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  • School Indoor Air Quality Assessments Go Mobile / EPA Launches School IAQ Assessment Mobile App

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new mobile app to assist schools and school districts with performing comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) facility assessments to protect the health of children and school staff. The School IAQ Assessment ...

  • IAQ Professionals Play a Critical Role after a Hurricane

    In 2005, Hurricane Katrina was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.  Over 1,800 people lost their lives and it has been estimated that $81 billion in property damage resulted from Katrina.   The hurricane season in the United States began on June 1st and doesn’t end until November 30th.  In May, the National Oceanic ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Marketing Experts Offer Advice to Industry Firms

    The stock market in 2011 has witnessed a volatile year with the Dow Jones Industrial Average swinging up and down.  This has left investors uncertain of what will happen next.  This volatility has also left many businesses uncertain of what will happen next in the economy and some even wondering if a second recession is around the corner.   All of this uncertainty has had a ripple ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates 275,000 Video Downloads

    Today, the IAQ Video Network proudly announced that by day’s end they will have reached 275,000 video downloads from the online network.  The videos have covered everything from microbial pathogens and toxic chemicals to asthma triggers and the topic of their latest video, crystalline silica and silicosis.   The IAQ Video Network has made it their mission to educate as many people ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Accurate monitoring of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

    The Wireless IAQ Profile Monitor system is a integrated wireless system for monitoring multiple indoor air quality (IAQ) parameters, including but not limited to - Temperature Humidity Carbon Dioxide Carbon Monoxide Formaldehyde Nitrogen Dioxide Sulphur Dioxide Ozone Ammonia VOC’s ...


    By PPM Technology

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates 250,000 Video Downloads

    Today, the IAQ Video Network proudly announced that by day’s end they will have reached their immediate goal of 250,000 video downloads from the online network.  The videos have covered everything from microbial pathogens and toxic chemicals to asthma triggers and indoor air quality issues impacting our nation’s schools.   The IAQ Video Network has made it their mission to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Florida IAQ Consultant Helps Identify Defective Chinese Drywall

    Last month, it was reported than an $80 million settlement was reached between thousands of homeowners and a number of builders, suppliers and installers who used defective Chinese drywall.  Many of these affected homes were located throughout Florida.   The drywall has been blamed for emitting foul smells and sulfur compounds that corrode household items and building materials. Many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Radio Celebrates their 250th Show with Harriet Ammann, PhD, DABT

    Harriet Ammann, PhD, DABT is a legend in the IAQ world and our guest for this week. Dr. Ammann is currently Principal, Ammann Toxicology Consulting LLC; & an affiliate associate professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington. Harriet M. Ammann has been a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology since 1989. Up to 2006 Dr. Ammann was the Senior ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Complaints in Florida Offices Solved by Building Sciences Expert

    Last month, employees who work at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Tampa voiced concerns to the local media that their office was making them sick.  The employees are so concerned over exposure to mold that it has been reported that several now wear face masks to work.   The building where they work is close to 20 years old and has suffered from roof leaks over the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Thermal Imaging Cameras Provide Important Answers during IAQ Investigations

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) utilize advanced infrared cameras to help solve complex indoor air quality (IAQ) and building science issues.   Thermal imaging cameras have found many uses since their inception.  These specialized cameras are used by professionals ranging from firefighters and power line technicians to IAQ professionals and energy efficiency ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Expert Helps Delawareans Protect their Families from Heavy Metal Poisoning

    In Delaware, the Office of Lead Poisoning Prevention’s (OLPP) mission is to protect the health of Delawareans by preventing childhood lead poisoning and promoting health among children through education, safe environments, screening and early intervention.   Sussex Environmental Health Consultants, is a private company based in Delaware that has also helped countless families test for ...

  • Canada Mould Testing Lab offers Advanced Fungal Workshop for IAQ Professionals

    Diane Miskowski, MPH, Business Development Manager at EMSL is scheduled to speak in front of Ontario, Canada area indoor air quality professionals. The workshop is dedicated to helping indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals understand advanced sampling techniques for fungi. Topics will include fungal cultures, PCR, allergens, glucans, mVOCs, mycotoxins and more. The Advanced Fungal ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 225,000 Environmental Videos Downloaded from the IAQ Video Network

    Today, the IAQ Video Network proudly announced that they will have surpassed 225,000 video downloads from their online video network.  The videos have covered everything from fungal pathogens to occupational hazards and microbial toxins.   The IAQ Video Network has made it their mission to educate as many people as possible about IAQ, health and safety issues, environmental pathogens ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Infrared Thermal Imaging Detects Building Defects that Can Create IAQ Problems

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide thermal imaging assessments to identify structural issues. Infrared (IR) thermal imaging cameras are increasingly being used to identify building defects that can lead to mold growth and poor indoor air quality (IAQ).  Also known as thermographic cameras, they operate at wavelengths as long as 14,000 nm and create images using ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Gets Ready to Celebrate 200,000 Downloads

    Today, the IAQ Video Network proudly announced that they are moments away from celebrating 200,000 video downloads from their online video network.  The videos have covered everything from microbial pathogens to combustible dust hazards and numerous other health and safety issues.   The IAQ Video Network has made it their mission to educate as many people as possible about IAQ, health ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates 210,000 Environmental Video Downloads

    Today, the IAQ Video Network proudly announced that they have surpassed 210,000 video downloads from their online video network.  The videos have covered everything from various microbial pathogens to combustible dust hazards and numerous other health and safety issues.   The IAQ Video Network has made it their mission to educate as many people as possible about IAQ, health and safety ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaints in the Office Solved by IAQ Professionals

    Today, more people recognize the importance of healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environments.  This awareness and demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) has increased in recent years as the working public has become more educated about IAQ issues.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors and many ...

  • IAQ a Key Component for a Successful School Year as Texas Students Return to Classrooms

    Over 80,000 students begin classes today at the Austin Independent School District and similar situations are taking place at school districts across Texas.  In fact, close to 5 million students at over 1,000 school districts statewide are ready to begin the 2015-2016 school year. School districts face many challenges when it comes to providing a healthy learning environment for ...

  • Schools across Texas & the Gulf Coast Review New EPA IAQ Guidance

    In October, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality (IAQ) while increasing energy efficiency during school renovation projects.   “This guidance provides common-sense solutions for improving energy efficiency and indoor air quality in schools across the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQA & IAQ Training Institute Announce Major Revisions to Indoor Environmentalist Training

    The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and the IAQ Training Institute, LLC recently announced significant revisions to their Indoor Environmentalist training program. This course will now be taught in three levels (Awareness, Intermediate and Advanced) and incorporates the Essentials for Healthy Housing training materials from The National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH). According to Kevin ...

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