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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Importance of Indoor Air Quality in Puerto Rico’s Commercial Properties

    While the thought of polluted air in the work environment may bring to mind faded images of coal miners covered in dust or factory workers surrounded by smoke and fumes from decades ago, the reality is many people who work in modern office environments are also being exposed to air quality pollutants.   The quality of the air that employees breathe is a ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • PPM Technology supplies wireless units for monitoring the air in indoor swimming pools

    Our Wireless IAQ Profile Monitor system is currently being demonstrated in an indoor swimming pool environment; the units contained sensors for Temperature, Humidity, Chlorine, Ammonia, Carbon Dioxide and Carbon Monoxide. Chlorine products are used in swimming pools to prevent growth and spread of bacteria and viruses. Nitrogen pollution is produced from organic derivatives. (sweat, urine) The ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Carpeting and Indoor Air Quality Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses how new and existing carpeting can impact the indoor air quality (IAQ) of a home or other type of building. Like many other household products and furnishings, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Painting Projects and Indoor Air Quality Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses painting projects and how they can impact the indoor air quality (IAQ) of a home or other type of building.   There are many ...


    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 ...

  • 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

  • VOCs causing IAQ Problems across the Mid-Atlantic

    VOCs include an assortment of chemicals used in our modern lives.  VOCs are emitted as gases from many common solids or liquids used by industry to make the products all around us. Exposure to some of these VOCs may cause short or long term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors than outdoors.  These VOCs are emitted by a wide collection of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • VOCs Exposed in a New Public Outreach Video

    The IAQ Video Network produces another public outreach video to educate families about environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.   Today the IAQ Video network released the 10th in a series of public outreach videos meant to educate families about important indoor air quality issues.  The public outreach videos have all been produced in the past six months covering ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Taiwan set to introduce Indoor Air Quality Management Act

    Taiwan’s Indoor Air Quality Management Act, which would test and manage the indoor air quality of public areas yesterday passed the third reading at the Legislative Yuan. The air quality management act targets public areas, such as schools, medical and government organizations, financial institutions, opera houses, hotels, post offices as well as public transportation platforms. ...


    By PPM Technology

  • 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

  • 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

  • Are VOC Limits for Paints in Southern California on the Way Down?

    The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban regions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.  The AQMD’s Rule 1113 covers architectural coatings that include paints and varnishes.   Rule 1113 was amended last month with some of the strictest VOC regulations in the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Allergens Lurking in Your Indoor Environment

    With the recent arrival of summer, warm conditions in many parts of the country have people closing their windows and turning on their air conditioners.  In many circumstances, closing doors and windows in a home or building can allow concentrations of indoor pollutants and allergens to rise. These allergens can cause issues for anyone who suffers from allergies.    For many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • CASELLA LAUNCHES NEW INTRINSICALLY SAFE MONITOR for VOC’s

    CASELLA LAUNCHES NEW INTRINSICALLY SAFE MONITOR for VOC's Casella CEL, the specialist provider of workplace monitoring technologies, launches 'VOC Pro', a new , ATEX & UL certified, hand held, photoionisation air monitor ...


    By Casella

  • E Instruments Proud to Introduce the VOC Plus - the Latest Handheld VOC Emissions Analyzer

    Writing to customers from our headquarters in Langhorne, PA, we here at E Instruments—the designers and manufacturers of air quality monitors and emission analyzers—are proudly introducing our latest handheld VOC emissions analyzer, the VOC Plus. With this handheld emissions analyzer, it’s now easier than ever to rapidly, and ...

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