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  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Asthma and the Link to Exposure to Mold and Bacteria

    A new study by European scientists has found that children who grow up on a farm appear to be less likely to develop asthma.  In February of this year it was reported in HealthDay News that, “The risk of asthma was reduced by as much as 51 percent for children living on farms, and researchers suspect that it's the diversity of exposure to different microbes that may offer protection ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • University of California Dorm Mold Concerns

    LA Testing offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help identify microbial contaminants and prevent health problems. Pasadena, CA, August 24th, 2010 Earlier this summer KCRA reported that the Northern California Carpenters Union brought to light concerns about framing at a new dormitory at the University of California, Davis.  They claimed that mold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold Closes California Daycare Center

    This May, the College of the Sequoias closed the school’s daycare center after mold was found in up to seven areas throughout the building.  Parents were contacted to pick up their children after the building was evacuated.    Close to 100 children were impacted and are now being cared for in another building on the campus.  The mold was first discovered when an employee ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Asbestos Consultants Help to Ensure Buildings are Safe from Airborne Hazards

    According to some reports, asbestos was used in over 3,000 materials by the 1970s.  Many of these materials were used to construct homes, schools and commercial buildings.  In fact, asbestos was used in everything from roofing and siding to insulation, flooring and textured paints and painting compounds.    Asbestos is a mineral ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold in California School Raises Concerns

    In February, theVentura County Starpublished an article about leaking roofs and health concerns over mold at Fillmore Middle School. The school, which is only a dozen years old, has been plagued with roof problems that have resulted in water damage to the school. According to the article, the situation has gotten worse and mold has been found in some areas. The article quotes Earl Davis, interim ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • After the deluge of flooding the politics of toxic mold

    For days now, a swollen Mississippi River has menacingly roamed far from its banks, devouring large swatches of picturesque river towns and some of the Midwest's best farmlands. While countless news organizations chronicle both the courage of those fighting 'Big Muddy's' assault and the anguish of those wounded by it, another battle is about to begin. This battle will go all but unseen, for the ...

  • Mold causes lung infections in Washington twins

    An article last week in the Peninsula Daily News described two seven month old twins who have been battling respiratory problems that “doctors say was contracted through exposure to black mold in a Port Townsend rental home.” The children have been at an area children’s hospital since last December.LA Testing, an affiliate of EMSL Analytical and a leading indoor air quality testing laboratory, ...


  • Ike’s Destruction Leaves Behind Mold and Bacteria

    The remnants of Hurricane Ike moved into the Midwest and Canada early Monday after the storm left a trail of destruction from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. Flooding caused by Hurricane Ike has left an environmental nightmare for home and business owners in Texas, Louisiana and the Midwest. Wind, storm surge and torrential rainfall caused major damage across the region. And while floodwaters ...


    By Pure Air Control Services

  • 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.

  • Mold in Schools Can Make Children Sick

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive mold testing services to ensure the indoor air quality (IAQ) is safe for students and faculty. In October the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “Toxic schools: Could mold be the reason your child is sick?” The paper discussed the story of a six year old boy who had ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Is Mold in Schools Making Your Children Sick?

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for school districts across California to protect students and faculty. Pasadena, CA, November 16th, 2010 Last month the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “Toxic schools: Could mold be the reason your child is sick?” The article highlighted the story of a six ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mold at Military Housing Causes Concerns for Residents

    Last month, WTKR-TV NewsChannel 3 reported that forty military families have complained to them about mold problems at military housing in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  According to their report, they have received numerous inquiries from families that have had problems with mold on wet drywall, collapsing drywall and terrible musty mold odors. One family in particular had water damaged drywall ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Allergy Causing Molds Identified with Home Test Kit

    Over 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. People suffer from allergies caused by everything from insects to certain types of foods. Of all those with this condition, some 40 million have indoor and outdoor allergies as their primary allergy.  These may be comprised of allergic triggers to grass, pollens, molds and other irritants.   For people who suffer month after month the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Government Office Closed Due to Mold on Cayman Islands

    Earlier this month, the Cayman Compass published a report that one of the offices for Children and Family Services in the Cayman Islands has been closed due to mold problems.  The office, in Bodden Town, closed its doors on July 1st and its staff was relocated to another building until the Department of Environmental Health determines the office is safe once again for employees to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Causes Escondido Fire Station to Shut Down

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to help municipalities and property owners keep building occupants safe. Pasadena, CA, June 21st, 2010 Last month the city of Escondido, California closed fire station #4 and relocated its fire crew to another station in the city.  The events were prompted by an outbreak of mold in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California School District Battles Mold Problems Again

    In September, The Record published an article about mold being discovered in another California school campus. According to the article, the Washington School Development Center for the Handicapped was recently found to have high airborne levels of mold.  The building is part of the Lodi Unified School District.   The article states that this is the third school building this ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Met One Instruments, Inc.`s new portable BT-637 bench-top airborne particle counter now available

    You wouldn't think something so small could have such a big impact. However, Met One Instruments' new portable BT-637 Bench-Top Airborne Particle Counter is a small, portable tool that looks to have a big impact on Indoor Air Quality. This lightweight bench-top Indoor Air Quality instrument will monitor particulate matter, temperature, and relative humidity in the workplace and verify the health ...


    By Met One Instruments, Inc.

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