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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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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  ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Illinois High School Students Learn about Indoor Air Quality

    Earlier this month, Ed Chambers was asked to present to environmental science high school students at Woodstock High School and Woodstock North High School.  Several classes got to learn about IAQ and jobs in the industry from Mr. Chambers, the owner of EC2, Inc., one of the Midwest’s leading environmental consulting firms.   Mr. Chambers taught the students about how indoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • More than One Cause of Many Indoor Air Quality Complaints

    Indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints have steadily been on the rise as more people spend time indoors, buildings are constructed ever tighter, and more people learn about the health effects of poor air quality.    Few people would ever admit to wanting to live in a home with IAQ problems, sending their children to a school with a contaminated indoor environment, or spending 40+ hours at ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality & Energy Efficiency in Schools the Focus of New EPA Guidance

    Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released new guidance to help school districts protect indoor air quality (IAQ) while increasing energy efficiency during school renovations. Energy management and protecting indoor air quality are both important considerations for a school’s facility management during energy upgrades and retrofits. Schools can protect student and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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.

  • Preventing Future Indoor Air Quality Problems during Construction Projects

    There are many factors that take place during the construction of a home or building that could potentially cause future indoor air quality (IAQ) problems for building occupants. These may include everything from the materials selected for the project and construction techniques to how building materials are stored. A major issue often revolves around water damage and mold growth. Many building ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • UL Launches Premier Indoor Air Quality Services in China

    Global product testing and certification leader UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced the official launch of its indoor air quality (IAQ) services in its Nansha testing service center in Guangzhou, China. This move follows the increasing demand in the Chinese market for a more environmentally healthy lifestyle, and is ...


    By UL LLC

  • 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

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