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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Environment: Commission takes action against UK for persistent air pollution problems

    The Commission has launched legal proceedings against the UK for its failure to cut excessive levels of nitrogen dioxide, a toxic gas. Nitrogen dioxide is the main pre-cursor for ground-level ozone causing major respiratory problems and leading to premature death. City-dwellers are particularly exposed, as most nitrogen dioxide originates in traffic fumes. European legislation sets limits on air ...

  • Avoiding IAQ Problems after a Flood Exposed in New Public Outreach Video

    Today the IAQ Video Network released the 12th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate families about important indoor air quality issues.  The public outreach videos have all been produced in the past year covering everything from mold and formaldehyde to the latest video on avoiding IAQ problems following a flood.   When cleaning up after a flood, the indoor ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Asbestos Containment Scheduled to begin at Court Street in Nashua, NH

    (Boston, Mass. – September 24, 2007) – Federal, state and local cleanup experts are jointly moving forward to address soil contaminated with asbestos adjacent to the Nashua Public Library. The work is being coordinated between the U.S.EPA, the city of Nashua and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services Asbestos was found in elevated levels in the half acre lawn area between the ...

  • New School Year Could Mean Exposure to Mold, Lead, Asbestos and Dust for Faculty and Students

    Core, one of the most recognized providers of commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) services, provides testing services to ensure summer construction projects at schools don’t create health hazards for students and teachers. August means back to school for millions of people as students and teachers alike get ready for the new school.  It also means many construction and remodeling ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • US testing confirms worn out artificial turf poses lead exposure risk

    While conducting a routine health investigation at a scrap metal facility in Newark this spring, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the federal Agency for Toxic Substances tested a nearby community athletic field for lead contamination. When samples taken from the field showed high levels of lead in the field dust, but not from the scrap metal facility, red flags went ...

  • Uncontrolled electronic waste recycling threat to children, says EC

    Current EU policy on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) highlights the need for greater recycling of electrical and electronic equipment to limit the total quantity of waste going to landfill. However, research carried out in China suggests that if recycling is not carried out safely then there is a significant risk to human health and the environment. The researchers from Hong Kong ...

  • MACPRESSE @DRUPA, Düsseldorf, 31 May – 10 June 2016

    The fair trade DRUPA  represents an important event for key operators of the printing equipment sector. A showcase of cutting-edge technologies for the printing, packaging, certified green printing and 3D printing sectors. We will be present with our solutions for box plants, printing plants ...


    By Macpresse Europa S.R.L

  • Ensuring quarries are healthier places to work

    Here’s the good news. Thanks to the almost wholesale adoption of best safety practice both in the UK and further afield, accidents within the quarrying industry are rare. In fact, there is a stronger chance that any site incident involves a kid on a quad bike exploring unknown territory rather than one of the 25,000 workers¹ who are directly employed by the industry here in Britain. ...


    By Casella

  • EPA fines violators of the lead renovation, repair and painting rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced three enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) and other lead rules. The RRP rule requires the use of lead-safe work practices to ensure that common renovation activities like sanding, cutting and demolition, which can create hazardous lead dust, are conducted properly by trained and ...

  • EPA urges caution on tornado renovation activities involving lead paint

    As the Joplin, Mo., area continues to recover from the May 22 tornado, EPA Region 7 recommends children and pregnant women keep away from work that could disturb lead-based paint. The Agency also urges persons working on construction surfaces that may contain lead-based paint to take precautions to prevent the spread of lead-contaminated dust, which is the most significant source of lead exposure ...

  • Natural disasters in the SouthEast cause EPA to urge caution on restoration activities involving lead-based paint

    Due to recent tornadoes, severe and straight-line winds, storms, and flooding in the Southeastern United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 is cautioning homeowners, volunteers, and other workers to take steps to ensure that individuals, especially children, are not at increased risk for lead poisoning, because of clean up and/or repair work. EPA urges pregnant women ...

  • Maine renovator faces penalty for violations of lead renovation rule

    A Rockland, Maine renovator is facing penalties for allegedly violating requirements designed to protect children from exposure to lead-based paint during painting and other renovation activities. According to information gathered by inspectors from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and EPA, two ...

  • 25 Years of Success – Outokumpu Stainless DC Plasma Smelting Facility

    Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works. Between 1982 and 1987, British Steel (Outokumpu today) made extensive investigations into the treatment of steel dust. Their research was far and wide and covered off many various methods of recycling, including alternative to plasma technologies. But, in 1985, they engaged Tetronics International to carry out a ...

  • Mold, Lead, Asbestos and Allergens may Greet Teachers & Students for the New School Year

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide indoor air quality (IAQ) and environmental assessments for school districts across Chicago and Northern Illinois.  KWQC News reported yesterday that sixteen classrooms in an elementary school in Cambridge, Illinois are contaminated with mold. From now until early September hundreds of thousands of students and faculty will ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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