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  • 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

  • New Yorkers Learn about Mold Contamination and Ways to Prevent It

    In almost any home or building that has suffered water damage or elevated humidity levels, mold contamination can occur that can directly impact the indoor air quality (IAQ). Over the past two decades, the public and healthcare providers have become much more aware of exposure risks to elevated levels of mold in homes, schools, and work environments.   In ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Stachybotrys chartarum, just one of many Types of Fungi that Cause Mold Contamination Issues

    During the past decade there have been countless media reports about Stachybotrys chartarum, a type of fungus often associated with mold contamination in indoor environments.   The media has frequently referred to Stachybotrys chartarum as “toxic mold”.    The term "toxic mold", used by many in media reports is often not accurate, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hidden Mold in the Home May Cause Health Concerns

    People may suspect they have a mold problem in their home, school or office even when no visible mold is present.  A tell-tale sign is often a musty odor that is noticed when people enter a building or a room.   A clear indicator of potential mold problems is after water damage has occurred in a building.  Even if no mold can be seen, it may be present in countless areas that are ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Expect Mold Problems Throughout Flooded Northeast Properties

      EMSL Testing Lab Offers Solutions for Testing Mold, Bacteria, Asbestos, Sewage Contamination, Chemicals and Contaminated Drinking Water. Over the past few days, the Northeast part of the United States has been facing flooding issues caused by hurricane Irene.  The Northeast already had flash flooding a little over a week ago that brought rising water tables to many areas.  The ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Ike’s Destruction Leaves Behind Mold and Bacteria

    The remnants of Hurricane Ike moved into the Midwest and Canada early Monday after the storm left a trail of destruction from the Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes. Flooding caused by Hurricane Ike has left an environmental nightmare for home and business owners in Texas, Louisiana and the Midwest. Wind, storm surge and torrential rainfall caused major damage across the region. And while floodwaters ...


    By Pure Air Control Services

  • Mold Turns Illinois Family’s Dream into a Nightmare

    Last month it was reported in The Telegraph that a family’s dream of purchasing their first home turned into a mold nightmare.  The article describes the Farris family that purchased the home last year in Bethalto, Illinois.  According to the article, “After a series of oversights, the Farrises now say they own a house that they cannot live in; have a First Time Home Buyers ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold Health Effects in Indoor Environments Exposed

    Last month, Chicago’s SouthtownStar published a report about a lawsuit that was recently filed by an Illinois woman.  The woman had worked at a medical facility where she claims her blood became infected with mold.  Her suit claims the facility was contaminated with mold due to water damage in the structure.  She is reportedly seeking $50,000 in damages and court costs. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hidden Mold Impacts the Indoor Environmental Quality of New York Homes and Businesses

    People may suspect there is hidden mold in a home or building if it smells moldy indoors or after there has been water damage. Another telltale sign is if building occupants report allergies and other respiratory problems that appear to go away after they have left the building. Mold will grow quickly in areas that are not readily observable with the introduction of water or elevated ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Soil contamination hazards discussed in new online Vvdeo

    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 soil contamination issues that may impact people and their families. Today, there are many places across the country have been identified as Superfund sites.  Superfund is the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New York Licensed Mold Assessors Identify and Resolve Microbial Growth Following Water Damage

    When water damage occurs in a commercial building, school, or home, its presence can not only ruin and destroy building materials and personal belongings, it could also quickly result in mold growth and even a termite infestation.    Some species of termites are attracted to water damaged wood.  While some types of water damage, like a natural flood, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Identifying Exposure Risks to Microbial Contaminants in Metalworking Fluids in New York and the Tri-State Area

    In New York and across the tri-state region, numerous manufacturing companies depend on the use of metalworking fluids (MWFs). MWFs are used to reduce heat and friction and to remove metal particles in industrial machining and grinding operations.  There are a number of MWF formulations ranging from straight oils to water-based fluids, which include soluble oils, and semi-synthetic ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • EPA Announces Cleanup Plan for Radiation Technology Superfund Site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congressmember Rodney P. Frelinghuysen today announced a plan to demolish or remove 34 buildings and structures at the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The buildings and structures on the 263-acre site are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos and lead ...

  • Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen and EPA Tour Superfund Sites in Morris, Essex and Sussex Counties

    Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck and Congressmember Rodney Frelinghuysen today toured several Superfund sites in Morris, Essex, and Sussex Counties in N.J. They were joined by state and local officials to highlight the effectiveness of the federal Superfund law in protecting the health of people who live and work near contaminated sites. “New Jersey has the ...

  • $800,000 in Brownfield Grants Headed to Pima County, Arizona and the City of Tucson

    LA Testing provides extensive testing solutions to identify contaminants and help revitalize old properties into new resources for communities. Los Alamitos, CA. In April the Arizona city of Tucson and Pima County received the good news that they would be receiving a portion of the nearly $80 million in brownfield grants that are being distributed across the country.  Some of Arizona’s ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Rebuilding Begins after Hurricane Irene Leaves a Path of Destruction

    In the past week, Hurricane Irene impacted the lives of millions of Americans.  Evacuations were ordered along the coastline from North Carolina through New England.  The historic storm left a path of destruction as it caused flooding from heavy rains and tidal surges.  Strong winds across the region damaged properties and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of area ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Things New Yorkers Should Know about Moldy Indoor Environments and Aspergillosis

    When water damage or elevated humidity levels cause mold to grow indoors, one common type of mold that is often present is known as Aspergillus. There are a number of different species of Aspergillus that can be found in moldy indoor environments and naturally outdoors.  Some of these species can cause a potentially life-threatening condition known as aspergillosis. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Real Estate Buyers in New York Reminded to Consider Indoor Environmental Quality Issues

    Each year, countless homes and commercial properties are bought and sold across New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. While purchasing a home is major decision for anyone, this can be an especially nerve-racking time for first-time homebuyers.  First-time homebuyers can be overwhelmed with the process of looking for a home, negotiating a sales price, getting a mortgage, and the home ...


    By VOETS, LLC

  • Industrial Hygiene Publication Highlights Mycometer’s Surface and Air Sampling Technologies

    In the May issue of The Synergist an article entitled, “Beyond LEED – Pre- and Post-Occupancy Evaluations for Buildings”, discusses how a major government defense agency has built hundreds of thousands of feet of space utilizing LEED principles.  The article spotlights the agency’s approach to evaluating a new indoor environment before occupancy and six to twelve ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • P&K microbiology services signs agreement with Regenesis

    P&K Microbiology has signed a licensing agreement with Regenesis to use its CENSUS detection technology consisting of a Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction test (qPCR) for the enumeration of Dehalococcoides bacteria and the identification of a gene (bvcA) for a key enzyme contained within Regenesis’ BioDechlor INOCULUM. Regenesis is a San Clemente, CA company with locations worldwide ...


    By REGENESIS

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