airborne mold Articles

  • Microbial reduction efficiencies of filtration, electrostatic polarization, and UV components of a Germicidal Air Cleaning System

    Abstract: This study determined the effectiveness of components of a germicidal air-cleaning system involving filtration, electrostatic polarization, and UV light on the reduction of airborne bacteria and molds. The filter alone, filter and electrostatic polarization combined, and the filter, electrostatic polarization, and UV light were found to be effective (P < 0.05) in reducing a given ...

  • Mold remediation resulting from Hurricane Katrina case study

    Service performed: Mold remediation Summary: To address water and mold damage incurred as result of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Mississippi coastal areas in 2005, EFI Global performed mold investigation, surveying, and remediation services at one of the nation’s leading facilities for the design, engineering, construction, and life cycle support of ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • Bird droppings – a strange, but real hazard!

    Anyone who has lived or worked in a city or even a small town with a city hall or churches with bell towers knows the problem – Pigeons!  Also called “winged rats,” they love to roost in abandoned buildings, on the ledges of office buildings, skyscrapers, in bell towers and especially on statues in parks.  But roosting isn’t all they do.  We’re all ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide and Indoor Air Quality

    Chances are that unless you are hot or cold – or if you smell something funny – you probably never think about indoor air quality. However, scientists know that gases in the air that you cannot see or smell can still affect your health. Carbon Monoxide The most dangerous gas most of us will ever face is carbon monoxide (CO). Not normally occurring in nature, this ...


    By Air Concern Limited (ACL)

  • Prevent hospital acquired infections during construction projects

    The issue of hospital acquired infections is a serious problem. According to several sources, three to four million hospital-acquired infections occur annually, with up to 80,000 fatalities. The costs of these infections are estimated to be between $4 billion and $5 billion per year (Air-Treatment Systems for Controlling Hospital acquired Infections, HPAC Engineering, April 2, 2008).Healthcare ...

  • Functions of an air purifier–do air purifiers really work?

    The presence of the air purifier in homes has become a common practice, more and more family and office using the air purifier now. But do you know the may function of an air purifier? Do air purifiers really work? What is an air purifier? An air purifier is an instrument that most people have already heard about and it seems that the market has always been waiting for it, and ...


    By Olansi Healthcare Co.,Ltd

  • United States Virgin Islands

    Our firm was privileged to perform an indoor air quality related abatement that also had a historical context. This involved an adverse exposure to the Governor of the USVI at the Governor's residence in Catharineberg, St. Thomas. We determined that Stachybotrys and other toxigenic fungi were present in the residence as a result of water leaks from the roof and indirect effects from air ...


    By Indoor Air Solutions, Inc

  • The main benefits of using good branded air purifier in home

    Air purifiers assist to remove impurities in the air we breathe. For example: dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, and other airborne pollutants. Most air purifiers use a woven material to capture particles as they try to pass through. A system of internal fans in the air purifier pulls the air in the home and a series of filters in the air ...

  • Bird Droppings – A Strange but Real Human Hazard

    Posted by atlanticei If you need assistance with bird droppings as discussed in this article, call us at 1-800-344-4414 or email us at info@atlenv.comfor details and a free estimate. Written By: Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President October ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Bird Droppings – A Strange but Real Human Hazard

    If you need assistance with pigeon/ bird droppings as discussed in this article, call us at 1-800-344-4414 or email us at info@atlenv.com for details and a free estimate. Written By: Robert E. Sheriff, MS, CIH, CSP, President Bird Droppings Pigeons, ...

  • Mold! mold! its everywhere! ...so what!

      Ubiquitous is my big word for the week.  Webster"s definition is “existing or being everywhere at the same time:  constantly encountered.” This describes the situation with molds.  They don"t magically appear or re-incarnate when conditions are right.  They ...

  • Bird Droppings – A Strange but Real Human Hazard

    Pigeons, “Winged Rats” Anyone who has lived or worked in a city or even a small town with a city hall or churches with bell towers knows the problem – Pigeons! Also called “winged rats,” they love to roost in abandoned buildings, on the ledges of office buildings, skyscrapers, in bell towers and especially on statues in parks. BIRD DROPPINGS – A STRANGE ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Mold! Mold! It’s Everywhere! So What?

    Yes, Mold Is Everywhere! Mold is certainly a problem in many buildings, homes, apartments, condos, offices, factories, warehouses, public buildings. Yes, mold is everywhere. In case you didn’t know, it’s outdoors, as well as indoors. Essentially all molds indoors come from outdoors. The problem occurs when the outdoors mold levels—usually at a level most people can ...

  • Child care center hazards result in New Jersey emergency legislation

    Exposure of children and staff in a Child Care/Day Care Center in New Jersey prompted Governor Corzine to introduce emergency legislation for Environmental Hazards. These environmental hazards include air emissions from nearby businesses as nail salons, dry cleaners, industrial facilities, chemical plants, and even trucking facilities. Further, contaminated drinking water and contaminated soil in ...

  • EPA SUPPORT EXPANDS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION MOLD & IAQ TRAINING AND COMMUNICATES A NEW SET OF STANDARDS TO MEDIATE THE MOLD CRISIS

    IAQ/Mold Professionals, Real Estate, Insurance and Financial Industries Reduces Risks from Mold and IAQ Exposure Insurance Carriers and Lenders Back New Mold/IAQ Standards Lack of Standards Now a “Non-Issue” as Industries Unite and Agree No one likes to talk about mold, yet it has quickly become a multibillion-dollar problem for mortgage banking companies, insurance companies, ...

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