indoor air quality awareness Articles

  • Vapor intrusion and indoor air quality due diligence during property transactions

    Vapor intrusion (i.e. the migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated soil and/or ground water through the subsurface into overlying building structures) as a contributing indoor air has become a growing concern for property owners and prospective purchasers in recent years as it can cause significant indoor air quality problems. This is largely due to the increased focus on this issue by ...

  • Indoor environment quality: a new challenge for environmental education

    Presently, most people are aware that pollution of the external air (atmospheric pollution) is prejudicial to health, but few know that the indoor environment can also have highly noxious effects in human beings. In certain cases indoor pollution even can reach levels higher than about ten times that of external pollution. All over the world there are more and more frequent unpleasant ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Indoor Cats Improve Quality of Exhaust Emissions

    For over two decades, the automotive industry has struggled to keep up with emission standards by installing emission control systems that are increasingly more sophisticated and expensive.  In the meantime, emission control for materials handling equipment has not been a major concern. Without having to meet stringent ...


    By DCL International Inc.

  • Minimising Risks to Air Quality and Regulatory Compliance With Total Filter Management

    It has been shown in recent studies that as much as 25% of the total site operating budget (excluding raw material costs) for a typical medium-large dosage-form manufacturing facility will be spent on compliance measures for internal quality systems and external regulatory activities. (1) Market realities indicate that the pharmaceutical companies will need to address the overall cost of ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • Air Filters 101: What You Need to Know About Air Filters

    A lot of people don’t really change their air filters as often as they should – in fact, these people probably aren’t aware of just how often these need to be changed. Quite often, air filters are changed when visible dust and particles gather up on the furnace vents – which should not be the case at all, ideally. Read on to learn more about air filters, and how changing ...


    By Filter Buy

  • Survey highlights the problem of office air pollution

    A new survey has found that indoor air pollution is causing many problems in work places across Britain. The YouGov survey commissioned by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) reports that almost 70% of office workers believe poor air quality in their place of work is having a negative effect on their day-to-day productivity and ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Particles Matter

    We all can recall our mothers telling us as children to go outside and get some fresh air.  Who would have known just how important this statement was and is today?  Air pollution affects the entire planet. You can't escape it anywhere not even inside your home or office. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to ten times more ...


    By Met One Instruments, Inc.

  • Monitoring and control of CO emissions in parking structures

    Until recent years most parking garage owners and managers did not realize the detrimental effects that carbon monoxide emissions from motor vehicles have on the air quality inside parking garages. With increasing awareness of indoor air quality, astute parking garage owners and managers place great importance on the reduction of CO in parking garages. Ventilation systems are a must for today's ...


    By Conspec Controls Limited

  • Effects of Headroom on the Performance of the Displacement Ventilation System

    IntroductionIn recent years an increasing amount of health evidence from building occupants has confirmed the existence of sick building syndrome (SBS). This is where occupants within a building begin to report feelings of nausea, headaches and general feelings of illness. Additional symptoms of this health problem include eye, nose and throat irritation, coughing and fatigue. The fact that most ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • How to Survive Sandstorm Season

    Asthma awareness is crucial when living in the GCC, especially when we live in a climate which has significant environmental triggers such as sandstorms. Several studies conducted in the Arabian Peninsula countries with a high rate of sandstorms, confirmed the increased prevalence of asthma in those countries. It was also reported that sandstorms frequently cause adverse health effects on the ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Measurement, Effect Assessment and Mitigation of Pollutant Impact on Movable Cultural Assets. – Innovative Research for Market Transfer

    The MEMORI project (Grant agreement 265132) was performed in the period 2010-2013. The project was coordinated by NILU-Norwegian Institute for Air Research and included 14 partners, four subcontractors and an advisory end-user group with 8 members. MEMORI aimed at providing the conservation market with innovative, non-destructive, and early warning technology for easy assessment of environmental ...

  • Developing Green Building Programs: A Step-By-Step Guide for Local Governments

    A green building program is an innovative and effective way to improve local quality of life and create a more efficient City Hall. Why Build Green? Conventional building construction, use and demolition, together with the manufacturing of building materials, has multiple impacts on the local, regional, and global environment. In the United States, buildings account for: ...


  • Revive real estate and create green communities in one fell swoop

    I can remember years ago when I entered the green arena. In 2005, I was managing two real estate offices in Sarasota, Florida in the middle of the real estate boom. As the year progressed, I began to hear about green building and the challenges of our current built structure. When I began to understand that our homes and workspaces could be toxic, I was not happy. I began to inquire about ...


    By Green Education On Line

  • Why need to clean water scale case study

    The Importance of Equipment Cleaning Mineral scale occurs wherever circulating water exists, and it forms very fast (generally less than 3 weeks). Even a very thin layer, it will also cause insulation, make equipment inefficient, increase cost, and in some serious cases, it will shut down the whole system and even cause explosion. These problems have already existed in different fields, and ...


    By Mibo International Corp.

  • Antibacterial Ingredients Ruled Unsafe. Hallelujah, the FDA has awoken!

    Today’s FDA ruling has got us booming! The debate between cleaning product makers, environmentalists and researchers has finally ended. The FDA ruled today that it is no longer considering antibacterial ingredients in soaps to be safe. This is a big deal for us as we have long discussed the harmful effects of killing “good” and “bad” bacteria as ...


    By Better Air LLC

  • Things to Keep in Mind While Buying Industrial Steam Cleaner Machines

    An industrial steam cleaner offers multiple advantages. The sturdiness, reliability, and productivity of a high quality industrial steam cleaner translates into greater scope for cleaning hard surfaces as diverse as tile and glass. You can use an industrial steam cleaner to mop floors, sanitize bathrooms, and make kitchens grease and dirt build-up free. Many industrial steam cleaning machines ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • How are Green Buildings Built? A Closer Look at a Modern Marvel

    Green building refers to an environment friendly structure which is built in such a manner that it continues to be environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout its life. When we say throughout its life, it includes everything right from an eco-friendly design to the use of material which will make sure that the environment is not harmed even when the structure in question is ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Energising sustainable development. Concepts and projects

    Energy security in sub-Saharan Africa requires a two-pronged approach addressing investments and capacity development. Years of insufficient support have rendered power supply notoriously inefficient in the region. Theauthors argue that there is much scope both for renewables and for private sector initiative. On the 4th November 2006, trouble with power transmission in Northern Germany left ...

  • Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

    Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste. This results in major environmental impacts. These impacts are the combined result of the different life-cycle ...

  • Why Water Scale is Dangerous for Equipment

    Mineral scale occurs wherever circulating water exists, and it forms very fast (generally less than 3 weeks). Even a very thin layer, it will also cause insulation, make equipment inefficient, increase cost, and in some serious cases, it will shut down the whole system and even cause explosion. These problems have already existed in different fields, and are becoming worse and worse. ...


    By Mibo International Corp.

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