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Regulatory Developments: California Department of Toxic Substances Control releases Final Priority Product Work Plan

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Apr. 20, 2015)

On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated Final Priority Product Work Plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. The Work Plan, initially proposed on September 12, 2014, describes product categories it will use to evaluate and identify product-chemical combinations to be ...

Tecam Group Equipment Supply for Volatile Organic Compound VOC Emissions Treatment to Witte y Solá in Spain

by Tecam Group  (Mar. 24, 2014)

Tecam Group, engineering, assembly and installation company providing environmental technology solutions for the Industry, has signed a commercial agreement with Witte y Solá, manufacturer of packaging compressible tubes, for the supply of an equipment to treat Volatile Organic Compounds ...

Workshop on emerging pollutants in non-industrial indoor environments

by NILU - The Norwegian Institute for Air Research  (Apr. 17, 2015)

Exposure to semi volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in non-industrial indoor air and dust is an important exposure pathway for humans, since we spend a high proportion of our time in indoor environments – and the levels of some SVOCs are often higher indoors than outdoors. Despite this, there is still lack of knowledge on the occurrence and ...

Markes International wins prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

by Markes International Ltd  (Apr. 21, 2015)

Markes International (Llantrisant, UK), leading manufacturer of analytical thermal desorbers and time-of-flight mass spectrometers, has today had its export success recognised through receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The accolade, in the International Trade category, was received for demonstrating ‘outstanding ...

Parents of Newborns in Puerto Rico Turn to Zimmetry Environmental to Ensure Healthy Indoor Air Quality

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

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 43,000 babies are born in Puerto Rico each year.  For the parents of these newborns, one of the primary tasks they need to accomplish before the birth of their child is getting the nursery ready for the new edition to the family.    As moms and dads shop ...

US firefighters pay a heavy price for contaminated breathing air

by Analox Sensor Technology  (Apr. 17, 2015)

A recent incident at a Fire Department in Henderson, Nevada, prompted emergency action and a hefty bill for city officials. Firefighters reported a smell of petroleum coming from the air tanks in their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The problem was traced to an air compressor which is believed to have introduced contaminants into the ...

Noble Energy Inc. agrees to make system upgrades and fund projects to reduce air pollution in Colorado

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 22, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Houston-based Noble Energy, Inc. resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations stemming from the company’s oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, north of Denver, Colorado. The ...

Noble Energy Inc. Agrees to Make System Upgrades and Fund Projects to Reduce Air Pollution in Colorado

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 22, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and the State of Colorado today announced a settlement with Houston-based Noble Energy, Inc. resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations stemming from the company’s oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, north of Denver, Colorado. The ...

Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants that Impact People with COPD

by Cochrane & Associates, LLC  (Apr. 1, 2015)

According to a Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey conducted in 2011, approximately 5.4% of residents in Texas had been told they have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) by a healthcare professional.  That equates to over 1.3 million residents of the state that are afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage ...

Improving air quality in buildings

by Cranfield University  (Mar. 23, 2015)

A new system to establish health-protective limits for the emission of hazardous chemicals from products used in our homes, schools and offices has been developed by the EU-LCI Working Group. Cranfield University scientists, as members of the EU-LCI Working ...

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