building health Articles

  • Case Study: UCLA Campus

    To date, Ellis has provided IAQ and hazmat testing and inspection services at the Life Sciences, Campus Health Services, Medical Plaza Building, Murphy Hall, Young Research Library, Franz Hall, and Schoenberg Hall. In August 2003, Ellis provided Emergency Response Services, administering the removal and cleaning of carpet and furniture after a storm line ruptured in the Medical Plaza ...

  • Formaldehyde - Sources, Health effects and Safety

    Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with a characteristic pungent odour. It's widely used in many industries and causes severe health issues if used inappropriately. In order to ensure employees and the public are not exposed to dangerous levels of Formaldehyde in the air, it is advised to detect and monitor levels with a suitable detection instrument, especially in industries and buildings where ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Canarina DESCAR software · environmental health · commands 11

    6.1 Menu Bar Display the commands you use to build your simulation. When you choose one of the menus, the program displays a pull-down list of available commands. The program window has a basic tool bar under the Menu bar. The tool bar provides quick access to commonly used commands in the program. You click a button on the toolbar once to carry out the action represented by that button. ...

  • Common Indoor Air Pollutants

    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 Vapors Mold and Fungus Toxic ...

  • Hellesdon Hospital

    Hellesdon Hospital at Norwich is a mental health hospital that, like many Victorian era hospitals, has a main building with a number of satellite buildings and wards. Norfolk is an area with particularly hard water and as such, presents major problems for the Estates Department with regard to limescale build-up. This affects any heating system that comes into contact with water – so in addition ...

  • Environmental concerns of blasting projects in limestone mines

    A significant attention has been focused on the environmental effects of blasting activities. Since some of the limestone mines are located close to the administrative buildings and production facilities, an environmental evaluation of the blasting impact in neighbouring areas is necessary. The most important concerns about the human health and safety are flyrocks, vibrations (whether air or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Why monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”. In order to accurately understand a building’s indoor air quality, it is ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Designing and building healthy places for children

    The design and construction of the built environment have broad implications for the health of children. Healthy places should protect children from injury, pollutants and disease, provide children with a place to be physically active, play and experience nature, and promote a sustainable future. Health promotion can occur at all scales of the built environment, including buildings, communities ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Damage detection utilising the artificial neural network methods to a benchmark structure

    This paper discusses the damage identification using artificial neural network (ANN) methods for the benchmark problem set up by IASC-ASCE Task Group on Health Monitoring. A three-stage damage identification strategy for building structures is proposed. The BP network and probabilistic neural network (PNN) are employed for damage localisation and BP network for damage extent identification. Four ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study Malaysia - independent drinking water solution

    Client Ministry Of Rural and Regional Development Location Rural area in State of Pahang Darul Makmur Introduction Under the Malaysian Transformation Programme, the Ministry undertake to supply clean treated water to remote villages for orang asli (aborigines) for 25 villages. The programme consists of several steps beginning with ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Mathematical modelling of lead assimilation by printing press operators in a poor indoor air quality environment

    Most printing presses in developing countries are located in buildings with inadequate natural and mechanical ventilation such that the press operators work for major hours in poor indoor air quality buildings, which expose them to a wide range of health hazards such as lead poisoning. Understanding how poor air quality affects the operator's body system is studied using a methodology involving ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste reduction strategies for improved management of household solid waste in Jamaica

    Three waste reduction strategies were studied by a survey in the St. Ann's Parish located in the small-island developing nation of Jamaica. Factors designated as incentives to waste reduction existed primarily at the household level, specifically waste segregation, household education, environmental concern and knowledge; whereas, the barriers existed primarily at the national or regional levels, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Establishing a space sector for sustainable development in Kenya

    To expeditiously address fundamental national development needs e.g., health, education, food security and natural resource management; Kenya needs to invoke space-based technologies. A vibrant domestic space sector further spawns a plethora of other space-related opportunities – congruous with the government's long-term planning strategy; Kenya Vision 2030. We specifically analyse Kenya's ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 10 Commandments of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”.    PPM Technology and our partners Hinds International have ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Analyses of human exposure to urban air quality in a children population

    PM levels of less than 2.5 μm and 10 μm and their effect on children health are studied and it is proposed a ventilation system to avoid outdoor air pollution inlet. Results reveal a positive correlation between indoor and outdoor PM concentrations, the importance of indoor sources and outdoor activity, and building permeability relevance. PM size confirms to be also important in matter of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water and sanitation interventions to control diarrheal disease in rural China

    To evaluate diarrheal disease control effects of various water and sanitation interventions, a comprehensive search strategy was developed to identify all peer-reviewed papers relating to water and sanitation intervention studies in China. All published studies since 1980 on water and sanitation interventions to reduce diarrheal disease in China were analyzed using meta-analysis. Fixed-effects ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of Sampling Media on Soil Gas Measurements

    Abstract To evaluate the vapor intrusion pathway for a building and to assess the associated human health risks, soil gas samples near the building site and under the building foundation may be collected. In order to meet risk assessment goals, the analytical laboratory is often required to report compounds of concern for these soil gas samples down to the part per billion ranges or lower. ...


    By Eurofins Air Toxics Inc

  • Episode 6: Quick Learners: Accelerating the Adoption of a Safety Culture

    In this edition of the SpheraNOW podcast we interview Chris Israni, the senior principal consultant at ERM, a leading provider of Environmental Health & Safety consulting services, about building a strong safety culture on an accelerated schedule. It starts with finding the right people—who are passionate about safety - leading the charge. People fall into three broad categories, Chris ...


    By Sphera

  • Relationship between indoor environmental quality and building envelopes covered by plants: a review of the literature

    It is not clear whether the benefits of improving outdoor environmental conditions inherent in urban plants apply to building indoor environment when plants are integrated on building envelopes. This paper reviews published research to date to clarify whether building envelopes covered by plants have effects on indoor environmental quality, and building occupants' health and comfort. The review ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Practical Guide to Triggering Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS)

    Poor access to adequate sanitation, resulting in the practice of widespread open defecation, has negative health and social impacts on communities, particularly in terms of diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera. Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) involves facilitating a process to inspire and empower rural communities to stop open defecation and to build and use latrines, without offering ...


    By IWA Publishing

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