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  • Improve Indoor Air Quality by Identifying Areas of Mold Contamination

    Molds are found in virtually every environment, both indoors and outdoors. Although fungus and fungi are the more accurate scientific terms, "mold" and "mildew" are the non-technical names that are most commonly used to refer to any fungus that is found indoors.   Molds originate from the outdoors and are typically brought indoors through open doors and windows; by pets, and shoes and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: U.S. Indoor Air Quality Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0958093/US-Indoor-Air-Quality-Market.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=HVAC INTRODUCTION ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Enviro-Equipment, Inc. Announces the Addition of Laser Particle Counters for Indoor Air Contamination Monitoring

    Enviro-Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of the new TSI AeroTrak 9306-V2 Particle Counter to its rental fleet. A global provider of specialty equipment for environmental remediation and more, Enviro-Equipment expands their selection of ...


    By Enviro-Equipment, Inc.

  • Airborne Fungal Contaminants can be an Indoor Health Hazard

    Most people have been unfortunate to at some point witness water damage in their home, school, or place of business.  Water damage, whether from a flood, leaking roof, or broken pipe, can lead to mold growth in as short as 24 to 48 hours.   When mold begins to grow indoors it can lead to indoor allergies that last year round, trigger asthma attacks in susceptible individuals, and even ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • PTR-MS for indoor air quality monitoring

    A new review article discussed some most important applications of IONICON PTR-MS systems in indoor air quality monitoring Air quality indoors is influenced by many sources of airborne contamination e.g. VOCs (volatile organic compounds). These substances are emitted by household products, electronics such ...


    By Ionicon Analytik Ges.m.b.H.

  • New York Landlords Required by Law to Notify Tenants of Indoor Air Contamination due to Soil Vapor Intrusion

    In 2008, the governor of New York signed new legislation that added a section to the Environmental Conservation Law.  It requires property owners and owner agents to notify their tenants and occupants of any test results related to indoor air contamination associated with soil vapor intrusion. The New York law applies to both residential and non-residential properties. According to ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dirty Air Ducts and Indoor Air Quality Issues for Building Occupants

    Air ducts are a critical component of a building’s HVAC system. They deliver ventilation and a path for warm or cool air to provide a pleasant indoor environment for building occupants in homes, schools and commercial buildings. If air ducts become dirty and contaminated, they not only won’t operate efficiently and could be causing indoor air quality (IAQ) concerns. This ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • BSRIA launches Indoor Air Quality topic guide

    BSRIA is delighted to announce the release of its new topic guide on the subject of ‘indoor air quality’ (IAQ) which is available to download free from its website. The BSRIA Topic Guides are designed to be an ‘at a glance publication’ introducing readers to key industry topics and suggesting further reading. The guide is aimed at those looking for introductory information ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • California’s Child Care Facilities & Indoor Air Quality

    Approximately 1 million children, five years of age or younger, attend child care or preschool in California.  There are some 49,000 licensed child care centers in the state with about 80% of those located in homes. Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) published information from a study regarding air pollution and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Camfil Introduces The City M Indoor Air Purifier

    Camfil, a world leader in air filtration and clean air solutions, recently announced the release of the Air Purifier City M Freestanding Indoor Air Purifier, a cutting-edge unit that has been designed to remove odors, dust, and many other harmful contaminants from the air. “The Camfil City M comes equipped with particulate and molecular level filters that are designed to significantly ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Indoor Mold Contamination Following a Natural Disaster Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production shares information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about indoor mold contamination following water damage from a natural disaster.  “Floods, hurricanes and even tornadoes often result in property ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Solutions to the Economic Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality

    UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI) provides technology solutions for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and preventing lost productivity and dangerous health conditions. Our understanding of how indoor air quality issues relate to human health and worker productivity has increased dramatically over the last several decades.  However, quantifying the economic impact of poor IAQ has not been an ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Summer Allergies in Puerto Rico due to Outdoor Pollen & Mold or Indoor Contaminants?

    Many Puerto Ricans have allergies and although many associate the condition with the spring season, allergies can be a problem any month of the year.  Summer allergies can be caused by seasonal outdoor culprits or due to the presence of indoor allergens.  Two of the most common causes of summer allergies are due to the presence of pollen and mold.  Just last week, the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Endotoxin Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico Following Floods and Indoor Sewage Contamination

    Residents of Puerto Rico are familiar with occasional beach closures due to sewage spills or high bacteria counts in the water off of the islands’ famous beaches.  Raw sewage can contain a wide range of potentially harmful substances that may include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasites and fungi. Health officials take sewage in the water and on beaches serious and so should people ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Indoor Air Pollution Databases Help Plan Healthy Homes

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Air pollution sources are everywhere in the home, from the bacon and eggs frying in the kitchen, to the woodburning stove in the family room, the newly painted hallway, and even the carpet in the living room, according to a little known federal agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST. To help estimate the seriousness of these and ...

  • Odor Investigations Resolve Complex Indoor Air Quality Problems

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide inspection and odor investigation services to identify and resolve indoor odor problems. Complaints of strange odors in indoor environments are a common occurrence.  Most people have at one time or another walked into a room or building and have immediately noticed an unusual odor.  In many circumstances these mysterious ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA awards $2.4 million to improve indoor air quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding 17 cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university, totaling approximately $2.4 million to improve indoor air quality nationwide. Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors where levels of air pollution may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. Indoor air pollutants, such as dust mites, can ...

  • Furnace Maintenance and Indoor Air Quality Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses the importance of furnace maintenance and how these critical systems can impact a building’s indoor air quality.  “A furnace that is not working properly could be wasting energy and even threatening the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • UV and Molecular Filtration Technologies on Display at the Indoor Air Expo

    In less than three weeks, thousands of indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals and air conditioning contractors from across the globe will converge in Las Vegas, Nevada for the largest dedicated Indoor Air Expo in the nation.  For the fourth year in a row, the exposition halls will be shared with members of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) who are celebrating their 44th ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New York Office Buildings and Indoor Air Quality Complaints

    Millions of people work in office buildings in New York City and the surrounding tri-state area. Over the past decade, a growing number of workers and many of their employers have increasingly recognized the importance of a healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environment.  This awareness has created a growing demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) in the office ...


    By VOETS, LLC

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