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  • Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants & Lung Cancer Risks

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).    The CDC states that the most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke. The second ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lung Cancer and Airborne Contaminants Discussed in New Video

    IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses lung cancer and how airborne contaminants from a person’s environment can be a factor in the disease.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Airborne Fungal Contaminants can be an Indoor Health Hazard

    Most people have been unfortunate to at some point witness water damage in their home, school, or place of business.  Water damage, whether from a flood, leaking roof, or broken pipe, can lead to mold growth in as short as 24 to 48 hours.   When mold begins to grow indoors it can lead to indoor allergies that last year round, trigger asthma attacks in susceptible individuals, and even ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Respirable Particulates, Airborne Contaminants and Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Lung Cancer Awareness Month begins tomorrow and runs the entire month of November. This month of recognition is acknowledged across the globe and is a time to raise awareness and engagement in the fight against lung cancer. It is also the ideal opportunity to educate the public and workers about things they can do to minimize their chances of getting the disease.   In the United States, the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Airborne Contaminants, Respirable Particulates and Lung Cancer Risks in Puerto Rico

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. The agency states that the most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke. The second leading cause of lung cancer is radon, a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Puerto Rico’s Building Science Experts Identify Cat Allergens and Other Airborne Contaminants

    The cats of Old San Juan are famous with both residents and tourists who visit the historic colonial section of the capital of Puerto Rico. Cats are also common pets in many homes and apartments throughout the islands. Unfortunately, one of the major reasons people give up their pet cat is due to allergies. While millions of people suffer from allergies, the Asthma and ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • EPA to reconsider monitoring requirements for airborne lead

    To ensure the most vulnerable Americans are adequately protected from exposure to lead from the air, EPA will reconsider some of its lead air pollution monitoring requirements, Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced. Even at low levels, lead exposures can damage a child’s IQ, learning and memory. “We have a fundamental responsibility to protect every child from environmental threats, especially ...

  • Advanced technology improves airborne pathogen measurement

    Many traditional methods for detecting airborne sources of contamination rely on the deposition on these materials on to a surface. For example, surface swabs might be taken, or bioaerosol sampling might be undertaken with a sampler that relies on the impact of biological particles on to a solid growth medium. “These methods are unable to deliver an accurate measurement of airborne ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Airborne Fungal Pathogens 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 airborne fungal pathogens and the infections they can cause.   There are serious infections that people can acquire by breathing certain airborne fungal ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lung Cancer Awareness Month Sheds Light on Airborne Carcinogens

    November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Lung Association, it is the second-most commonly diagnosed cancer and the most common cause of death due to cancer. Unfortunately, many people do not know they have lung cancer until the condition is in its later stages. When people breathe certain contaminants they can cause damage to people’s lungs. Cells in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Airborne Fungal Pathogens a Health Threat in Moisture Damaged Buildings

    Water damage in a home, office or school, can result in property damage, structural damage and even create an indoor environment that can be dangerous to people’s health.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Molds are very common in buildings and homes and will grow anywhere indoors where there is moisture. The most common indoor molds are ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Predicting amount of oil in contaminated soils

    Scientists are reporting a new technique for mapping and testing oil-contaminated soils. Traditionally, samples need to be collected from the field and returned to a lab for extensive chemical analysis, costing time and money when neither is readily available during a clean-up operation. The new method can take measurements in the field and accurately predict the total amount of petroleum ...

  • Air Quality Experts in Puerto Rico Help to Identify Airborne Carcinogens

    Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to quit smoking and to avoid secondhand smoke.  After smoking, the second leading cause of lung cancer is ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Did Hundreds Become Ill from Airborne Bacteria at the Playboy Mansion?

    Cinnaminson, NJ, March 2nd, 2011 According to a recent report in the Los Angeles Times, the bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ Disease have been discovered in a water source at the Playboy Mansion.  This discovery follows a national media storm after approximately 200 people became ill after attending an event at the California landmark.  A number of people that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • Protecting New York and Tri-state Area Workers from Airborne Hazards

    Several months ago, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released their preliminary list of the 10 most frequently cited safety and health violations for the fiscal year. The annual list is compiled each year from thousands of workplace inspections conducted by the agency.   For numerous years in a row, one of top 10 cited violations once ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Illinois Residents on the Lookout for Biological Contaminants in the Home

    Indoor air quality problems can occur in almost any structure.  Just last month, a woman filed a lawsuit against the owners of an apartment complex in Collinsville, Illinois.  The suit claims that the defendants attempted to conceal sewage and mold that lead to the woman becoming ill after breathing the poor indoor air quality.   The typical home across Chicago and throughout ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Met One Instruments, Inc. introduces the next generation in airborne particle counting instrumentation

    Met One Instruments Inc., is pleased to announce the availability of the Model 804 handheld 4-channel particle counter – the latest in a line of innovative measuring equipment for detection of particulate contamination in controlled environments. The 804 enables the user to record 4 channels of simultaneous data from a selection of 7 sizes ranging 0.3 micron to 10.0 micron.   Met ...

  • Flooding & Sewage Contamination can Result in Exposure to Endotoxins

    With the hurricane season officially here, residents along the Mid-Atlantic are aware of the potential for powerful storms to bring flooding to the region again this summer.  Last year, Hurricane Irene left a path of destruction that impacted countless property owners in the area.   When storms bring heavy rains and flooding a number of environmental concerns are left in the wake of the ...

  • Mold Contamination Forces Pasadena Family from their Home

    LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help property owners and tenants identify microbial contaminants and prevent health problems. Pasadena, CA, July 6th, 2010 Last month a publication in Pasadena, California reported on a family that had been forced to move out of their home after one of the family members became extremely ill due to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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