Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) News

  • Businesses and Institutions in Puerto Rico Learn About 3D Printers and Potential Exposure Hazards

    It wasn’t many years ago that the cost of 3D printers made their presence in a school, university or business in Puerto Rico unique and special. Today, however, three-dimensional printers have become almost commonplace as the technology advances and costs decrease. The popularity of 3D printers has raised respiratory concerns with a growing number of health and safety professionals. ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Hurricane Harvey Delivers Catastrophic Property Damage and Indoor Environmental Quality Issues

    This past weekend, Hurricane Harvey brought powerful winds and an unprecedented amount of rain that has resulted in devastating floods across large areas of Texas. In addition to tragic deaths as a result of the historic storm, countless homes, schools and businesses have been heavily damaged or even destroyed in some cases.  One estimate from an insurance group has put the cost of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Indoor Environmental Testing to Prevent the Spread of Fungal Diseases in Puerto Rico

    Last week was the first annual observance initiated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of Fungal Disease Awareness Week. The week of recognition is meant to heighten awareness of fungal diseases, many of which can cause severe illnesses or even death.    The CDC reports, “Increased awareness about fungal diseases is one of the most important ways we can ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Healthy Indoor Air Quality a Key Ingredient for Returning Students and Teachers in Puerto Rico

    Students and teachers across Puerto Rico begin returning to classrooms this month for the start of the new school year. As the school year begins, having a healthy indoor environment is crucial for students to be able to effectively learn and for their well-being.   Unfortunately, many school districts across Puerto Rico and throughout the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • AQ Expert - The All-In-One 7-Gas Portable Indoor Air Quality Monitor

    The AQ Expert is capable of measuring 7 different gases simultaneously in addition to temperature, % RH, Barometric and differential pressure while providing the latest in Monitoring & Real-time Data Logging for IAQ Testing in Hospitals, Buildings, Schools, Labs, Clean Rooms, Airports & more. The AQ Expert includes_ Up to 7 gas sensors Customized to your needs ...

  • The Many Ways Hoarding Creates Indoor Environmental Quality Problems

    Last month,USA Todaypublished a story about a California couple who plead guilty to charges associated with hoarding approximately 170 dogs in their home in Poway, California. According to the article, many of the dogs were in poor condition and the home was covered in animal waste. Compulsive hoarding, whether it be with pets or just material items, is estimated to affect between 2 and 5% of the ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Improving the Indoor Environmental Quality of Puerto Rico’s Hotels and Resorts

    Millions of people from across the globe visit Puerto Rico each year and by some estimates, tourism contributes approximately $4 billion to the local economy. The vast majority of tourists and business travelers coming to Puerto Rico stay at one of the many hotels and resorts found on the islands.  Hotels and resorts that have focused on providing service, value and a healthy indoor ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • NEW Handheld Indoor Air Quality Monitor - AQ PRO-F

    The BRAND NEW 2016 AQ Pro-F by E Instruments brings together sophistication and technological innovation in a Convenient and Economical ALL-IN-ONE Instrument providing the IAQ professional the latest in Indoor Air Quality Monitoring & Real-time Data Logging for IAQ analysis in Hospitals, Buildings Schools, Labs, Clean Rooms, Airports, & much more. The AQ Pro-F Includes: Dynamic ...

  • Compulsive Hoarding and Indoor Environmental Quality Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses some of the ways compulsive hoarders may negatively impact their indoor environmental quality (IEQ). “Compulsive hoarding can have a real influence on health and safety conditions in a person’s home,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • UL Releases Summit Proceedings for Safety Science of 3D Printing

    UL, a global safety science organization, releases the proceedings from “Safety Science of 3D Printing,” a leadership summit with participation from more than 45 stakeholders—including printer manufacturers, material suppliers, public health professionals, academic researchers, school users, and government organizations. Underwriters Laboratories Inc., a ...


    By UL LLC

  • UL Environment Recognized by the US EPA as a TSCA Title VI Third-Party Certifier

    UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced official recognition as a TSCA Title VI Third-Party Certifier (TPC) under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products final rule. TSCA Title VI requires producers of hardwood plywood, particle board, medium density ...


    By UL Environment

  • Filtrex supports National Clean Air Day

    Prior to the general election last Thursday 8 June, the government were urged to publish its draft plan to reduce nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK following hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of fines for not complying with EU air pollution limits. The government are finalising the consultation to reduce nitrogen dioxide in our towns and cities today, which coincidently co-insides with ...


    By Filtrex Global Limited

  • EMLab P&K Irvine Lab Expands Services, Providing Accredited Lead Testing

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the expansion of services in its lab in Irvine, CA for Lead testing, including wipe, paint chip and bulk Lead samples, using flame atomic absorption spectrometry (Flame AA) Lead analysis. EMLab P&K’s lead analysis service is available to clients across the ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Recognizing National Healthy Homes Month in Puerto Rico

    The month of June is recognized as National Healthy Homes Month in Puerto Rico and across the rest of the United States. The designation is acknowledged by such government agencies as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD’s theme for this year’s National Healthy Homes Month is Everyone Deserves a Safe ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Volatile Organic Compounds and New Construction Discussed in Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how building occupants can be exposed to elevated levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in newly constructed or recently renovated homes and buildings. “These buildings frequently have a new smell that is often due to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses chrysotile and various other forms of asbestos and asbestiform minerals recognized by agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • AQMesh can complement air quality models, reference and indicative data sources

    Leading air quality small sensor system, AQMesh, has recently been shown to work alongside passive samplers and air quality models, as well as complementing reference station networks. A recent study shows AQMesh calibration against diffusion tubes and two 2017 conferences have highlighted the potential of such systems used in an air quality network. At the Dispersion Modellers User Group Meeting ...


    By AQMesh

  • Vinyl Chloride and Potential Exposure Concerns Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the industrial chemical known as vinyl chloride and potential exposure concerns.  “Vinyl chloride is an important industrial chemical that is produced in large quantities as a chemical intermediate for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asthma Awareness Month in Puerto Rico and Identifying Occupational and Residential Asthma Triggers

    The month of May is recognized as Asthma Awareness Month across Puerto Rico and in many places around the globe. As one of the most common chronic lung diseases impacting approximately 19% of the islands’ population, the condition has a direct impact on countless families, schools, institutions and businesses.   Nationwide, the Centers for Disease Control ...

  • Opening Ceremony for the New Building

    The new office building was officially opened for business on April 12, 2017. Among other things, it houses the Flottweg Academy, Research and Development, the Design department, and the human resources department. Both the high-quality office furniture as well as the architecture of the building itself reflect our company's values both inside and out. We find the consistency of ...


    By Flottweg SE

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