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  • California School Discovers Mold Spores Surf their Own Wind

    LA Testing offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to protect building occupants from their allergenic and pathogenic exposure risks. Mathematicians and biologists from the University of California, Berkeley, Harvard and Cornell University recently released a new study about a fungus that releases thousands of spores virtually simultaneously to form a plume that reduces ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 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 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, ...


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • United Air Care of Southern California Offers Premium Air Duct Cleaning Services to Remove Harmful Airborne Particles

    Home and business owners who get their air ducts cleaned through United Air Care experience a marked positive difference in the cleanliness of the air they breathe. LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles has been labeled as the most polluted city in America for years now, a statistic that can be largely attributed to the city's ever increasing number of ...


  • Improve Indoor Air Quality by Identifying Areas of Mold Contamination

    Molds are found in virtually every environment, both indoors and outdoors. Although fungus and fungi are the more accurate scientific terms, "mold" and "mildew" are the non-technical names that are most commonly used to refer to any fungus that is found indoors.   Molds originate from the outdoors and are typically brought indoors through open doors and windows; by pets, and shoes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Does Your House Dust Contain Mold and Other Hidden Hazards?

    Molds are found in virtually every environment, both indoors and outdoors.  Molds originate from the outdoors and are brought indoors through open doors and windows; by pets, shoes and clothing; and via HVAC systems that bring in outdoor air.   In homes with water damage or excessive humidity, any molds that have entered a building can actually begin to grow indoors and release ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Environmental Expert Offers Advice to Orlando Residents Living with Mold

    Earlier this month, WFTV broadcast a report about residents of the Catalina Isles Condominiums in Orlando dealing with mold contamination issues in their homes.  This was the second time in as many years that the station highlighted problems faced by residents of the complex.   According to the report, when the issues first came to light two years ago the city found hundreds of code ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Woman Sues Hotel over Mold in her Room

    EMSL Analytical offers mold and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to identify airborne contaminates in people’s homes, schools and businesses. Cinnaminson, NJ, February 8th, 2012 This week, The Southeast Texas Record reported that a Texas woman has filed a lawsuit against a management group and hotel in Houston.  According to the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Summer Allergies in Puerto Rico due to Outdoor Pollen & Mold or Indoor Contaminants?

    Many Puerto Ricans have allergies and although many associate the condition with the spring season, allergies can be a problem any month of the year.  Summer allergies can be caused by seasonal outdoor culprits or due to the presence of indoor allergens.  Two of the most common causes of summer allergies are due to the presence of pollen and mold.  Just last week, the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Louisiana Mold and Lead Testing Laboratory Receives A2LA Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services, has recently announced that their Baton Rouge laboratory has been accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for mold and lead testing.  The news has already spread quickly with indoor air quality and environmental professionals who previously had limited choices for their ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dry Ice Blasting Removes Mold and Other Microbial Contaminants

    Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, utilizes dry ice remediation techniques to safely remove toxic mold from buildings. Today most people recognize that mold and bacteria can cause a host of health issues when found in buildings.  Floods, leaks, plumbing problems and elevated humidity can all cause microbial contaminates to grow in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Experts Caution Residents of Puerto Rico about the Limitations of Some DIY Mold Test Kits

    Mold growing in homes, schools and businesses can be a problem across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  Its presence can cause allergic reactions, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), infections and trigger asthma in some people.   Some people who may suspect they have a mold problem in their indoor environment may be tempted to purchase a do it yourself (DIY) ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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