formaldehyde vapor News

  • Formaldehyde Testing Made Easy

    Concerned about the risks of formaldehyde exposures? Sample collection for formaldehyde vapor is easier than ever with the UMEx 100 Passive Sampler. Use this monitor to collect 15 minute shortterm samples or leave the sampler in the environment for 24+ hours for longterm sampling. Get The Samplers You Need Formaldehyde Testing Kit $99.00 And for the September ...


    By Analytics Corporation

  • IAQ Test Kit Identifies Formaldehyde Hazards

    Earlier this year, the company behind a popular hair straightening product came to a settlement agreement with the Attorney General of California.  The Brazilian Blowout hair product had made headlines across the nation due to concerns over potential exposure to formaldehyde for both hairstylists and the general public.  The agreement now requires the product manufacturer to warn ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues Due to VOCs, Vapor Intrusion and Landfill Gases

    Today, there are several thousand operational landfills spread across the United States.  Some estimates have put the number of old municipal landfills that are no longer in operations at approximately 10,000 sites.     Although landfills were once primarily built far from people, many of these landfills are now surrounded by neighborhoods and various forms of commercial ...


    By IAQ Index

  • 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

  • Insurance Industry Targets Indoor Air Quality Concerns to Minimize Risks

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide solutions for indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns that can trigger health problems and increase risks and liabilities.  There have been thousands of lawsuits brought be people claiming to have been injured by living in, or working around, places with IAQ problems.  Both commercial and residential properties are subject to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Supplier for Embalming Chemicals Takes Action to Improve Safety at Facilities under Settlement

    A supplier and former manufacturer of embalming chemicals has taken actions to increase public safety at its former Cambridge, Mass. facility, as well as at distribution warehouses in Texas, Illinois and California, under a settlement with EPA. The settlement with Dodge Company of Billerica, Mass. addresses concerns identified by EPA that procedures designed to prevent accidental releases of ...

  • New Purair 5 Ductless Fume Hood

    The NEW PURAIR 5 Ductless Fume Hoods from Air Science USA feature a high level of operator protection where routine work is being carried out. The units exceed OSHA, ANSI and all relevant international standards.The Ductless design eliminates installation costs and allows the unit to be positioned over a sink or benchtop apparatus. There are three models available with a choice of 24', 36' or 48' ...


    By Air Science USA

  • VOCs Exposed in a New Public Outreach Video

    The IAQ Video Network produces another public outreach video to educate families about environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.   Today the IAQ Video network released the 10th 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 six months covering ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • AristaTek, Inc. Releases Written Brief on the Toxic Consequences of Smoke Plumes from Burned Crude Oil

    Aristatek, Inc, a leading provider of hazardous materials planning and response solutions, has prepared a written brief detailing the consequences of toxins in smoke plumes from spilled crude oil in response to the numerous railcar disasters that have recently taken place in the United States and Canada. The company will make this brief available at no cost to Hazmat teams, fire departments/fire ...


    By AristaTek, Inc.

  • Buyers of Foreclosed Properties in the Mid-Atlantic Beware

    Maryland’s home foreclosure filing rate increased in November 8.6% from the previous month.  Across the region property buyers are finding bargains due to the large number of foreclosures.   Foreclosed properties can offer buyers great value when purchasing residential or commercial properties.  Since many of these properties have been vacated for some time, and others have ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Environmental Professionals Help Ensure Foreclosed Properties are Safe

    Foreclosed properties can offer buyers tremendous value when purchasing a residential or commercial property.  Since many of these properties have been vacated for some time, and others have not been maintained, potential buyers should be aware of possible indoor and outdoor environmental risks that may be present before buying. Many of these potential hazards may also be present in ...

  • OSHA seeks $250,000 in fines for explosion at manufacturing plant

    OSHA has cited two New Hampshire companies for alleged violations of workplace safety standards following a Jan. 23 explosion at a manufacturing plant in Nashua. Combined penalties against the two employers total $257,500. The explosion occurred at Worthen Industries Inc. when flammable vapors ignited while workers were installing a new motor on a vessel used in the plant's manufacturing process. ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • New substances added to HHS report on carcinogens

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today added eight substances to its Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemicals and biological agents that may put people at increased risk for cancer. The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical known as aristolochic acids are listed as known human carcinogens. Six other substances — captafol, ...

  • New substances added to HHS report on carcinogens

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today added eight substances to its Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemicals and biological agents that may put people at increased risk for cancer. The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical known as aristolochic acids are listed as known human carcinogens. Six other substances - captafol, cobalt-tungsten ...

  • IAQ Complaints in the Office Often Caused by More than One Issue

    Millions of Americans spend 8 or more hours of their day in office buildings across the nation.  As the public has come to recognize the importance of good indoor air quality (IAQ) for their health, comfort and productivity, its importance has grown in recent years.   Unfortunately, not all office workers breathe good air while on the job.  Many office buildings have a number of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Oilfield Solutions Inc. cited for 33 safety violations by US Department of Labor`s OSHA for exposing workers to hazards

    Oilfield Solutions Inc. has been cited with 33 safety violations. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed $74,800 in penalties for deficiencies in Oilfield Solutions' process safety management program and for exposing workers to other workplace hazards at its Midland oil field chemical manufacturing plant. The inspection, which began in January, ...

  • New Public Outreach Video Exposes Legionnaires’ Disease

    The IAQ Video Network produces another public outreach video to educate families about environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.   Today the IAQ Video network released the 9th 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 six ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Good intentions may result in bad health

    President Obama’s stimulus investments in home energy efficiency may have the unintended consequence of increasing future medical costs. The stimulus bill contains $1500 tax credits for homeowners who install energy efficient doors, windows, and/or insulation. Studies in both the United States and England have shown that these home upgrades can reduce air infiltration by 50% in older homes, and ...


    By Tox Free Inc.

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