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  • Indoor Air Quality Issues Due to VOCs, Vapor Intrusion and Landfill Gases

    Today, there are several thousand operational landfills spread across the United States.  Some estimates have put the number of old municipal landfills that are no longer in operations at approximately 10,000 sites.     Although landfills were once primarily built far from people, many of these landfills are now surrounded by neighborhoods and various forms of commercial ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Monitoring the Air in Indoor Swimming Pools

    PPM Technology are co-operating with our long-standing partners Tennants Distribution Ltd in an exciting new project for monitoring the indoor environment in indoor swimming pools. We have recently supplied 2 monitoring units for use in a swimming pool environment, a large IAQ monitoring unit containing sensors for Temperature, Humidity, Chlorine, Ammonia, Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide, ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • How important is school indoor air quality?

    Indoor air quality issues in schools across the West Coast have gotten increased attention as the school year has begun. According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bulletin (EPA 402-f-00-009), “Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause illness requiring absence from school, and can cause acute health symptoms that decrease performance while at school. In addition, recent data suggest ...


  • 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

  • Identifying Indoor Exposure Risks from VOCs in Residential and Commercial Properties across Puerto Rico

    Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted from thousands of different products and building materials that can be found in businesses, homes and schools throughout Puerto Rico. These VOCs are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids and can then inhaled by building occupants.  VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Dynamic Air Quality Solutions Celebrates Three Decades of Indoor Air Quality

    Dynamic Air Quality Solutions, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance indoor air quality products, is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the Dynamic Air Cleaner. It was thirty years ago that the first one-inch polarized-media electronic air cleaner rolled off the ...

  • Formaldehyde and VOC Concerns in Baby Nurseries

    Last week, California’s KVTU reported on concerns over off-gassing from products and furnishings in newborns’ nurseries. The article brought to light the use of volatile organic compounds, including formaldehyde, that are commonly found in furnishing and baby products used in nurseries.   According to the article, “When some parents bring their babies home for the first ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New PTR-MS application showcase - indoor air quality

    Volatile Organic Compouns (VOCs) are chemicals that vaporize at room temperature and many of which are known to be harmful to our health or have a bad smell. Nearly every commercial product we use emits VOCs, some of them on purpose (e.g. air fresheners) but a lot of them unintentionally (e.g. furniture like carpets or paints). Learn more about  ...

  • Levels of several air pollutants are higher indoors than outdoors

    New European research finds that the levels of several harmful air pollutants are greater indoors than outdoors, and even greater when measured on the person themselves. The measured levels of benzene are especially concerning and often indicate higher exposure than what is normally associated with the annual EU limit value set for ambient air quality. The European Environment and Health ...

  • Simple Swedish device effectively reduces harmful indoor air pollution

    Indoor air quality can be significantly improved using a simple device which traps harmful chemicals emitted from glues, paints and building materials, a new study has shown. Designed in Sweden, the researchers demonstrate that the surface emissions trap’, especially effective for damp buildings, also prevents emissions from mould and can remove unpleasant odours. Volatile organic compounds ...

  • Indoor Air Quality Experts Educate the Public about Common IAQ Pollutants

    For most people, the vast majority of their day is spent indoors.  Whether at home, in the office, or attending school, many people spend up to 90% of their time in indoor environments.   With so much of their day indoors, the quality of the air they breathe is vital to their health.  In many homes and buildings, there are numerous potential pollutants that can cause health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Mariel Hemingway Promotes Healthy Indoor Air Quality in Illinois

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for both new construction and existing buildings to ensure building occupants are breathing healthy air.   Earlier this month the Chicago Tribune published an article about actress and green activist, Mariel Hemingway’s visit to the recently opened Healthy Child Healthy World (HCHW) show ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ways a Home’s Ventilation Could Cause Indoor Air Quality Issues

    Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors so the indoor air quality (IAQ) in their homes is a critical component of a healthy life.  At times, indoor pollutants can accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort issues, particularly when there is too little outdoor air entering a building. These pollutants may include mold, bacteria, tobacco smoke, volatile organic compounds ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Back to School 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 how indoor air quality issues can impact students and faculty in school districts across the nation.   According to the EPA, “Poor indoor air quality can impact the comfort and health of students and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Home Ventilation & Indoor Air Quality Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how home ventilation impacts people’s indoor air quality (IAQ).   Indoor pollutants can sometimes accumulate to levels that can pose health and comfort issues when too little outdoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Winter Brings Heightened Concerns over Indoor Air Quality Issues

    During the cold winter months, people tend to spend an ever greater portion of their time indoors.  It is during this time of the year that several unique indoor environmental issues can cause health and safety concerns for people in homes, schools and office buildings.   Common winter complaints may include issues related to overly dry air, stuffy rooms, and odors.  Some building ...


    By IAQ Index

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