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  • How to improve indoor air quality

    There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) ranging from thermal conditions and carbon dioxide concentrations to microbial, chemical and particulate contaminants. Health and productivity issues and awareness related to indoor air quality has been on the rise in recent years making the need to monitor IAQ that much more significant. Monitoring air quality conditions ...


  • U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958093/US-Indoor-Air-Quality-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=HVAC INTRODUCTION ...


    By ReportLinker

  • HVAC Inspections Reduces Allergens and Microbial Contaminants

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for HVAC systems to determine if mold, particulates and other indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants are present. With Labor Day behind us the summer is coming to a close.  Many HVAC systems have been running nonstop, but will soon be taking a break before they begin providing warm air to keep building occupants comfortable ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EnvironmentalReports’ introduces the eCOC-M Application for Microbial Investigations

    The revolutionary new software app from EnvironmentalReports (ER) allows industrial hygienists, environmental consultants and indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals working on environmental investigations dealing with microbial issues new capabilities to increase productivity, accuracy and reporting while working at jobsites. EnvironmentalReports is pleased to announce that the mobile app, eCOC-M ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Moisture Testing Identifies Building Problems and Microbial Growth

    Millions of Americans suffer from allergies and asthma.  One of the common culprits that cause allergies and can trigger asthma attacks is mold.  Although mold is all around us and is a natural part of the environment, elevated levels of mold in indoor environments can cause health concerns.   Typically if an indoor environment is suffering from elevated mold levels it is due to ...

  • Microbial Hazards & HVAC Systems the Focus of New Study

    Recently, a new study supported by the U.S. Army Material Command was released detailing microbial issues associated with heat exchangers in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.  Entitled, Characterization and Control of the Microbial Community Affiliated with Copper or Aluminum Heat Exchangers of HVAC Systems, the research discusses microbial growth in building systems ...


    By Ultraviolet Devices, Inc.

  • Exposure to Metalworking Fluids & Microbial Health Hazards

    Over one million workers in the United States work in machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  Many of these workers could potentially be exposed to microbial hazards in metalworking fluids (MWFs).   MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in a number of industrial machining and grinding operations.  ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Healthcare Facilities need to be Aware of Microbial Pathogens

    Countless people live productive and fulfilling lives with immune systems that are weakened due to inherited genetic defects, physical conditions, illnesses, past medical procedures or because of prescription drugs taken for various reasons.  These individuals need to be especially aware of common microbial pathogens that are often found all around us.   These pathogens may include ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Merck Millipore’s Additions to the MAS-100® Product Family of Microbial Air Samplers Deliver Improved Functionality for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

    MAS-100 Iso NT sampler streamlines the decontamination process in isolators MAS-100 Iso MH system offers increased capacity, easier installation and lower costs compared to single-head systems MAS-100 VF system’s compact design enables greater ease of use in controlled environments Merck Millipore, the Life Science business of Merck, today announced three additions ...


    By Merck Millipore

  • EMLab P&K provides materials testing lab services for microbial efficacy

    EMLab P&K provides materials testing lab services, specializing in microbial challenge test methodologies. New technologies are constantly incorporated into the manufacture of materials. In some instances these new technologies may inadvertently accelerate or promote the growth of microorganisms. Also, new technology products and materials are being formulated to inhibit or slow down the ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues in the Office Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in office environments.   As the public recognizes the importance of healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Dirty Ducts & Indoor Air Quality Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses dirty ducts and how it can impact indoor air quality and an HVAC system’s energy efficiency. A home’s heating and cooling system acts as a building’s lungs as ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Insurance Industry Targets Indoor Air Quality Concerns to Minimize Risks

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide solutions for indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns that can trigger health problems and increase risks and liabilities.  There have been thousands of lawsuits brought be people claiming to have been injured by living in, or working around, places with IAQ problems.  Both commercial and residential properties are subject to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Illinois High School Students Learn about Indoor Air Quality

    Earlier this month, Ed Chambers was asked to present to environmental science high school students at Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School.  Several classes got to learn about IAQ and jobs in the industry from Mr. Chambers, the owner of EC2, Inc., one of the Midwest’s leading environmental consulting firms.   Mr. Chambers taught the students about how indoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sewage Contamination in Buildings can Expose People to Microbial Toxins

    California residents are used to hearing about beach closures due to sewage spills and high bacteria counts in the water off of the state’s famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a host of potentially harmful substances, including: viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites, and fungi.   Just as health professionals take sewage in the beaches serious, people who have experienced a ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Illinois Healthcare Centers Battle Microbial Pathogens and Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)

    According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, “Healthcare-associated infections, or HAIs, are among the top 10 causes of death in the United States and cost in excess of $20 billion a year.  These infections are acquired by patients during the course of receiving treatment for other conditions within a health care setting, including hospitals, nursing homes, ambulatory ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaints in the Office Solved by IAQ Professionals

    Today, more people recognize the importance of healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environments.  This awareness and demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) has increased in recent years as the working public has become more educated about IAQ issues.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors and many ...

  • The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Puerto Rico’s Commercial Properties

    While the thought of polluted air in the work environment may bring to mind faded images of coal miners covered in dust or factory workers surrounded by smoke and fumes from decades ago, the reality is many people who work in modern office environments are also being exposed to air quality pollutants.   The quality of the air that employees breathe is a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Microbial Outbreak Results in Deaths at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

    Cinnaminson, NJ, August 8th, 2012 The Health Minister of the Bahamas recently ordered an investigation into an outbreak of a microbial pathogen at a neonatal intensive care unit.  The outbreak, caused by a type of bacteria known as Acinetobacter baumannii, is believed to have sickened eight infants and caused two of the infants to die.  Outbreaks of Acinetobacter ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Illinois IAQ Consultant Helps Identify Microbial Toxins in People’s Homes

    Mold contamination in an indoor environment can result from flooding, plumbing leaks, elevated humidity levels and due to water incursions from rain.  When people discover water damage in their properties they need to be aware that mold can begin to grow in as short as 24 hours in many circumstances.   Many people are aware that elevated levels of mold in indoor environments can lead to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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