poor indoor air quality News

  • Solutions to the Economic Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality

    UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI) provides technology solutions for improving indoor air quality (IAQ) and preventing lost productivity and dangerous health conditions. Our understanding of how indoor air quality issues relate to human health and worker productivity has increased dramatically over the last several decades.  However, quantifying the economic impact of poor IAQ has not been an ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Clean Air America Calls Attention to CNN`s Spotlight on Poor Indoor Air Quality in Schools

    Clean Air America, Inc., innovator in air filtration products that protect workers and the environment, agrees with CNN's upcoming report on the dire condition of schools and the health hazards posed by poor indoor air quality on an estimated 14M children. This weekend, ...


    By Clean Air America, Inc.

  • How to improve indoor air quality

    There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ) ranging from thermal conditions and carbon dioxide concentrations to microbial, chemical and particulate contaminants. Health and productivity issues and awareness related to indoor air quality has been on the rise in recent years making the need to monitor IAQ that much more significant. Monitoring air quality conditions ...


  • French study links poor air quality in classrooms to respiratory problems in children

    Poor indoor air quality in schools is responsible for respiratory health problems in children, according to a study carried out in France. After studying air samples and children from 108 primary schools, the researchers concluded that “children were differently exposed to poor air quality in classrooms” and that almost 30% were “highly exposed according to available ...


    By PPM Technology

  • EPA, schools to tackle indoor air quality (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding its 11th Annual Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Tools for Schools National Symposium in Washington, D.C. on January 13-15, 2011. The meeting is bringing together school board officials, administrators, health association members, school nurses, teachers, parents, and others to take charge in protecting the indoor air environments of children in ...

  • BSRIA launches Indoor Air Quality topic guide

    BSRIA is delighted to announce the release of its new topic guide on the subject of ‘indoor air quality’ (IAQ) which is available to download free from its website. The BSRIA Topic Guides are designed to be an ‘at a glance publication’ introducing readers to key industry topics and suggesting further reading. The guide is aimed at those looking for introductory information ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • How important is school indoor air quality?

    Indoor air quality issues in schools across the West Coast have gotten increased attention as the school year has begun. According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bulletin (EPA 402-f-00-009), “Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can cause illness requiring absence from school, and can cause acute health symptoms that decrease performance while at school. In addition, recent data suggest ...


  • California’s Child Care Facilities & Indoor Air Quality

    Approximately 1 million children, five years of age or younger, attend child care or preschool in California.  There are some 49,000 licensed child care centers in the state with about 80% of those located in homes. Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Air Resources Board (ARB) published information from a study regarding air pollution and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Monitor indoor air quality (IAQ) with PPM Technology

    PPM Technology, a specialist gas detection and indoor air quality instrumentation manufacturer from Wales has developed a range of multi-parameter indoor air quality monitoring equipment. Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Why monitor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)?

    Why do we need to Monitor IAQ? Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital because it is estimated that the average person spends 90% of their time breathing “indoor air”.   Poor IAQ is a ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues Create a Direct Economic Impact on Society

    The environmental and building science consultants from EC2 can identify indoor air quality (IAQ) issues that create dangerous health conditions and result in lost productivity. Quantifying the economic impact of poor indoor air quality is not an easy task to accomplish.  William Fisk, the head of the Indoor Environmental Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, working with ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • National Healthy Schools Day Spotlights Indoor Air Quality

    Across the nation educational institutions are recognizing National Healthy Schools Day.  The important day is coordinated by the Healthy Schools Network in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Council of Educational Facility Planners – International (CEFPI).  It promotes the use of the EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools program.   According ...


    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

  • Indoor Pools, Chloramines & 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 indoor pools, chloramines and air quality issues. “People with pools, especially indoor pools, may hear complaints about stinging eyes, nasal irritation or difficulty breathing from people after being in the water or breathing ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New School Year in Puerto Rico and the Importance of Healthy Indoor Air Quality

    This month, students and teachers across Puerto Rico begin returning to classrooms for the start of the new school year. Unfortunately, too many school districts face challenges when it comes to providing a healthy environment for their students and teachers.  Tough economic times have resulted in numerous schools having their preventive maintenance and operating ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Indoor Air Quality Complaints in the Office Solved by IAQ Professionals

    Today, more people recognize the importance of healthy, comfortable, and productive indoor environments.  This awareness and demand for good indoor air quality (IAQ) has increased in recent years as the working public has become more educated about IAQ issues.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Most Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors and many ...

  • Schools with proactive indoor air quality programs awarded EPA recognition

    LA Testing encourages school districts to learn more about IAQ to prevent mold and other IAQ problems from The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a National Great Start Award for U.S. schools and school districts that are in the initial stages of implementing the indoor air quality (IAQ) TfS Program. The EPA developed the program in 1995 and recently re-released the Indoor Air Quality ...


  • EPA Awards Millions to Help Improve the Nation’s Indoor Air Quality

    EMSL Analytical offers indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services and products to help ensure building occupants across the country have safe air to breathe. Cinnaminson, NJ, November 4th, 2010 Last month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced they are awarding 17 cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university, totaling approximately ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA awards $2.4 million to improve indoor air quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding 17 cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university, totaling approximately $2.4 million to improve indoor air quality nationwide. Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors where levels of air pollution may be two to five times higher than outdoor levels. Indoor air pollutants, such as dust mites, can ...

  • 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

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