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  • Monitoring levels of harmful pollutants in ice rinks and arenas.

    Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a significant concern in ice rinks and arenas; these facilities are especially vulnerable to the affect of an unhealthy indoor environment as fuel-burning equipment such as ice resurfaces are used indoors. PPM Technology and our partner in the United States, Joel Anderson of Precision Quality Consulting have supplied a ...


    By PPM Technology

  • US health agency finds high levels of toxic substances in emergency housing

    Testing by the nation's top health agency has found high levels of formaldehyde in government issued travel trailers and mobile homes used as emergency housing in the Gulf Coast Region after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005.  So, after denying for years that health problems of trailer occupants were caused by high levels of formaldehyde, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, today is ...

  • Levels of several air pollutants are higher indoors than outdoors

    New European research finds that the levels of several harmful air pollutants are greater indoors than outdoors, and even greater when measured on the person themselves. The measured levels of benzene are especially concerning and often indicate higher exposure than what is normally associated with the annual EU limit value set for ambient air quality. The European Environment and Health ...

  • High Levels of VOCs can cause IAQ Problems and Damage People’s Health

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) investigations and consulting services to identify formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). According to the EPA, studies have found that levels of several organic chemicals average 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. Volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs, refer to organic ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Study Finds Elevated Particulate Levels in Air on Train Platforms at Chicago Union Station

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released an air quality study that documents elevated concentrations of particulate matter (PM2.5) in ambient air on train platforms at Union Station in Chicago. The concentration of PM2.5 in air on the train platforms was 23 - 96 percent higher than concentrations recorded on nearby streets on the days that monitoring was conducted last summer. The ...

  • Gasera launches disruptive gas analyzer to protect humans from serious health effects

    Formaldehyde is a colorless gas with a pungent odor. Formaldehyde levels above 0.1 ppm can cause acute health problems, e.g. sore throat, skin irritation, nausea, scratchy eyes and cough. It is also classified as highly carcinogenic compound. Exposure to moderate amounts of formaldehyde has been linked to cancer, such as leukemia. However, the full effect of exposure to small amounts and all of ...


    By Gasera Ltd

  • PPM Technology exhibit at IPPS 2011

    PPM Technology had a trade stand and representative at the recent International Panel Products Symposium (IPPS) held in Llandudno, North Wales.  IPPS is the leading technical conference on wood based panels, including all aspects of panel production technology, feedstocks, resins and additives, market analysis and the use of wood based panels in furniture and construction applications.  ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Formaldemeter 400ST supplied to test indoor air quality at World Student Games 2011

    A number of PPM Technology's Formaldemeter 400ST instruments have been supplied to the 2011 World Student Games (Universiade 2011), held in Shenzen, Guandong Province, China. The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes.  Suzhou Stanford, one of PPM's distributors in the People's Republic of China won the contract for the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Illinois Fire May have Exposed Residents to Hazardous Chemicals

    Last month, 35 fire departments responded to a major industrial fire at a plastics plant in Zion, Illinois.  Due to heavy smoke and toxic fumes, evacuations were ordered for a 1 mile radius south of the fire that lasted approximately 2 hours.    One of the reasons for the large evacuation area was due to concerns over formaldehyde being released from chemicals burning at the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality - A Breath of Fresh Air in Asia.

    PPM Technology (UK) have recently completed a major deal to supply formaldehyde detection instruments to health authorities in China. PPM have supplied 120 of their hand-held instruments for detection of formaldehyde in the air – the Formaldemeter htv. The instruments will be supplied to the Government Procurement Office of Shan Xi Province. As well as this ...


    By PPM Technology

  • US Department of Labor`s OSHA forms alliance with Concerned Beauty Professionals to reduce chemical hazards in the beauty industry

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has formed an alliance with the Georgia Concerned Beauty Professionals in Atlanta to provide hair salon owners and workers with information, guidance and training to protect employees from exposure to products that contain hazardous chemicals, such as formaldehyde. The agreement will be signed between OSHA and the ...

  • FEMA`s Toxic Trailers Exposed

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 25, 2007 (ENS) - The Sierra Club is declaring a partial victory in its fight with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, over toxic formaldehyde found in some of the 120,000 mobile homes and travel trailers provided to hurricane survivors left homeless in 2005 by Katrina and Rita. In response to a public outcry by the Sierra Club and others, FEMA has decided to ...

  • Sentry Air Systems, Inc. Offers Fume Extraction System for Brazilian Keratin Treatment and Brazilian Blowout Fumes

    Salon fume extraction for formaldehyde fumes associated with BKT and Brazilian blowout treatments. HOUSTON - Recent research conducted by The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration has given salon owners and stylists a reason to exercise caution when performing hair straightening treatments like Brazilian keratin treatments and Brazilian blowouts. ...


    By Sentry Air Systems, Inc.

  • PPM Technology far east trade visit.

    PPM’s Managing Director – John B Jones recently paid a visit to a number of our distributors in the Far East. He visited our best selling distributors Science International in Hong Kong where constructive discussions were held regarding future plans including Science’s strategy for the Chinese market. Science have been successful in winning a number of large tenders for ...


    By PPM Technology

  • USB socket now incorporated into Formaldemeter htV-m

    In order to ensure employees are not exposed to dangerous concentrations ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Time spent in traffic has major effect on personal exposure to cancer-causing chemicals

    Our lifestyles determine how often we are exposed to cancer-causing chemicals, such as those in traffic emissions and cigarette smoke. A Swedish study reveals how exposure to these chemicals varies from person to person. Among its findings, the amount of time a person spends in traffic or refuelling their car significantly affects how much benzene and butadiene they could inhale. Many studies ...

  • NIOSH test accuracy of the Formaldemeter htv

    The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently carried out studies upon the PPM Technology Formaldemeter™ htV and another leading direct-reading formaldehyde monitor and compared the two instruments with the fully evaluated NIOSH 2016 (NIOSH 2003). The null hypothesis for the study was that the mean ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Occupational Hygiene 2012 - Enviro Technology set to showcase indoor air quality monitoring systems

    Enviro Technology, one of the UK’s leading air quality monitoring specialists will be showcasing their ground breaking systems at Occupational Hygiene 2012, the UK’s leading international scientific conference and exhibition for those involved in occupational and environmental hygiene on 24-26 April at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff. With growing worldwide concern about ...

  • Be Safe During the Bird Flu Epidemic

    Following a case of bird flu being confirmed at a duck breeding farm in the village of Nafferton, East Yorkshire, various poultry farmers will all be on high alert after the poultry market declared a high risk. In East Yorkshire, some 6,000 birds will be culled and a 10km (6 mile) exclusion zone is in place around the farm to prevent further spread of the virus H5N8. Emergency measures to contain ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Beauty Salons May Expose Workers and Customers to Carcinogens

    Few people who visit a beauty salon realize they may be putting their health at risk.  The Brazilian Blowout, the name given to a controversial hair straightening procedure, has come under the scrutiny of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).   The reason for the concern is the presence of formaldehyde in many of the products used in the procedure.  According to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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