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  • PTR-MS for indoor air quality monitoring

    A new review article discussed some most important applications of IONICON PTR-MS systems in indoor air quality monitoring Air quality indoors is influenced by many sources of airborne contamination e.g. VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These substances are emitted by household products, electronics such ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring

    AQE 2015 to focus on ways to improve air quality and emissions monitoring The organisers of AQE 2015, the international Air Quality and Emissions show, have announced a comprehensive programme of events that will take place in Telford, UK, on 22nd and 23rd April. Created to provide an update on the latest regulations, technologies, methods and research in air quality and emissions monitoring, AQE ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Building a lower-carbon construction industry

    Key ideas for reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, from blueprint to build and beyond. By Dominic Burbridge, Senior Client Manager, Carbon Trust Advisory Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Why monitor dust in the workplace?

    Almost any place of employment can present a potential threat to health and safety from airborne particulates and aerosols. It is important to note, however, that dust hazards are not necessarily visible to the human eye and that the finest particles can represent the greatest threat because of their ability to travel deepest into the lungs. Effective monitoring is therefore key to the ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

    Virtually every residential, commercial and institutional property will undergo some type of remodeling, renovation or construction activity during their usable lifetime.  Frequently, property owners and managers do not have the ability, luxury or foresight to completely or partially vacate these buildings slated for disturbance. Construction activities in an occupied home, school or ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Construction Companies Prepare for OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Standard Enforcement

    Next month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will begin enforcing a Final Rule for respirable crystalline silica in an effort to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney disease in construction workers. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. OSHA’s new ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Monitoring the asbestos threat in UK schools

    In autumn 2006, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) identified that there was the potential for asbestos fibres to be released in particular circumstances in CLASP (system built) schools. HSE therefore,took immediate and positive action, advising all relevant dutyholders to visually check their CLASP (system built) school buildings and, where necessary, to seal gaps in column casings using ...

  • New web-enabled ambient particulate monitor

    Ashtead Technology has added the new TSI Environmental DUSTTRAK Aerosol Monitor to its fleet of environmental monitoring equipment. Available to rent or purchase, the Environmental DustTrak is an advanced, mains or battery powered instrument for the continuous monitoring of ambient particulates, with ‘cloud’ based connectivity. “This new instrument will be ideal for a wide ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • EPA Begins Construction of Groundwater Treatment System for Torrance Superfund Sites

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the start of construction of a groundwater treatment system that will clean up groundwater contamination from past operations at the Montrose and Del Amo Superfund sites in Torrance, Calif. The treatment system is expected to be completed in 18 months at an estimated cost of $15 million and will be used to remove chlorobenzene, benzene and ...

  • Dirty Air Ducts Impact the Air Quality of Buildings in New York City

    New York has the highest population density of any major city in the United States, with over 27,000 people per square mile. To support this many people, the city and surrounding suburbs are filled with millions of homes, schools, offices, and industrial complexes. In many of these buildings, air ducts play a pivotal role in keeping people comfortable and productive. This ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • FTIR gas monitoring seminar a huge success

    Quantitech recently organised a very popular seminar focusing on multiparameter gas detection for both ambient and stack monitoring applications. The event took place at Bletchley Park and drew a large audience from a wide variety of industries including construction, industrial controls, Environment Agency, education, research, consultancies, test houses, hospitals, police, DSTL, Health & ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • TSI Incorporated investigate air quality at Beijing 2008 Olympics

    TSI Inc. is supporting the Chinese Environmental Protection Bureau’s air quality monitoring efforts by providing multiple measurement instruments to sports stadiums, foreign newspapers, TV news stations and research organizations at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. During the bidding process in 2001, Beijing made the agreement with the International Olympic Commission to bring air quality ...


    By TSI Incorporated

  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    Schools in the Chinese capital kept students indoors and parents brought their kids to hospitals with breathing ailments Tuesday as Beijing grappled with extremely severe air pollution for the fifth straight day. The heavy smog erased the capital's skylines with a monotonous gray and left buildings just a block or two away hardly discernable. ...


    By Associated Press

  • New York Construction Projects in Occupied Buildings and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns

    New York City and the surrounding area have some of the most valuable and high-density real estate in the country. As these properties age, or are reconditioned for new uses, construction and remodeling activities bring new life and economic value to these residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.  Often times, these construction activities take place while parts of the ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • OSHA cites 6 Chicago-area companies for worker exposure to asbestos during repairs at Evanston, Illinois, school

    Workers from six separate companies renovating Chute Middle School's cafeteria in Evanston were exposed to asbestos, lead and electrical hazards, the ...

  • Construction work to start at the Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund site in Tewksbury, Mass.

    On May 19, 2014 EPA contractors will mobilize for construction work at the Sutton brook Disposal Area Superfund site in Tewksbury. Planned work includes excavation and consolidation of contaminated soil and sediments which will be then be placed under a landfill cap. The construction work is expected to continue into 2016. What residents should expect: During the initial mobilization to the ...

  • EPA announces guidance to communities on PCBs in Caulk of buildings constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a series of steps that building owners and school administrators should take to reduce exposure to PCBs that may be found in caulk in many buildings constructed or renovated between 1950 and 1978. The agency is also conducting new research to better understand the risks posed by caulk containing PCBs. This research will guide EPA in making ...

  • NIWA trials new generation air quality sensors

    For the past 12 months NIWA has been testing a prototype low-cost dust sensor package called ODIN, or Outdoor Dust Information Node. The first field trial is about to get under way in Rangiora, North Canterbury. Air quality scientist Dr Ian Longley says this new generation of low-cost sensors has the potential for communities to observe, understand and control their local air quality in a much ...

  • Demolition Projects and Air Quality Concerns for Workers and Nearby Residents

    Last month, The Desert Sun published a report about the demolition of a 229 room hotel and spa in downtown Palm Springs.  The article stated that the building, constructed in the 1960s, was found to contain asbestos during the demolition project.  Due to this find, containment of the worksite and air monitoring was put into place to prevent exposure to any asbestos fibers released into ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Olympic groups to monitor Brazil`s polluted waters

    Olympic sports federations will be monitoring efforts to clean up the polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro to prevent health risks to athletes at the 2016 Games. An Associated Press report this week showed nearly 70 percent of Rio's sewage is untreated and dumped into iconic beach areas like Copacabana and Ipanema and picturesque Guanabara Bay. Those waters will host several of Rio's events at ...


    By Associated Press

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