast have increasingly turned to spray polyurethane foam (SPF) to insulate new construction and for remodeling projects.  SPF has become a popular alternative to other forms of insulation due to its superb insulating properties, ability to protect against moisture, to fill cracks ...

Tetrachloroethylene (PERC) & Chemical Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 29, 2015)

The IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses tetrachloroethylene, more commonly known as PERC, and potential exposure concerns. PERC is a manufactured chemical that has been used for dry cleaning purposes, as a chemical intermediate, metal ...

Endocrine Disruptors & Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 12, 2015)

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses common endocrine disruptors and potential exposure concerns to these substances. According to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, “Endocrine disruptors are chemicals ...

EPA Direct Final Rule Includes SNURs for Several Biobased Chemicals

by Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG)  (May 12, 2015)

On May 8, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated through a direct final rule significant new use rules (SNUR) for 25 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN).  The SNURs require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of these 25 chemical substances for an ...

Countries Move Forward on Important Issues for Sustainable Management of Chemicals and Waste

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (May 18, 2015)

Significant steps were agreed upon early this morning by parties to the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions, as the 2015 Triple COPs drew to a close. Staged under the theme "From Science to Action: Working for a Safer Tomorrow" from 4 to 15 May 2015, almost 1,200 participants from 171 countries converged on Geneva to push forward the ...

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) & Chemical Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Mar. 22, 2015)

Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how spray polyurethane foam, also known as SPF, can create chemical exposure concerns if not properly applied.   SPF has become a popular alternative to other forms of insulation in ...

Building Damage from Sanitary Sewer Overflows Can Create Serious Health Concerns and Costly Repairs

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 27, 2015)

Sanitary sewer overflows happen every day across the nation.  When they occur they can spread raw sewage into homes and businesses and cause extensive damage and the risk of disease in both indoor and outdoor environments.   These unpleasant occurrences can be caused by many factors, but they are typically associated with sewer pipe ...

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