mold testing system Articles

  • Mold, Mold Growth and Buildings

    Concern about mold exposures in buildings continues to be a significant issue. The bottom line is that mold has been around for eons and is not going away.  It will grow whenever and wherever buildings get wet and materials suitable for mold growth are present.  The following paragraphs are meant to shed light on mold issues related to microbiology, health and safety, moisture control, ...

  • New and dangerous mold

    Cryptococcus gattii was considered to be a mold found only in semi tropical and topical climates until it was found recently in the Pacific Northwest. It seems to have adapted to the cool, wet environment on Vancouver Island, Canada and spread from there to western Canada, Washington (state) and Oregon. It may have already spread to Idaho and California. Normally, Cryptococcus molds are capable ...

  • Mold! Hazard or Hoax?

      Let me address the two issues in reverse order.  The Hoax The biggest hoax is the hysteria over the notorious black mold that grows on sheetrock.  This black mold is formally known as Stachybotrys chartarum or Stachybotrys atra.  The horror stories ...

  • Mold and chronic sinusitis

    Do you suffer from frequent sinus headaches, congestion and runny nose? Have you taken enough cold and allergy medication to qualify for “frequent flier” awards? You may not have a persistent cold or allergies. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have discovered what may be the real cause of most chronic sinus conditions: MOLD! An estimated 37 million Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis, and the ...

  • Recycle Pallet Molding technology

    *Recycle Pallets Molds Design Analysis.When we received the customer Pallets design, we will gather all the related technical people to analysis the mold design first like demolding draft angle, strength, melt filling, deformation, thickness…and make mold flow analysis. After the design initially confirmed, we will have a technical meeting again to discuss all the plastic pallets molds ...


    By Focare Mould Co.,Ltd.

  • Regrind processing of injection molding

    I hate to see all this reiteration of suggestions on regrind, when it appears that no one is reading the information that is specific to this application. On his posting that is about a month ago and about post number 25, Vijay states he is using a GF-nylon in air vents, and they are painted. Is anyone trying to address his issue by reading what he needs, or are people just trying to gain ...


    By Aco Mold Manufacturing

  • 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, ...

  • METH: THE NEW MOLD - New Markets in Clandestine Laboratory Clean-up

    Untitled Document Intro Clandestine labs have become prevalent across America. They are used for the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Case study: Morrison brothers vibratory mold dump conveyor

    Challenge Morrison Bros. Foundry in Dubuque Iowa had been receiving reliable service from an existing General Kinematics Two-Mass Vibratory Shakeout. However, the vibratory mold dump conveyor prior to the vibratory shakeout was showing clear signs of being past the point of good service. The vibratory conveyor that had been installed by another company exhibited trough damage, ...


    By General Kinematics

  • Blower Door Pressure Testing, Unvented Attics and Florida Homes

    I recently traveled to theCaribbean on a building science investigation. A large multi-national corporation owns several homes there for local executives. These homes had been plagued with dampness and mold growth problems for several years.  After several attempts to correct these problems, IET was called in, as we had ...

  • Ground Zero Air Quality Has A Long Way To Go! A Summary of Air Quality Testing in Surrounding Buildings

    There are still a wide range of concerns about air quality in the vicinity of Ground Zero. Many commercial and residential spaces have yet to be re-occupied. In only a few cases has any sort of inspection or testing been done to determine if they are safe to occupy. The greatest concerns are asbestos and the very irritating concrete dust that spread throughout lower Manhattan during the collapse ...

  • Case Study: Major Southern California Studios

    Most studios require - and Ellis is pleased to provide - emergency response services, from mold testing, to indoor air, to asbestos removal. Most recently, Ellis managed a $40,000 cleanup of the air supply system of a huge filming stage, following a fire and resultant smoke damage. Other services provided since 1995 include numerous asbestos and lead surveys, abatement projects, soils testing, ...

  • Snow grooming - the client challenge - Case Study

    Yellowstone Track Systems is an innovative manufacturer of snow grooming systems for cross-country ski and snowmobile trails. It is also a growing Montana company whose product is in high demand. Yellowstone determined the most cost-effective way to keep up with orders and maintain quality was to outsource several plastic components to Diversified Plastics. Their requirements, part by part are ...


    By Diversified Plastics, Inc.

  • UVC keeps indoor air, a/c coils clean at College of the Sequoias

    At College of the Sequoias (COS), a California community college in Visalia, CA, indoor air quality is a high priority. “We have not had IAQ complaints, so when we discovered naturally occurring mold growth in the air conditioning coils, we decided to treat it proactively — before mold-related allergens circulated from the HVAC systems into the occupied space,” stated Eric ...


  • Indoor air quality problems

    We have a number of employees in our office who have itchy, watery eyes, nasal congestion, headaches, lethargy and trouble concentrating. Most of the affected folks report they feel better at home and worse after they’ve been in the office for about an hour. We had the office tested for mold but nothing remarkable was found. What’s going on? While exposure to molds can certainly ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Suffer from Allergies or Asthma?

    The “ULTRA” washable air filters have an antimicrobial protection that will not allow bacteria, fungi or mold to grow on the filter surface. The antimicrobial protection is not a coating and is not sprayed on. It is a safe and effective antimicrobial agent processed directly into the electrostatic fiber media, rendering it as permanent as the filter itself. The University of ...


    By ACI Manufacturing

  • Emergency remediation response case study

    Services Performed Emergency remediation response, oil and hazardous waste consulting and a mold/indoor air quality (IAQ) testing Summary Following the flooding of the Spicket River during the Spring 2006, EFI Global was engaged to evaluate a nursing home in Lawrence, MA. After the initial environmental evaluation, our team observed that the basement and ...


    By EFI Global, Inc.

  • How healthy is your child’s school

    I was called recently by a concerned parent. His school was undergoing mold remediation during school hours. Also, the Shigella bacterium has closed several schools in the Birmingham area. Just how safe are your children in their school, and how can you help to ensure that they are in a safe environment? By being proactive and asking questions. The biggest problems regarding ...


    By DirectCIH

  • Putting infection control into practice in the workplace

    Healthcare workers are, like patients, subject to illness from a variety of airborne pathogens common to hospital settings. This risk increases during construction and renovation, as these endeavors release dust as well as disease-inducing microbes into the surrounding environment. Since more than one in five workplace illnesses in private industry occur in a hospital setting , hospitals ...

  • UVC: Florida hospital puts HVAC maintenance under a new light

    HVAC system downtime during coil cleaning can compromise humidity and temperature control, potentially leading to air quality or comfort problems. Florida Hospital has found that high-output ultraviolet-C lights installed in the AHUs reduce or eliminate coil- cleaning programs — yielding ongoing energy savings, a reduction in HVAC system maintenance, and the elimination of cleaning ...


    By E-CO

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