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  • Independent Verification of Duct Cleaning is Crucial for IAQ

    Chicago property owners and managers turn to the building consulting experts at EC2 to provide independent third party verification of duct cleaning in commercial and multitenant buildings.   According the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website discussing duct cleaning the agency states, “If you decide to have your heating and cooling system cleaned, it is important to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 'Touch Screen' Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitor.

    The Touch Screen IAQ Profile Monitor is a stand-alone Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring unit, capable of continuously monitoring multiple IAQ parameters. Built with an integrated 3.5” ‘touch screen’ panel, sensor readings are displayed continuously and in real time. The user is able to navigate through the various sensors simply by touching the panel. The ‘touch ...


    By PPM Technology

  • IAQ application: Chromatotec analyzers used for performance monitoring of air purifiers

    For this study on indoor air quality, measures of CO2/CO, acetone, acetaldehyde, toluene and n-heptane were made according to the methodology described in the AFNOR standards XP-B44-013 and -200. To do this, Chroma CO and airmoVOC analyzers by Chromatotec were used to notice efficiency monitoring of air purifier. You can find the whole report  ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • IAQ Professionals Encouraged to Review their E&O Insurance Coverage

    Professional Liability insurance, also commonly referred to as Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance, is a critical type of insurance coverage for professionals who provide indoor air quality consulting and testing services.  This type of coverage provides protection for those who provide IAQ services from the complete cost of defending their business against claims of negligence and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • CETCI Launches YES IMS Ten Channel IAQ Monitor

    Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI) officially launches the YES Intelligent Monitoring System (IMS). YES IMS is a self-contained, indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring system with ten channel sensor capacity including relative humidity (RH) sensor, temperature sensor, up to seven additional gas sensors, and a remote gas sensor. Options include a fixed wall mount or a portable ...

  • An IAQ Legend Passes the Torch at the IAQA Los Angeles Chapter

    Franco Seif's last workshop as the Los Angeles IAQA Chapter Director took place last week on December 10th. Mr. Seif of Clark Seif Clark, Inc. (CSC) founded the L.A. Chapter on behalf of the American Indoor Air Quality Council (AmIAQC) in 2001.   Mr. Seif and the L.A. Chapter weathered the 2005 “Unification” process whereby the AmIAQC, the Indoor Air Quality Association ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA Releases a New IAQ Document for Commercial and Institutional Buildings

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just released “Indoor Air Quality in Commercial and Institutional Buildings”.  The booklet offers practical guidance for IAQ issues that are important for building owners and operators as well as industrial hygienists and IAQ professionals. According to the OSHA document, “Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a major concern ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Growth-Oriented HVAC Distributors Choose AirAdvice for IAQ Program Expansion

    PORTLAND, OR – Three top growth-oriented HVAC distribution companies – American Air Distributing, Inc., Phoenix Wholesale, Inc., and Trane-Heartland Dealer Sales Offices – have chosen to partner with AirAdvice, Inc., and made the AirAdvice HVAC-IAQ™ Program a key component of their plans to help their contractors increase sales and improve profit margins by tapping in to the rapidly growing IAQ ...


    By AirAdvice, Inc.

  • Utilizing Online Videos to Grow an IAQ or Environmental, Health & Safety Business

    Did you know that an online video is up to 50 times more likely to get a first-page Google ranking than a standard text page, or that 700 YouTube videos are shared on Twitter each minute?  And that Facebook users watch 500 years of YouTube videos each day.   More video is uploaded to YouTube in one month than the three major U.S. networks created in 60 years.   Still not ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • VOC Hazards in the Home and Workplace Identified by IAQ Test Kit

    Volatile organic compounds in the indoor environment have come under increasing scrutiny as people learn of the short, and long term, health risks associated with exposure.  VOCs include a very wide range of organic compounds that can be emitted from building materials and products. It is estimated that 50 to 300 different VOCs may be detected in the air of homes, schools, offices, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K Hosts IAQ Training Course by Indoor Sciences in Southern California

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, will be hosting Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences, Inc. to bring the IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course to Southern California. The IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course is a comprehensive two-day training course taught by Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences. Course topics include: contaminants, ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • New `Touch Screen` IAQ Monitor added to PPM Technology’s range of indoor air quality instruments.

    PPM Technology are pleased to announce our latest IAQ monitoring instrument - the Touch Screen IAQ Profile Monitor is built with an integrated 3.5” ‘touch screen’ panel, the user is able to navigate through the various sensors options simply by touching the panel. Each unit can contain sensors for a maximum of 8 customer specified IAQ parameters. Readings are displayed ...


    By PPM Technology

  • EMLab P&K Partners with Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences, Sponsors IAQ Training Course in San Francisco Bay Area

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, partners again with Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences, Inc. to bring the IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course to the San Francisco Bay Area. The IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course is a comprehensive two-day training course taught by Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences. Students completing the ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Marks 10 Years of Providing Industry-Leading MoldRANGE Reports to IAQ Professionals

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, marks 10 years of providing IAQ clients with its industry-leading MoldRANGE reports. EMLab P&K is the first and only testing laboratory in the IAQ industry to provide MoldRANGE reports.  EMLab P&K’s MoldRANGE report enables clients to understand which types of mold spores may indicate indoor mold growth, even when samples are taken in bad ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • EMLab P&K Partners With Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences To Bring IAQ Training Course to Irvine, CA

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, has partnered with Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences, Inc. to bring the IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course to Irvine, CA. The IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course is a comprehensive two-day training course taught by Ian Cull of Indoor Sciences that covers: contaminants, health effects, building science, HVAC, inspections, sampling, remediation, standards and ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • IAQ Experts Caution Residents of Puerto Rico about the Limitations of Some DIY Mold Test Kits

    Mold growing in homes, schools and businesses can be a problem across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  Its presence can cause allergic reactions, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), infections and trigger asthma in some people.   Some people who may suspect they have a mold problem in their indoor environment may be tempted to purchase a do it yourself (DIY) ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA warns that worker exposure standards are out-of-date

    Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a news release that stated, “While many chemicals are suspected of being harmful, OSHA's exposure standards are out-of-date and inadequately protective for the small number of chemicals that are regulated in the workplace.” In response, OSHA has created a toolkit to identify safer chemicals that can be used ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Boilers & Incinerators to be Impacted by New EPA Standards

    This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a news report that the “EPA Establishes Clean Air Act Standards for Boilers and Incinerators.” According to the release, “In response to federal court orders requiring the issuance of final standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing final Clean Air Act standards for boilers and certain ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • CDC May Tighten Lead Poisoning Standards

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends that children between the ages of 1 and 5 who have blood lead levels greater than 10 micrograms of lead per deciliter of blood should seek treatment.  Recently, the CDC announced that they are considering lowering this action level to 5 micrograms.   If the new standard is adopted then it has been estimated that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New Study Finds Formaldehyde Levels in California Daycare Centers Exceed Standards

    Last month, it was reported that researchers from UC Berkeley found that 9 out of 10 California daycare centers exceeded state safety guidelines for formaldehyde.  As part of the study, samples were taken from 40 daycare centers in Alameda and Monterey counties from 2010 and 2011. The California Air Resources Board funded the tests.   This research is of special concern since it ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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