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  • Soil Contamination and Possible Threats to Human Health

    Soil Contamination and Possible Threats to Human Health

    In 2007, the city of Salisbury, North Carolina, purchased a piece of land that was the location of a former service station. The property had been given a clean bill of health in 1991 and again in 2007 just before the property was purchased. Last ...

  • TCE Hot Spots have California Residents Concerned

    TCE Hot Spots have California Residents Concerned

    For years, many people living near the Moffett Federal Airfield by Mountain View, California, have had concerns over toxic chemicals known to be in the soil and groundwater in the area. After a recent report by the U.S. Environmental Protection ...

  • Do People in Properties near Landfills need to be Concerned about Health & Safety Issues Related to Odors?

    Do People in Properties near Landfills need to be Concerned about Health & Safety Issues Related to Odors?

    Many residential communities and businesses have been built over the years close to landfills as towns and cities have grown. For people working or living near a landfill, one telltale sign of a landfill’s presence is often unpleasant odors. ...

  • Just How Often are Drugs that are Supposed to be Sterile, Actually Contaminated?

    Just How Often are Drugs that are Supposed to be Sterile, Actually Contaminated?

    A few weeks ago, NBC News published the report, “Sterile drugs often contaminated, pharmacists admit.”  The article was written shortly after the peak of the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by contaminated injections that resulted ...

  • How Close to Contamination does a Property need to be for Vapor Intrusion to be a Concern?

    How Close to Contamination does a Property need to be for Vapor Intrusion to be a Concern?

    Cinnaminson, NJ, February 19, 2013 There are numerous sites across North America that have contaminated soil or groundwater due to manmade pollution.  Some of these sites have been a problem for decades and as communities have grown, more and ...

  • Asbestos in Dusts Can Pose Health and Safety Issues for Building Occupants

    Asbestos in Dusts Can Pose Health and Safety Issues for Building Occupants

    Asbestos was used heavily in many building materials in the United States up until the mid-1980s.  According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Asbestos fibers may be released into the air by the disturbance of ...

  • Is Radon & Radiation from Granite Countertops a Concern?

    Is Radon & Radiation from Granite Countertops a Concern?

    Over the past several years there have been numerous media reports about possible health concerns regarding granite countertops emitting radiation and radon gas into people’s homes and businesses.  Granite’s durability and ...

  • Fungal Pathogens Identified by PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Fungal Pathogens Identified by PCR and DNA Sequencing

    Aspergillus is a type of fungus that is commonly found in the environment and in buildings that have suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels.  For people with weakened immune systems, breathing Aspergillus spores can lead to ...

  • Materials Testing Laboratory Provides Cutting Edge Contamination Testing Solutions

    Materials Testing Laboratory Provides Cutting Edge Contamination Testing Solutions

    Many industries have extremely tight parameters for any contamination of parts that are used in their manufacturing process.  Testing for contamination and quality control is an integral part of these companies’ final products. At EMSL ...

  • California’s Prop 65 and Cadmium Public Health Dangers

    California’s Prop 65 and Cadmium Public Health Dangers

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition ...

  • Carbon Tetrachloride and Prop 65, What You Need to Know

    Carbon Tetrachloride and Prop 65, What You Need to Know

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition ...

  • Prop 65 Puts Acetaldehyde under the Spotlight

    Prop 65 Puts Acetaldehyde under the Spotlight

    Garden Grove, CA, May 5th, 2011 In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its ...

  • How Can TO-15 Help You Solve Your Next IAQ Problem?

    How Can TO-15 Help You Solve Your Next IAQ Problem?

    Untitled Document Have you ever been asked to investigate unpleasant odors in a home or at the workplace? Are occupants developing headaches or a feeling of nausea? It may be prudent for you to include a general volatile ...

    Jason K. Dobranic, Ph.D. & Scott VanEtten

  • Building Services Management - Air Sampling -

    Building Services Management - Air Sampling -

    Untitled Document Maintenance professionals are often the first responders to mold complaints in their facilities. building occupants can be exposed to fungal (mold) spores through direct contact with contaminated uilding ...

    Jason K. Dobranic, Ph.D.

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

    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 illicit production of illegal drugs, mostly methamphetamine, PCP, GHB, or MDA (Ecstasy). Some labs have even been found with the raw ...

    Jason K. Dobranic, Ph.D. & Scott VanEtten

  • Florida Engineering Society - Mold Article - Understanding Mold in the Indoor Environment

    Florida Engineering Society - Mold Article - Understanding Mold in the Indoor Environment

    Untitled Document We can solve the mold problem. Understanding the basic ecology of fungi will lead us down the correct path. Yes, it will take some effort to change the way we think about building design, construction, and ...

    Jason K. Dobranic, Ph.D.

  • The Future of Biowarfare

    The Future of Biowarfare

    Untitled Document In the July issue of IE Connections, Tom Anderson of RestCon Environmental developed an excellent overview of the current biological weapons and response mechanisms. The next step is to present information ...

    Jason K. Dobranic, Ph.D.

  • IAQ investigators often overlook Bacteria as the Root Cause of Occupant Complaints

    IAQ investigators often overlook Bacteria as the Root Cause of Occupant Complaints

    Untitled Document Many investigators have been dealing with mold issues the last few years and may have been overlooking bacteria as the underlying microbial problem. Bacteria typically outnumber fungi in the indoor air and may also ...

    Jason K. Dobranic, Ph.D.