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  • 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

  • Dusts Containing Asbestos can be found in Some Older California Buildings

    Across California, asbestos was used heavily in many building materials up until the mid-1980s. If these asbestos containing materials are disturbed or become friable with age, the asbestos may become airborne and spread throughout a property. Eventually these asbestos fibers will settle and may contribute to dusts found in buildings. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Bulk Container Manufacturer Unveils Sanitary Dispensing Container

    Material handling product manufacturer MODRoto, Madison, IN (MODRoto.com) has unveiled its Powder-Saver dry hopper container in a sanitary design. Rotationally molded from FDA/USDA-approved polyethylene and fitted with a stainless steel, dust-tight slide gate, the plastic, sanitary dispensing container ...


    By MODRoto

  • Geosynthetics for CCR Containment and Closure

    New federal regulations on the disposal of coal combustion residuals represent new approaches in response to events where coal ash has been inadvertently released from impoundments, the blowing of contaminants into the air and the leakage of potential contaminants into groundwater. “The rule establishes technical requirements for landfills and surface impoundments under Subtitle D of the ...


    By Agru America, Inc.

  • More reasons not to store dust in your dust collector hopper

    One of the most common baghouse operation practices that we find when we send a dust collector technical advisor out to various facilities is that many plant unwisely use the hopper on their dust collector for storage of the collected dust. Sometimes this is done unwittingly, as maintenance staff simply overlook emptying the hopper on a regular basis. Other times, this is more or less included ...


    By Golden Specialty, Inc.

  • Dust storm shrouds NSW and Queensland

    An eerie fog of dust blanketed South East Queensland this week, reducing visibility to less than 150m, and bringing flights, traffic, job sites, and cranes to a standstill in places as people hoped for the best to nose through the surreal conditions. While the haze kept temperatures below the forecast 30-plus maximum, it also hampered efforts by firefighters to use aerial water bombers to contain ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • House Dust Allergens 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 house dust allergens and indoor air quality.   Virtually everyone has experienced sneezing, a running nose or itchy eyes after cleaning their home.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor dust poses significant endocrine disruptor risk

    The risks from exposure to outdoor pollution or sources like tobacco smoke are well known, but indoor dust can also pose health risks, especially to young children. New evidence shows that indoor dust is highly contaminated by persistent and endocrine-disrupting chemicals, including some chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) which have been banned since the 1970s. Endocrine ...

  • Cypher announces next generation of Dust Stop

    Cypher's previous Dust Stop was an amazing product but this next generation is so perfect at suppressing road dust and dozens of other soil and dust containment, erosion, serious health conditions and numerous other problems created by fugitive dust that Cypher is pleased to advise to all of those that have been anxiously awaiting this release that it is now here.   Dust Stop, as ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Workers Exposed to Wood Dusts can be at Risk

    Tens of thousands of workers across the Mid-Atlantic region are exposed to wood dusts every time they go to work.  These workers include carpenters, construction workers and people who work in factories that utilize wood and wood products.   While many people recognize that wood dusts can pose a combustible dust hazard, few recognize that exposure to wood dusts can cause a host of ...

  • Efficient dust control for belt conveyor transfer points

    Sandvik’s dust suppression system Clear is an electrostatic dust binding device for bulk material conveying systems, developped and widely used in Europe and offering guaranteed dust suppression of over 90%, has now been launched in Australia and South Africa by Sandvik Mining and Construction. The system is ionization-based and has been designed to bind dust where it is formed. It is a simple ...


    By Sandvik Mining

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • PCB-Containing Caulk Found in Many Homes and Buildings

    Caulking is a common building material found in virtually all homes and buildings. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints to make them water and airtight.  Unfortunately, many caulking materials used in the past to build and renovate residential and commercial properties contained polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). According to research conducted by the U.S. Environmental ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • New equipment for processing of carbon-containing feedstock.

    The Technokomplex company announces of beginning offering for sale two new types of the equipment - KVARK-500 Drum Furnace for Gas-vapour Activation of Carbon-Containing Feedstock and UGLAS-800 Gas Generator. The furnace allows activationof pyrolysis product (carbon-containing residue) and carbonize products like brown ...


    By Technokomplex

  • Study reveals new cancer risk from IAQ pollutants in household dust

    According to a new government report, commonly used pavement sealers containing cancer-causing substances are showing up in household dust. The report comes from research that was conducted in Austin, Texas by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Sealcoats used on driveways, playgrounds and parking lots made with coal tar appear to be the major culprit. According to the USGS report, ...


  • Contaminated house dust linked to parking lots with coal tar sealant

    Coal-tar-based sealcoat—the black, shiny substance sprayed or painted on many parking lots, driveways, and playgrounds—has been linked to elevated concentrations of the contaminants polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in house dust.  Apartments with adjacent parking lots treated with the coal-tar based sealcoat contained house dust with much higher concentrations of PAHs than apartments ...

  • Phoenix home builder fined $155,000 to settle dust violations

    SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined with Richmond American Homes of Arizona, Inc. $155,000 for alleged dust violations that occurred at five residential construction sites in Maricopa County. The violations were discovered during routine inspections from 2003 to 2005 conducted by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department. “Maricopa County's particulate ...

  • Measure to Manage: ET launches new monitor for construction’s “dastardly dust”

    Leading air quality monitoring equipment specialist Enviro Technology Services Plc has launched a new monitor specifically developed with construction dust applications in mind. With both the Institute of Air Quality Management and the Mayor of London recently publishing guidance on assessing dust emissions from demolition and construction sites, the launch of the new, web-enabled monitor ...

  • Test Kit Swabs Fail to Detect Lead Dust in Homes

    ROCHESTER, New York (ENS) - The quick, inexpensive test kits used by homeowners nationwide to detect lead-laced dust are prone to high error rates, according to a new University of Rochester study. Researchers found that 64 percent of the locations that LeadCheck Swabs indicated were safe, actually had hazardous concentrations of lead in dust, according to federal ...

  • Dust Control - Toxic Chemical Products Replaced by Certified Environmentally Friendly Alternative

    Roads are thelargest source of dust contamination in existence today. This is a very serious situation that the world must address immediately and it must be sustainably rectified for the benefit of all living things that inhabit this fragile planet. The amount of suspended particulate matter that is derived solely from roads is increasing at an exponential rate due to the production of new roads ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

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