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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • HGTV green home 2009 earns EPA’s indoor airPlus and energy star labels

    The Home and Garden Television (HGTV) Green Home 2009 has earned EPA’s Indoor AirPlus and Energy Star labels. Indoor AirPlus qualified homes include all the features consumers would normally want in a new home, plus moisture control, radon control, pest barriers, improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, low emitting materials and independent verification.   ...

  • EPA recognizes local leaders for improving air quality in schools (IL, WI)

    At its recent Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools symposium, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the Greendale, Wis., School District and the Illinois Education Association Indoor Air Quality Task Force for efforts to improve indoor air quality in schools. They were among nine school districts and two organizations nationwide recognized for leading the way to improving conditions at ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • EPA awards $160,000 to Boston public health commission to Aid Asthma Projects (MA)

    EPA has awarded the Boston Public Health Commission a $160,000 grant todemonstrate the effectiveness of a citywide asthma intervention, providing home-based asthma education and environmental services by trained health workers. These services adhere to the National Heart, Lung Blood Institute guidance regarding the diagnosis and treatment of asthma and address multiple home environmental ...

  • Interior Department Headquarters a Sick Building

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The Interior Department has been exposing its headquarters workers to harmful chemical fumes, smoke, and construction dust for years, finds a new federal health evaluation released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, PEER, a national organization of workers in natural resources agencies. The evaluation concludes that poor ...

  • Dynamic air cleaners provide data centers with optimal indoor air

    For an industry that often requires millions of dollars to maintain supercomputers utilizing only the most cutting-edge technology, it takes surprisingly little to destroy a data center facility: Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is at the top of the list. Poor IAQ systems can also be the largest detriment to operational expenses. Dynamic Air Quality Solutions V8 Air Cleaning Systems are an ideal ...

  • 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 ...

  • Infrared Thermal Imaging Detects Building Defects that Can Create IAQ Problems

    The environmental and building consulting experts at EC2 provide thermal imaging assessments to identify structural issues. Infrared (IR) thermal imaging cameras are increasingly being used to identify building defects that can lead to mold growth and poor indoor air quality (IAQ).  Also known as thermographic cameras, they operate at wavelengths as long as 14,000 nm and create images using ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Back to School may Mean Back to Mold for some Students and Faculty

    Many students across Maryland, Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic region are making preparations to head back to school.  Parents have been busy buying their children new cloths, schools supplies and for some, allergy and asthma medications.   Although the new school year brings relief to many parents, and a sense of adventure and excitement to students, for some it also means the return of ...

  • California School District Battles Mold Problems Again

    In September, The Record published an article about mold being discovered in another California school campus. According to the article, the Washington School Development Center for the Handicapped was recently found to have high airborne levels of mold.  The building is part of the Lodi Unified School District.   The article states that this is the third school building this ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Thermal Imaging Provides a Whole Building Approach to Finding Building Defects

    The Certified Building System Thermographers (CBST) at EC2 provide thermal imaging assessments to identify structural issues and environmental concerns in buildings. Thermal imaging technologies are now used for a host of whole building audits.  There use in building diagnostics, energy audits, HVAC and plumbing issues has made them an invaluable tool for building science ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Linn County, Iowa, Public Health Receives $29,985 EPA Grant for Asthma Education Program

    The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Linn County, Iowa, Public Health will receive $29,985 for an asthma education program for health care providers, caregivers and asthma sufferers. The funding is part of a combined $1.2 million in funding to 32 state and local governments, tribes, and non-profit organizations for indoor air quality projects across the nation. The Linn County ...

  • New Warehouse Safety Report Released

    Our team of experts has been hard at work and has just released an industry-leading report detailing WAREHOUSES: The sources of poor air quality, the safety concerns that arise as a result, and several techniques to alleviate the issues.  Below is a brief synopsis of the report, but the full edition can be ...

  • Students Can Breathe Heavy Sigh of Relief

      (Washington, D.C.) No, it's not less homework, it's better indoor air quality. With more than 53 million children spending a significant portion of their days in 120,000 public and private schools, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working with schools to improve indoor air quality. EPA presented the Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools national awards to schools and school districts ...

  • New School Year could bring Mold, Allergens and Asthma

    Last week, Fox News published the article, “9 Health Hazards Hidden in College Dorms”.  The article discussed health issues college students may face as they begin moving into dorms next month.  Many of these same health issues are just as relevant to the millions of kindergarten through high school students who will also be heading back to school in the next two months. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Improving air quality in buildings

    A new system to establish health-protective limits for the emission of hazardous chemicals from products used in our homes, schools and offices has been developed by the EU-LCI Working Group. Cranfield University scientists, as members of the EU-LCI Working ...


    By Cranfield University

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