indoor allergen News

  • 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

  • Allergens in Indoor Environments Cause Illness and Lost Productivity

    The Illinois building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for allergens and other indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants. Allergens are all around us and during the spring season many people suffer from allergic reactions to pollen.  Pollen is not the only concern since pet dander, dust mites, cockroaches, molds and even exposure to latex can cause allergic reactions in people ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • The holidays trigger indoor allergens & asthma for many

    With the holiday season only a short time away many homes across the country are decorated with Christmas trees, wreaths and a host of other holiday ornaments and decorations. For the 20% of Americans who suffer from allergies and the 22 million who are afflicted by asthma the holiday season can be anything but joyous. For those who suffer from asthma and allergies their afflictions can be ...


  • Indoor Allergens & Steps to Reduce Exposure in the Home or Office

    For the millions of Americans with respiratory allergies, asthma or COPD, their home or office can sometimes be the source of allergens that can trigger or aggravate their condition. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, nasal allergies are estimated to affect close to 50 million people in the United States. Allergic rhinitis alone results in more than ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Allergens and Air Quality Concerns from Indoor Plants

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive consulting and testing services to determine of indoor plants are causing a degraded environment for building occupants.   The use of plants in indoor environments can create what appears to be a more pleasant environment for building occupants.  Research has shown there are several ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Environmental Experts Identify Allergen & Asthma Triggers Caused by Common Pest

    The mild climate in Puerto Rico and dense population in many of the islands' towns and cities makes the region an ideal environment for cockroaches to flourish. These insects are one of mankind's most commonly found pests. Thousands of species of cockroaches can be found worldwide, but just a handful of the species make up the vast majority of the pests found in homes and buildings ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Testing for Indoor Allergens Can Help People Minimize Allergic Reactions

    More than 50 million Americans reportedly suffer from allergies with approximately 80% of those affected by indoor or outdoor allergens. Some sufferers experience short-term seasonal allergies, while a growing number experience chronic, year-round allergic reactions. Indoor and outdoor allergies may produce nearly identical symptoms They may include sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Allergies or a Common Cold – Indoor Allergen Testing May Provide the Answer

    Most years, the cold and flu season starts in late fall and runs through mid-spring.  Although a person can catch a common at any time of the year, the winter months are when medical professionals generally see the peak in the number of people coming down with a cold.   However, that runny nose, sneezing and congestion could also be due to ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Pet Allergens & 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 the public about issues that may impact their health.  The latest educational video discusses pet allergens and indoor air quality (IAQ).   Most estimates put the number of pets in the United States at well over 100 million animals.  For many ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Allergens Cause Allergic Reactions in Buildings across Puerto Rico

    For many people who suffer from allergies in Puerto Rico, a check of the allergy forecast on television or the internet is a frequent activity. While there are many common allergens that can be found in the natural outdoor environment, there are also many allergens that may be present indoors that can be resolved.    It is not uncommon for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sleep Tips for Allergy Sufferers & Indoor Allergens Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses sleep tips for those who suffer from indoor allergens commonly found in bedrooms. “People spend a considerable part of their lives sleeping and as anyone who suffers from allergies knows all too well, it can be a real challenge ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • California Company Offers Testing Solutions for Residents Suffering from Indoor Allergens

    With summer just around the corner, many California residents have already begun relying on their air conditioning to keep their homes cool and comfortable. For those who suffer from indoor allergies, air conditioned homes with closed windows and doors, can under certain circumstances cause issues due to elevated levels of indoor allergens. Indoor and outdoor allergies often produce ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Occupational Allergens Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses a wide range of occupational allergens that workers may be exposed to while at the office, factory floor or jobsite. “There are numerous known occupational allergens that employees can be exposed to in the work ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Chicago Residents Battle Fall Allergens

    The Illinois building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for allergens from mold spores and other indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants.   More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and Northern Illinois is no exception. Some sufferers experience short-term seasonal allergies, while a growing number experience chronic, year-round allergic reactions. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Cockroach Allergens & Asthma Triggers 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 the presence of cockroaches in an indoor environment can cause allergies and trigger asthma attacks in some people. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports, “Droppings or body parts of cockroaches and other ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Puerto Rico’s Indoor Environmental Experts Identify Allergen & Asthma Triggers Caused by Common Pest

    The mild climate in Puerto Rico and dense population in many of the islands’ towns and cities makes the region an ideal environment for cockroaches to flourish.   These insects are one of mankind’s most commonly found pests.    Thousands of species of cockroaches can be found ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Puerto Rico’s Air Quality Professionals Identify Indoor Allergens & Pollutants to Help those Suffering from COPD

    In Puerto Rico, over 3% of the population suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD. That amounts to close to 110,000 residents who are afflicted by a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems.   COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and in some cases asthma.  The National Heart, Lung ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Latex Allergens in Puerto Rican Hospitals and Businesses

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that studies indicate that between 8 and 12% of the nation’s almost 8 million healthcare workers are sensitized to exposures to latex. Throughout the general population, the CDC states that between 1 to 5% of the population are also sensitized to this common allergen.   People can become sensitized and develop allergic ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Titan Environmental Solutions Now Offering Allergen Testing

    Titan Environmental Solutions Inc. is now offering allergen testing. With a simple 5 step procedure Titan Environmental can now identify the presence of allergens that include dust mite, cockroach, cat, dog, rat and mouse allergens. "Millions of Americans suffer from common allergens and we now have the ability to help them identify what is going on in their environment." said Project Manager ...

  • HVAC Inspections Reduces Allergens and Microbial Contaminants

    The building consulting experts at EC2 provide testing solutions for HVAC systems to determine if mold, particulates and other indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminants are present. With Labor Day behind us the summer is coming to a close.  Many HVAC systems have been running nonstop, but will soon be taking a break before they begin providing warm air to keep building occupants comfortable ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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