biological air contaminant News

  • 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

  • Biological Contaminants Found in Mid-Atlantic Homes & Offices

    The Mid-Atlantic region of the United States has been hit with heavy rains and flooding during the end of the winter season.   Whenever there is elevated moisture or humidity levels, concerns over biological contaminants in the home or workplace become a serious issue.   Fortunately there are ways to minimize exposure to biological contaminants in buildings.  For example, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Swiss made air contamination test

    Technology Care LLC in Zurich, Switzerland has developed a simple test for measuring air cleanliness. Hans Wyssen, from Technology Care LLC, explains: “Airborne contamination, can severely impact health as well as business processes. DustCheck allows you to verify if proper air cleanliness is consistently being maintained in your facility.” Dustcheck provides more comprehensive information about ...


    By Technology Care LLC

  • Biological Contaminants in the Home Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    Today the IAQ Video Network released the 13th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate families about important environmental and indoor air quality issues.  The public outreach videos have all been produced in the past year covering everything from mold and Legionella to the latest video entitled Biological Contaminants in the Home.   The typical home ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Are Dangerous Biological Pollutants in Your Home?

    EMSL Analytical provides environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to protect building occupants from biological and chemical contaminants. Cinnaminson, NJ, March 4th, 2011 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) released a booklet entitled “Biological Pollutants in Your Home” to inform the public about potential indoor air ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Drinking Water Contaminant Categories Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses various drinking water contaminant categories.  “Access to clean water is a crucial ingredient for a healthy life,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane and Associates and the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Emerging Contaminants: New Challenges for the Water Industry

    Over the past decade there has been growing concern regarding the presence of biologically active contaminants including endocrine disrupters, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other substances in the aquatic environment. Emerging contaminants not only include those substances in active or past production, but also include their metabolites and other transformation products and chemical ...


  • Mold Test Kit Identifies Fusarium and other Fungal Contaminants

    Earlier this year, USA Today published an article about the high incidence of Fusarium that was found in a research study that tested sink drains in homes, businesses and institutions.    The article discussed these findings as a possible source of Fusarium infections in people.   Fusarium is a genus of fungi that is widely distributed in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Due to Asbestos Contamination, National Park Closes 30 Acres of Coastline

    The Republic reports that authorities have closed 30 acres of land on Horn Island, located in Mississippi, until further notice while asbestos contamination is removed. The asbestos was detected on tiles at a former biological testing site utilized by the U.S. Army. Today, the park is a popular recreational destination that has been reserved for the protection of natural and historical ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Q&A about national general survey on soil contamination in China

    MEP and MLR announced the report on the national general survey on soil contamination today, and the survey results showed the general condition of the soil environment across the country not optimistic; some areas are suffering from bad soil pollution, the environmental quality of the arable land is worrying, and there are pressing soil environmental problems in industrial and mining deserted ...

  • Contaminated IV Solution Points to Need for USP 797 Implementation and Compliance

    CNN recently reported that nineteen patients in six Alabama hospitals became infected with the bacterium Serratia marcescens after receiving contaminated intravenous total parenteral nutrition (TPN).  Nine of the 19 patients have died.  Investigators are working to determine if the infection from the bacterium found inside the IV bags of TPN solution is directly responsible for the ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • Biogenie Inaugurates UK’S 1st Contaminated Soil Treatment Facility

    Quebec, December 7, 2005 – On November 8, 2005, Biogenie inaugurated the UK’s first fully licensed contaminated soil treatment facility. Located in Warrington, near Manchester, the facility represents a $2M investment made jointly by the company’s UK affiliate, Biogenie Site Remediation Ltd., and its strategic ally, Biffa Waste Services Ltd. The new facility was inaugurated by the president ...

  • EPA awards Denver-area firm $80K to advance chemical and biological waste technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $80,000 to TDA Research, Inc., in Wheat Ridge, Colo., to develop technologies to protect public health and the environment following potential accidents or intentional attacks involving chemical and biological agents. Today’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) award is among more than $2 million EPA is providing to 25 small ...

  • Odour neutralization and air quality control.

    Labiotest is the Gruppo Luci company which has worked for more than 20 years in the field of smells neutralization and air quality control. Labiotest started as laboratory for environmental analyses and, as a pioneer on the market, developed activities in the field of odours to become an indispensable partner for those who are faced with such problems. Labiotest always considered it was important ...


    By Labiotest Srl

  • Putting a price on trees, grass and air

    Can you place a value on the impact to the atmosphere due to industrial activity? Or determine a cost to the loss of wetlands or forests to residential home construction? A professor at Simon Fraser University says we can, and we should. A new study from the Simon Fraser University School of Public Policy is calling for governments and private sector ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • Mid-Atlantic Industrial Hygienist Warns Metal Workers of Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids

    Over one million workers are involved with machine finishing, machine tooling, and other metalworking and metal-forming operations.  These workers could be at risk of exposure to microbial hazards associated with metalworking fluids (MWFs).    MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations. There are many MWF ...

  • Identifying Exposure Risks to Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids in New York and the Tri-State Area

    In New York and across the tri-state region, numerous manufacturing companies depend on the use of metalworking fluids (MWFs). MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations.  There are a number of MWF formulations ranging from straight oils to water-based fluids, which include soluble oils, and semi-synthetic ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Air Monitors launches new bioaerosol sampler

    Amidst growing concerns with the health effects of airborne particles, Air Monitors, a specialist instrumentation company, is launching a new portable air sampler which significantly enhances the ability to measure and control biological contamination. The ‘Coriolis µ’ has a new wet-walled cyclone technology that improves bioaerosol sampling for bacteria, pollen, endotoxins, ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Sabre forms BioWALL -- Protecting Water, Air, Land and Life

    The Sabre Companies announced BioWALL, a new Sabre Company formed to pursue specific private and public sector market opportunities to prepare for, prevent or respond to a full range of naturally occurring or human-induced biological and chemical threats. BioWALL leverages Sabre's 20 year proven record of combining technology, industry expertise and on-the-ground experience in effectively ...


    By BioWALL, LLC.

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