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  • Prism Analytical Technologies, Developer of Home Air Check™, Offers Air Test to Determine Presence of Tobacco Smoke in Indoor Environments

    Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc., a leading U.S. consultative air testing laboratory devoted to the chemical identification and analysis of air contaminants, announced today that it has developed an air test to predict the usage of tobacco smoke in indoor environments. Prism’s Tobacco Smoke Check™ test looks for specific chemical compounds known to be present in ...

  • CDC’s National Study on Latino Health Points to Tobacco Smoke as a Major Concern for Puerto Ricans

    Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its first national study on the leading causes of death for U.S. Latinos.  The study looked at risk factors and disease prevalence in many groups, including Puerto Ricans.  It found that smoking rates among Puerto Rican men were particularly high at 26%.   While it is ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • CDC`s National Study on Latino Health Points to Tobacco Smoke as a Major Concern

    Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its first national study on the leading causes of death for U.S. Latinos. The study looked at risk factors and disease prevalence in many groups, including Puerto Ricans. It found that smoking rates among Puerto Rican men were particularly high at 26%. While it is known to virtually everyone that smoking is not ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Hired Smoke Monitor Measures Effects of Smoke-free Legislation

    Ashtead Technology Rentals has played a key role in assessing air quality levels in businesses around the introduction of the English Smoke-free legislation after being contacted by the Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre (TCCC). The TCCC was tasked with monitoring a variety of hospitality and leisure outlets across the country, including pubs, bingo halls and betting shops one month before the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Property owners encouraged to test for formaldehyde

    The National Cancer Institute’s fact sheet entitled Formaldehyde and Cancer Risk reports that, “…some studies of industrial workers have suggested that formaldehyde exposure is associated with nasal sinus cancer and nasopharyngeal cancer, and possibly with leukemia.” The same formaldehyde found in some work environments can also found in many products that exist in our homes and offices. Due to ...


  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month in Puerto Rico and Identifying Airborne Carcinogens

    Lung Cancer Awareness Month takes place each year during November.  The designation is meant to raise awareness of this deadly disease that takes the lives of so many residents of Puerto Rica each year. As of 2014, the most recent year that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has lung cancer figures, more than 215,000 people nationwide were diagnosed with lung cancer. That ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Asthma and Air Pollutants 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 and common asthma triggers that impact close to 25 million Americans with the condition. “The CDC states that people with asthma have it all the time, but they will only have asthma attacks when something ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asthma Rates Increasing across the Mid-Atlantic Region

    Recently, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced that an additional 4.3 million people were diagnosed with asthma between 2001 and 2009.  These new figures bring the total number of asthma suffers in the United States to approximately 1 in 12 or 25 million people.   "Despite the fact that outdoor air quality has improved, we've reduced two common asthma triggers - ...

  • Puerto Rico`s IAQ Experts Identify Indoor Asthma Triggers

    According to figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 12 adults has asthma and 1 in 11 children suffers from the condition in the United States. The CDC also reports that 9 people die from asthma each day and that the condition costs the country $56 billion each year. Although there is no cure for asthma, the condition can be treated with medications and by avoiding ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Acetone and 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 potential exposure concerns to acetone in the home or work environment.  “People can be exposed to acetone by breathing it, ingesting it or absorbing it through their skin,” said Paul ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asthma Awareness Month in Puerto Rico and Identifying Environmental Asthma Triggers

    In Puerto Rico and across the globe, the month of May is recognized as Asthma Awareness Month. People with asthma and organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with other groups dedicated to asthma control and education, join together to increase ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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