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  • Indoor Air Quality Issues and People’s Health in Puerto Rico

    Last month, USA Today published the article, “Is your home or office affecting your health?” One of the areas of focus in the column was the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) and minimizing indoor pollution. Indoor air quality was addressed from both the perspective of better health and from the business perspective of how it can increase productivity and decrease sick ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

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