Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) News

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Win Air Quality Monitors at AQE 2017

    Air Monitors Ltd will run two competitions to win monitoring equipment on both days of AQE 2017, the Air Quality & Emissions event that will take place in Telford on 24 and 25th May. A ‘Batak Board’ will be installed in the AQE Exhibition Demo Area by Air Monitors, providing visitors with an opportunity to compete in an exercise that ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Virtually every residential, commercial and institutional property will undergo some type of remodeling, renovation or construction activity during their usable lifetime.  Frequently, property owners and managers do not have the ability, luxury or foresight to completely or partially vacate these buildings slated for disturbance. Construction activities in an occupied home, school or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • What Happens During an Asthma Attack Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses asthma, asthma triggers, and what happens during an asthma attack.   “An asthma attack may include coughing, chest tightness, wheezing and trouble breathing,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Chicago Helps Mold Testing Specialists in Illinois Through Patent-Pending Lab Report

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, has helped mold testing clients in the state of Illinois for more than two years through MoldRANGE Local Climate report. The enhanced versions of the patent-pending reports are available for EMLab P&K’s clients who perform mold sampling in the state of Illinois. ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • New York Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns

    New York City and the surrounding area have some of the most valuable and high-density real estate in the country. As these properties age, or are reconditioned for new uses, construction and remodeling activities bring new life and economic value to these residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.  Often times, these construction activities take place while parts of the ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Interesting Facts about the Air We Breathe Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses interesting facts about the components that make up air and how it can become polluted.  “When asked what is in air, most people automatically say oxygen, but oxygen only makes up about 21% of the air we breathe,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dirty Air Ducts Impact the Air Quality of Buildings in New York City

    New York has the highest population density of any major city in the United States, with over 27,000 people per square mile. To support this many people, the city and surrounding suburbs are filled with millions of homes, schools, offices, and industrial complexes. In many of these buildings, air ducts play a pivotal role in keeping people comfortable and productive. This ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • IEQ in Occupied Buildings Undergoing Construction Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how construction activities in an occupied home or building can lead to a wide range of indoor environmental quality (IEQ) concerns and even potential health issues. “Construction and renovation projects can ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Virginia Mold Testing Lab Celebrates 13 Years Serving DC, Maryland & Virginia

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, marks thirteen years of serving communities throughout Virginia and the surrounding states with extensive mold analysis. The Fairfax lab has also recently expanded its staff to accommodate the growing analytical capacity, in order to further support Virginia’s mold testing ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • New York Facility Managers Turn to VOETS for Indoor Allergen Testing Solutions

    Employees that go to work or tenants that arrive home, and develop allergy symptoms that improve or go away once they leave the building, could very likely be having an allergic reaction to indoor environmental allergens.    In many circumstances when this occurs, the facility manager of the building will be contacted to investigate the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Exposures in New York City are Still a Major Health Concern

    Earlier this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new report about a rise in the number of deaths associated with malignant mesothelioma. Detailed in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the number of annual deaths in the United States due to the condition actually increased from 2,479 in 1999 to 2,597 in 2015. Malignant mesothelioma is ...


    By VOETS, LLC

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