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  • Mold Counts at Record Highs in Chicago

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 provide indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services for mold and other microbial contaminants to ensure building occupants have healthy air to breathe.   Last week’s mold count in Chicago was over 81,000 according to the Gottlieb Daily Allergy Count.  It was the highest of the season and of the past five years.  These ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Count Triples the Threshold Alert in Midwest

    According to NBC Chicago, an air quality alert has been issued in the Midwest after dangerous levels of mold were detected. Allergists in the area suggest that the high mold level could cause headaches, congestions, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, and fatigue in individuals exposed to the air. Reports state that the mold count on Monday August 6th reached 125,000, nearly triple the threshold ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Your Spring Allergies may not Just be Related to High Pollen Counts

    It has been reported that more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies. Some sufferers experience short-term seasonal allergies, while a growing number experience chronic, year-round allergic reactions.  Recently, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released their list of the top ten cities for spring allergies.  This year Knoxville, Tennessee was listed as the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL lowers ERMI mold testing price to $150

    Due to increased operating efficiencies we are now offering the ERMI mold test for $150 for a 5 day TAT. If you are not familiar with the test it was developed by EPA as a screening test to predict which homes have a potential mold burden.The test is conducted by collecting a composite dust sample in the living room and bedroom using a vacuum dust collection device. The dust is then analyzed by ...


  • EMSL Moves Asbestos and Mold Lab to Denver

    EMSL - 30 Years of Quality Asbestos Lab Results PRLog (Press Release) - Aug 11, 2011 - EMSL is pleased to announce the move of their Colorado laboratory currently located in Centennial to a new location in Denver conveniently located off I-25.  The new facility is a state of the art 3,800 s.f. building which nearly doubles ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • High Mold Levels Reported Across the Chicago Area

    Earlier this month, Chicago’s WLS-TV reported that the area was experiencing extremely high mold counts in the outdoor air.  The report stated that a mold count of 60,000 had been recorded and warned area residents of potential allergic reactions and encouraged people to stay indoors in an air conditioned space.   Many people recognize that high levels of mold in the natural ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Mold Remediation Professionals Turn to MBM Insurance Resource Center

    Although problems due to mold growing in indoor environments has been an issue for many years, it is primarily only in the past two decades that this problem has garnered widespread public attention and media coverage. Today, most people recognize that mold growth can lead to high levels of fungal contaminants in the air that could expose building occupants to respiratory issues, allergies, ...

  • Summer Allergies in Puerto Rico due to Outdoor Pollen & Mold or Indoor Contaminants?

    Many Puerto Ricans have allergies and although many associate the condition with the spring season, allergies can be a problem any month of the year.  Summer allergies can be caused by seasonal outdoor culprits or due to the presence of indoor allergens.  Two of the most common causes of summer allergies are due to the presence of pollen and mold.  Just last week, the ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • EMSL Expands Charlotte Asbestos and Mold Lab Testing Lab

    EMSL is pleased to announce the recent move of their Charlotte laboratory.  The new facility is a state of the art 4,500 square foot building which nearly doubles EMSL’s laboratory space.  This move was necessitated by EMSL’s tremendous growth in the Charlotte area since opening in June 2008.  Contributing to this tremendous growth has been the steady addition of ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • IndoorDoctor Warns New Englanders Against Hidden Mold Damage From Hurricane Irene

    Homeowners in Massachusetts and New Hampshire may not think that their basement took in water from Hurricane Irene, but hidden moisture may exist within carpeting and walls. This moisture can seep into the basement foundation, leading to very favorable conditions for mold growth, IndoorDoctor President Jeffrey Bradley warns. Unseen and unidentified dampness from Hurricane Irene makes for a toxic ...


    By Marketwire

  • Merry Moldmas?

    IEAQC posted a new article on their website drawing attention to possible Mold related concerns with Live Christmas Trees. The article "Whats In Your ...


  • Summer Allergens & Indoor Air Quality Issues in Texas the Cause of many Allergic Reactions

    Many Texans associate allergies with spring, but allergies can be a problem for people any month of the year and the summer season is no exception. Summer allergies can be caused by seasonal outdoor culprits or due to the presence of indoor allergens.    Two of the most common causes of summer allergies are due to the presence of pollen and mold. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IndoorDoctor Advises Builders on Preventing Depreciation in Homes by Avoiding Environmental Consequences

    IndoorDoctor, an independent New England based environmental testing firm, has seen a significant increase with prospective homebuyers investing in advanced environmental testing prior to the purchase of a home. The reason is simple: homebuyers do not want to risk their biggest purchase depreciating due to a flawed design that might lead to environmental consequences such as mold, hidden ...


    By Marketwire

  • Met One Instruments, Inc.`s new portable BT-637 bench-top airborne particle counter now available

    You wouldn't think something so small could have such a big impact. However, Met One Instruments' new portable BT-637 Bench-Top Airborne Particle Counter is a small, portable tool that looks to have a big impact on Indoor Air Quality. This lightweight bench-top Indoor Air Quality instrument will monitor particulate matter, temperature, and relative humidity in the workplace and verify the health ...


    By Met One Instruments, Inc.

  • EMLab P&K’s Houston Lab Receives TCEQ NELAP Accreditation for Water Testing

    EMLab P&K is pleased to announce the TCEQ NELAP accreditation of its analytical laboratory in Houston, Texas. EMLab P&K’s water testing lab in Houston is accredited by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for water analysis (NELAP Certificate # T104704489-11-1). EMLab P&K’s Houston lab offers water analysis for drinking water testing and non-potable water ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • 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.

  • Beware of microbiology laboratories entering the asbestos testing marketplace

    Be sure to investigate the qualifications of any asbestos laboratory before using them for asbestos analysis. In recent years, the increased awareness of potential health effects of exposure to airborne mold created many testing laboratories that focused solely on mold analysis. Many of these laboratories are now attempting to diversify into the well established asbestos analysis market. The ...


  • Allergy Prevention Tips for Healthy Homes and Offices in Puerto Rico

    For most people, the majority of their time is spent at home and at their place of business. For those with allergies, both of these indoor environments can often be a source of allergens that cause or aggravate their condition. Millions of people have respiratory allergies, asthma or COPD. Exposure to common indoor allergens such as mold, dust mites, latex, pollen, pets, rodents and ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Asbestos Removal Company Charged with Insurance Fraud

    Last month, the WaukeshaPatch reported that the owner of a Waukesha, Wisconsin asbestos removal company was charged with forged insurance papers.  The man is accused of using the forged paperwork to show potential clients that his company had insurance coverage to handle asbestos removal services.   The company’s owner has been charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court with ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Enviro-Equipment, Inc. Announces the Addition of Laser Particle Counters for Indoor Air Contamination Monitoring

    Enviro-Equipment, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of the new TSI AeroTrak 9306-V2 Particle Counter to its rental fleet. A global provider of specialty equipment for environmental remediation and more, Enviro-Equipment expands their selection of ...


    By Enviro-Equipment, Inc.

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