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  • Founder of IAQ Index Discusses Test Kits during Interview with IAQ Radio

    For over 5 years, IAQ Radio has been providing a venue for professionals dealing with indoor air quality (IAQ) issues a place to discuss industry trends, new developments and to help educate consumers.     Last Friday, Bruce Jacobs, MHS, CIH, was asked to be the guest for the weekly installment of the online broadcast.  Mr. Jacobs was asked to share his expertise on indoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 Allergies & Asthma Triggers Identified with IAQ Index

    Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs and is one of the most common long-term diseases of children.  Adults can also suffer from asthma and the relentless wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing that it can bring during an attack.   When an asthma attack occurs the body’s airways become smaller as they swell.  Less air makes its way to the lungs and the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • CNN Reports on IAQ Problems in the Nation’s Schools

    “Figures are hard to come by, but studies have estimated that a third or more of U.S. schools have mold, dust and other indoor air problems serious enough to provoke respiratory issues like asthma in students and teachers.”  This statement was made in a CNN article today entitled “Are schools making kids sick?”    The article has already caught the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Delaware IAQ Professional Identifies Fungal Pathogens

    Fungal pathogens can be found across the United States and the Mid-Atlantic region is no exception.  These fungi cause disease in humans and one of the most recognized types of fungi that cause opportunistic infections in immunocomprimised individuals is known as Candida.   Candidiasis is caused by fungal pathogens from the Candida genus.  Most infections are ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Taiwan prepares for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) legislation.

    Taiwan’s Indoor Air Quality Management Act is taking effect on Nov. 23, a survey shows that more than half of regulated public venues are not prepared for nor understand the regulations, legislators said yesterday. Stipulating that owners, managers or employers of mass gathering spaces are responsible for ensuring good indoor air quality in the venues, the act was passed by ...


    By PPM Technology

  • IAQ Test Kits Help Keep Families and Workers Safe and Productive

    People need to know that their homes, schools and places of business have safe indoor air quality (IAQ). According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.”  These indoor air quality pollutants may include a variety of different contaminants and gases.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Enviro Technology showcases the importance of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) monitoring

    Enviro Technology Services Plc, which is a world class supplier and UK exporter specialising in environmental monitoring instrumentation for air quality monitoring and industrial emissions applications is adding to its services by offering indoor air quality monitoring. The company is the sole UK distributor for the leading indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring products DirectSense® from ...

  • IAQ Index Releases Online Video about Home Test Kits

    Earlier this month, the nation’s leading provider of health-based consumer test kits for analyzing the indoor air quality of homes, schools and places of business released an online video explaining how the kits work.  IAQ Index produced the video to help educate the public about indoor air quality issues.   People spend up to 90% of their time indoors so it’s ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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

  • IAQ Concerns Worry Many Parents as Children Return Back to School

    In many parts of the country, children have already begun the new school year while others are enjoying a few final weeks of vacation.  During the summer months many classrooms sat empty while some school districts used the break to conduct renovation and remodeling activities in the empty classrooms.   Some of these vacant rooms experienced water leaks and moisture intrusion from heavy ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Critical Environment Technologies introduces new fifteen channel IAQ monitor

    Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI) will launch their new and improved YES Plus LGA at this year’s American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. YES Plus LGA has enhanced, easy to use features that will replace the current YES Plus monitor. This single-solution system is a multi-gas air quality monitoring and information recording instrument that ...


  • Illinois IAQ Consultant Helps Identify Microbial Toxins in People’s Homes

    Mold contamination in an indoor environment can result from flooding, plumbing leaks, elevated humidity levels and due to water incursions from rain.  When people discover water damage in their properties they need to be aware that mold can begin to grow in as short as 24 hours in many circumstances.   Many people are aware that elevated levels of mold in indoor environments can lead to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year from IAQ Index

    As 2012 comes to a close, and people come together to celebrate the holiday season, it is an ideal time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for.  IAQ Index would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our past clients and those who are involved with indoor environmental services for their dedication to helping people.   Indoor air quality (IAQ) issues with mold, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Study reveals new cancer risk from IAQ pollutants in household dust

    According to a new government report, commonly used pavement sealers containing cancer-causing substances are showing up in household dust. The report comes from research that was conducted in Austin, Texas by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Sealcoats used on driveways, playgrounds and parking lots made with coal tar appear to be the major culprit. According to the USGS report, ...


  • Critical Environment Technologies introduces new Fifteen Channel IAQ Monitor

    Critical Environment Technologies Canada Inc. (CETCI) will launch their new and improved YES Plus LGA at this year’s American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado. YES Plus LGA has enhanced, easy to use features that will replace the current YES Plus monitor. This single-solution system is a multi-gas air quality monitoring and information recording instrument that ...

  • Marketing IAQ, EH&S and Environmental Certifications to Raise the Bar

    Many highly qualified professionals in the indoor air quality, environmental, or health and safety industries, have obtained prestigious certifications from renowned industry organizations at some point in their careers.  Many took this step in order to better market their services to potential clients by using a certification acronym after your name.   Chances are, the strategy worked, ...


    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

  • Carbon Monoxide Hazards Identified by Innovative IAQ Test Kit

    Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-irritating, but potentially lethal gas produced during the combustion of liquid, solid, and gaseous fuels. CO may be produced from any furnace fired by fuel, wood stoves, kerosene heaters, gas stoves, and fireplaces. Other common sources include exhaust from motor vehicles, and emissions from charcoal grills and fuel-powered yard ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Radon Hazards Identified in Easy to Use IAQ Test Kit

    Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that results from the radioactive decay of radium.  It may be found in rock formations and groundwater beneath buildings or in certain building materials. The gas typically moves up through the soil and penetrates buildings through cracks, sumps and other holes in the building slab or foundation.   Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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