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  • Indoor Environments in Puerto Rico where the Potential for Aspergillosis Infections are a Major Concern

    A common fungal pathogen can cause a potentially life-threatening condition known as aspergillosis. The culprit is a number of different species of Aspergillus, a fungus that can be found in the outdoor environment and is also frequently found in buildings that have suffered high humidity levels or water damage that has resulted in mold contamination.  It is ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It

    In almost any home or building that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels, mold contamination can occur that can directly impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). Over the past two decades, the public and healthcare providers have become much more aware of exposure risks to elevated levels of mold in homes, schools, and work environments.   In ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Superbugs in New York Hospitals and Healthcare Environments

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Healthcare-associated infections are those infections that patients acquire during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions.   A number of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Aspergillosis and Moldy Indoor Environments Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses aspergillosis and indoor environments contaminated with mold.   “Aspergillus is a mold that can in some circumstances be found growing in both outdoor and indoor environments,” ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The Perfect Mold

    The latest Sorbilite technology - the green highway to prosperity Through waste utilization technology and mold making, Sorbilite Technology has found a way to mold waste into profits. The man is a genius.  He has vision, ability and something that apply anywhere in the world using one simple concept-utilizing waste. The subject of this high praise is Hungarian born Andrew ...


    By Sorbilite, Inc.

  • New York Building Science Experts Identify Ventilation Issues that Cause Indoor Air Quality Problems

    Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors so the indoor air quality (IAQ) of their homes, schools, and work environments is a critical component of their wellbeing.  Unfortunately, indoor pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort issues, particularly when there is too little outdoor air entering a building.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hidden Mold Impacts the Indoor Environmental Quality of New York Homes and Businesses

    People may suspect there is hidden mold in a home or building if it smells moldy indoors or after there has been water damage. Another telltale sign is if building occupants report allergies and other respiratory problems that appear to go away after they have left the building. Mold will grow quickly in areas that are not readily observable with the introduction of water or elevated ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • EMLab P&K’s Atlanta Mold Lab Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its Atlanta, Georgia laboratory by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for mold analysis (EMLAP #221504). Clients can now send spore trap samples for mold ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Zimmetry Environmental Shares the EPA’s 10 Things to Know about Mold with Residents of Puerto Rico

    There can be mold contamination issues almost anywhere that people live and work, but this is especially true in places with tropical climates that are subject to elevated humidity levels, hurricanes and tropical storms. Fortunately, today most people recognize that living, working or going to school in an environment with elevated mold levels can impact their health. The presence of mold can ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Nordson Corporation Awards 132 Nordson BUILDS College Scholarships to Support Talent Pipeline in Manufacturing

    Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) is pleased to announce it has awarded a total of 132 college scholarships totaling nearly $500,000 for the 2016-17 school year through its Nordson BUILDS Scholarship Program. “The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the ...


    By Nordson EFD

  • Indoor Water Leaks can Quickly Result in Mold Issues and Termite Infestations

    When a water leak occurs in a residential or commercial property, the presence of water and moisture can not only ruin and destroy building materials and personal belongings, it could also result in mold contamination, indoor air quality (IAQ) issues and even a termite infestation.  There are some species of termites that are attracted to water damaged ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Lead Exposure Hazards in New York’s Community and Urban Gardens

    There are over 500 community gardens in the five boroughs that make up New York City. These community gardens provide residents and visitors with a place to enjoy the outdoors and in many circumstances, allow residents to grow crops in an urban garden.   Urban gardening has been a growing trend in New York and the tri-state area. These gardens are situated in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • All Three Grand Cayman Fire Stations Battle Mold Issues and IAQ Concerns

    Recently, the Cayman Compass published an article about challenges and health concerns at all three fire stations on Grand Cayman. According to the report, the Chief Fire Officer has informed the Legislative Assembly’s Finance Committee that mold is an issue inside of all of the fire stations on the island. A high number of sick days have been reported among the fire crews which ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Specac and rubber analysis applications

    Earlier this year the Guardian ran a story discussing how a father blames 3G ‘crumb-rubber’ football pitches for his son’s cancer. “Nigel Maguire said his 18-year-old son Lewis has Hodgkin’s lymphoma after being exposed to the 'crumb ...


    By Specac Limited

  • How Mold in Homes & Buildings across Puerto Rico Can Impact People’s Health

    Earlier this month,U.S. News & World Reportpublished an article about how the presence of mold can impact people’s health and also the value of their property. It discussed the importance of people talking to a professional if they have a mold issue and if they are in the market to buy a property to have any signs of mold and moisture damage investigated before making an offer.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Prevent botulism with the Pearl or Quest

    Clostridium botulinum is the germ that produces the toxin Botulism, which often occurs in canned, preserved or femernted foods, due to the lack of oxygen. Symptoms include: difficulty swallowing  dry mouth slurred speech weak ...


    By Specac Limited

  • EMLab P&K Hosts IAQ Training Course by Indoor Sciences in Southern California

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, will be hosting Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences, Inc. to bring the IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course to Southern California. The IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course is a comprehensive two-day training course taught by Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences. Course topics include: contaminants, ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • New Year’s Resolution – Superior IAQ for Workers in Puerto Rico

    With only a few days left before the start of 2016, many workers across Puerto Rico are hoping their employers make a special New Year’s resolution. Their wish is for a safe and healthy working environment. Aside from time spent at home, most people with a job spend the majority of their time at work. This fact underscores the importance of the air quality and the overall ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Wind Damage, Moisture and Mold 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 wind damage can also result in moisture and mold problems in residential and commercial buildings.    “Thunderstorms, microbursts, tornadoes and hurricanes are all ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Preventing Common Sources of Water Damage and Mold Growth

    One of the most common reasons for an insurance claim in a commercial or residential property is due to water damage. Water damage can be caused by many factors, including natural flooding events, leaking roofs and windows, indoor plumbing leaks and even sewer backups. The presence of water indoors can damage or destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, and in some ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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