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  • Testing for Tobacco and Other Smoke Residues and the New HUD Smoke-Free Housing Rule

    On July 21st of this year, a final rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requiring Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) to implement smoke-free policies went into full effect. The new rule has a major impact on thousands of PHAs and the over 1 million households in the U.S. that live in public housing units.   According to the new rule, each Public Housing Agency ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 - ...

  • 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

  • Smart phone helper for COPD patients

    A smart phone and a connection to the “internet of things” could allow people with chronic lung disease to avoid risky areas where environmental conditions, pollution and weather might exacerbate their symptoms. Details of a framework that would hook into networks of sensors and provide patients with timely alerts are reported this month in the International Journal of Computational ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Are Chicago’s Urban Youth at a Higher Risk of Developing Asthma?

    Earlier this year, HealthDay News reported on a European study that found that children who grow up on farms are less likely to develop childhood asthma.  According to the article, “Kids Growing Up on Farms Less Likely to Have Asthma”, the risk of developing this condition was reduced by as much as 51%.  The article stated, “…researchers suspect that it's the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Silent Spring Seeks to Stoke Consumer Fears Without Regard For the Facts

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has released the following statement in response to a study published by Silent Spring Institute regarding chemicals in consumer products. "We are disappointed that the Silent Spring Institute would make unfounded claims about the health effects of very low-levels of government-approved chemicals used in everyday consumer products without facts to support ...

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