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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

  • EMLab P&K Expands Services for IAQ Testing at Boston, Minneapolis, and Nashville

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, announces expanded local services for IAQ testing professionals in Boston, MA, Minneapolis, MN, and Nashville, TN. Starting today, IAQ professionals can drop off IAQ testing samples at EMLab P&K’s service locations through TestAmerica. With the expansion of local services, clients can easily drop off all types of IAQ testing samples – ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • California Mold Testing Lab offers Advanced Fungal Workshop for IAQ Professionals

    Anaheim, CA Dr. Jason Dobranic  is scheduled to speak in front of Southern California area indoor air quality professionals.  The workshop is dedicated to helping indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals understand ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Indianapolis Mold Testing Lab offers Advanced Fungal Workshop for IAQ Professionals

    Dr. Jason Dobranic  is scheduled to speak in front of midwest 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 Workshops for IAQ ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Florida Mold Testing Lab offers Advanced Fungal Workshop for IAQ Professionals

    Orlando and Fort Lauderdale Area Environmental Professionals Look Forward to Advanced Mold Diagnostic Solutions & Information Dr. Jason Dobranic  is scheduled to speak infront of Orlando & Fort Lauderdale area indoor air quality professionas this December.  The workshop is dedicated to helping indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals understand ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IAQ professionals join EMSL Analytical

    Industry veterans Ben Sublasky and Randy Cavadini are now utilizing their expertise at EMSL’s Phoenix laboratory. EMSL Analytical, a leading provider of advanced environmental laboratory services and products, is proud to announce the addition of two well known environmental professionals to their team. Ben Sublasky officially joined the company as the National Director of Client Services and ...


  • 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 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

  • Free Radon Test Kit Offered by the Leading IAQ Home Test Kit Provider

    With fall officially arriving last month, many parts of the country are experiencing cool days and even cooler nights.  This autumn weather often causes people to begin shutting windows and firing up the HVAC system to bring warmth and comfort to their homes.   As people begin to keep doors and windows shut, any indoor air pollutants may begin to buildup.  One of these pollutants ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Releases a New Video on Stachybotrys

    Yesterday, the IAQ Video Network released the 16th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate families about important environmental and indoor air quality issues.  The public outreach videos have all been produced in the past year covering everything from asbestos, radon and Legionella, to the latest video about Stachybotrys chartarum.   ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Video Network Celebrates 1,200th YouTube Subscriber

    Today, the IAQ Video Network celebrated its 1,200th subscriber to the educational network’s YouTube channel.  The popular channel is home to over 350 videos that have been produced so far, covering issues pertaining to IAQ, EHS, infection control, HVAC, industrial hygiene and other health and safety topics.   “It’s an honor to now have 1,200 subscribers that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Humidifiers May Cause IAQ Health Concerns

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide services to help determine if humidifiers are causing conditions conducive to mold growth, dust mites and other allergens. In December Consumer Reports published an article about humidifiers and their use during the cold winter months.  The article reported that humidifier sales triple in the cold months as people look for ways ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 550 Subscribers Connect with the IAQ Video Network

    Today, the IAQ Video Network proudly announced that 550 people are now subscribed to the network’s YouTube channel.  This milestone is in conjunction with over 542,000 video downloads of the online network’s 225+ videos.    The videos have covered everything from fungal and bacterial pathogens to lead and asbestos hazards people may be faced with during home renovations ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Vent Cleaning can Improve IAQ, but Buyer Beware

    Commercial property owners and managers across Illinois and Chicago turn to the building consulting experts at EC2 to provide unbiased inspections and verification of duct cleaning in commercial and multitenant buildings.   This morning the Associated Press reported that a lawsuit has been filed in Cook County Circuit Court against a suburban Chicago vent cleaning company.  The suit ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Over 325,000 IAQ Video Network Downloads Recorded

    Today, the IAQ Video Network proudly announced that over 325,000 of their educational videos have been downloaded by the public.  The informative videos have covered everything from fungal infections and toxic chemicals to asbestos and lead. The topic of their latest video, released just two days ago, is airborne fungal pathogens.   The IAQ Video Network has made it their mission ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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