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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • USB socket now incorporated into Formaldemeter htV-m

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


    By PPM Technology

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Greentech startup engineering advanced filter technology

    At the recent Filtration 2012 held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA, Innovative Labs, a greentech startup out of Petaluma, CA, presented a unique NASA tested air filtration process used in HVAC and residential stand-alone applications. This technology uses manganese oxide and titanium dioxide to destroy VOC's from indoor air environments. According to the EPA indoor air ...


    By Innovative Labs LLC

  • New DWS range of Downflow Workstations from Air Science

    The New DWS range of Downflow Workstations from Air Science give the operator safety where routine work is being carried out. These units operate at low noise levels and because they recirculate, they do not exhaust expensive conditioned and/or heated air into the atmosphere. The DWS Workstations have been specifically designed to provide a small bench mounted unit with unrestricted access for ...


    By Air Science USA

  • Markes International launches micro-chamber / thermal extractor for quality control of chemical emissions

    Specialist analytical thermal desorption instrumentation manufacturer Markes International Ltd. has announced the launch of a new higher temperature and larger capacity version of its popular Micro-Chamber / Thermal Extractor (?-CTE) for the measurement of (semi-) volatile organic compounds (SVOC) such as formaldehyde from materials. The innovative new Micro-Chamber / Thermal Extractor will ...


    By Markes International Ltd

  • Portable and Fixed Gas Detector Range Enhanced

    PPM Technology is pleased to announce a number of significant enhancements to our range of portable and fixed gas detection instruments. PPM has developed wireless connectivity for all our products; dedicated monitoring software enables our instruments to be managed wirelessly from a single PC; the collected data can be stored and analysed, analysis of ...


    By PPM Technology

  • California’s Child Care Facilities & Indoor Air Quality

    Approximately 1 million children, five years of age or younger, attend child care or preschool in California.  There are some 49,000 licensed child care centers in the state with about 80% of those located in homes. Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) published information from a study regarding air pollution and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Individual non-methane VOCs have large impacts on human health

    Emissions of non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOCs) can have damaging effects on human health. New research has now revealed that only three substances out of a large number of NMVOCs are responsible for almost all damaging effects on human health. Air pollution policies should be designed to target these substances specifically, rather than overall NMVOC emissions, the researchers ...


    By European Commission

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