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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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Winter Allergies & IAQ Concerns Impact Many Texas & Gulf Coast Residents

    The weather across Texas has fluctuated from balmy to extreme cold this winter season.  During this time of year, some people who suffer from allergies due to pollen get a break from their symptoms.  Unfortunately, the winter weather’s impact on pollen in the air doesn’t mean other people still aren’t suffering from exposure to indoor allergens in their home, school or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates 200 Subscribers & 256,000 Video Downloads

    Today, the IAQ Video Network proudly announced that 200 people have subscribed to their YouTube channel.  This milestone occurred one week after the online video network celebrated their 250,000th video download.    The videos have covered everything from microbial pathogens and healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to vapor intrusion and occupational health ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates its 150th Educational Video Production

    Today, the IAQ Video Network announced the release of their 150th online video.  In addition, the online video network celebrated their 260,000 download.    Their latest educational video, which went public yesterday, discusses mercury exposure hazards in both the indoor and outdoor environments.  This latest video continues a long series of videos that have covered ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Human Resources Targets Mold & Other IAQ Concerns to Minimize Employee Risks

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide solutions for human resources professionals dealing with indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. Professionals involved with human resources (HR) deal with a myriad of employee concerns and risk management issues.  Their ability to identify, assess and prioritize risks is all part of the daily routine for many of these dedicated ...


    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

  • Pollen Allergies, Hay Fever & IAQ Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses pollen allergies, hay fever and IAQ.   Allergic rhinitis is an allergic inflammation of the nasal airways that occurs when an allergen, such as pollen, ...


    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 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 ...

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