radon contaminated soil News

  • Environmental Protection Agency Puts Radon under the Spotlight

    January has been designated National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Radon is a major health concern in many parts of the United States and Canada.  According to the EPA, “You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Many Ohio Schools Don’t Check for Radon in a State Known for High Radon Levels

    Recently, WKYC broadcast a report about radon levels in Ohio Schools.  Even though most of Ohio is classified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a Zone 1 area, few schools perform radon testing.   A Zone 1 area is described as having the highest potential for a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L. A small percentage of counties in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Removes Tons of Contaminated Soil from Grants, NM, Area Residences

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently completed the removal of thousands of tons of contaminated soil from eight residential properties near San Mateo, NM, known as the Crossroads area. The properties are part of the Grants Mining District Superfund site, an area of legacy contamination associated with uranium mining operations. “It is important that we address ...

  • Free Radon Test Kit Offered by the Leading IAQ Home Test Kit Provider

    With fall officially arriving last month, many parts of the country are experiencing cool days and even cooler nights.  This autumn weather often causes people to begin shutting windows and firing up the HVAC system to bring warmth and comfort to their homes.   As people begin to keep doors and windows shut, any indoor air pollutants may begin to buildup.  One of these pollutants ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Vapor Intrusion Dangers Exposed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest online video.  The video is about vapor intrusion and the health hazards for building occupants exposed to short and long-term exposures. Vapor intrusion is the process by which chemicals migrate to the indoor air above a contaminated site.  Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Before Signing a Property Lease Understand Potential Environmental Problems

    In today’s uncertain real estate market, many people who would otherwise purchase residential or commercial properties are now turning to leasing.  For many, leasing provides them with the flexibility and the ability to move into a property when the market is uncertain and purchase finance options are not always readily available.   It’s important for both landlords and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Environmental Concerns in Property Leases

    Today’s turbulent real estate market has many people who would otherwise purchase residential or commercial properties now turning to leasing.  For many, leasing provides them with the flexibility and the ability to move into a property when the market is uncertain and purchase finance options are not always available.   Both landlords and potential tenants need to do their ...

  • EPA reaches major milestone at welsbach superfund site (NJ)

    With the help of millions of dollars in Recovery Act funding, an important milestone was reached today in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) cleanup of the expansive Welsbach Superfund site in Camden, New Jersey. Walter Mugdan, Superfund Director of EPA Region 2, Congressman Robert E. Andrews, Camden Mayor Dana Redd, and Heart of Camden’s Executive Director Helene ...

  • Histoplasmosis Outbreak at Nebraska Camp

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a histoplasmosis outbreak that has infected counselors and attendees at a day camp in Nebraska. Following the outbreak, camp counselors were instructed to complete a questionnaire revealing information including activities on the campsite, campsite assignments, and their symptoms. Parents of camp attendees were given an ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Valley Fever Fungal Facts Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    Today the IAQ Video Network released the 17th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate families about important environmental and indoor air quality issues.  The public outreach videos have all been produced in the past year covering everything from asbestos, radon and Legionella, to the latest video about Coccidioides immitis.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Valley Fever Fungal Facts Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    Today the IAQ Video Network released the 17th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate families about important environmental and indoor air quality issues.  The public outreach videos have all been produced in the past year covering everything from asbestos, radon and Legionella, to the latest video about Coccidioides immitis. Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Buyers of Foreclosed Properties in the Mid-Atlantic Beware

    Maryland’s home foreclosure filing rate increased in November 8.6% from the previous month.  Across the region property buyers are finding bargains due to the large number of foreclosures.   Foreclosed properties can offer buyers great value when purchasing residential or commercial properties.  Since many of these properties have been vacated for some time, and others have ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • NITON Opens Office in Shanghai, China

    NITON China Inc. will address rapid business growth in the Peoples Republic of China Billerica, MA – NITON® LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) ...

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