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  • Sick Building Syndrome

    SCHUYLER FALLS, NY—July 31, 2007— James P. Hewitt with the publication of Sick Building Syndrome, educates the public how indoor air quality, noise pollution, lighting, and cleaning chemicals can harm their overall health and well being. Mr. Hewitt with the publication of Sick Building Syndrome educates the reader about a health niche that is poorly understood by the public at large. One ...


  • Environmental solution for Sick Building Syndrome

    Green Earth Nano Science, Inc., nanotechnology solutions provider and global distributor of advanced photocatalyst* coatings, recently introduced its new solution for bio-contamination problems in our daily lives, in offices, homes and cars. Poor indoor air quality and bacteria contamination can have a profound effect on our health, moods, productivity and enjoyment of our home or place of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sick Buildings at Home, Work or School Can Lead to Sick People

    Winter is flu season across Northern Hemisphere, but people can also become sick when exposed to an unhealthy indoor environment.  Sick building syndrome, also referred to as SBS, is a term used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sick Building Syndrome Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses sick building syndrome, also referred to as SBS.     As defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term sick building syndrome is used to describe situations in which building ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Is Your Office Making You Sick?

    If you're a member of corporate America, chances are you've got access to a state-of-the-art gym, a gourmet cafeteria and an array of wellness services, including health risk assessments, telephone and Web-based consultations, and weight-loss programs. Some companies are taking workplace wellness a step further. Sandia National Laboratories maintains a fleet of bicycles on its 400-acre campus, ...

  • Is Your Home, School or Place of Business Suffering from Sick Building Syndrome?

    As defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the term "sick building syndrome" (SBS) is used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. The complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone or may be widespread ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sick Building Syndrome Cases in Puerto Rico Solved by Zimmetry Environmental

    As far back as 1984, a World Health Organization Committee report suggested that up to 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality (IAQ). Often this condition is temporary, but some buildings have long-term problems.   Frequently, problems result when a building is operated or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Texas Building Science Experts Resolve Sick Building Syndrome Cases across the Gulf Coast

    As far back as 1984, a World Health Organization Committee report suggested that up to 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide may be the subject of excessive complaints related to indoor air quality (IAQ).  In some of these buildings, the term sick building syndrome (SBS) has been used to describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Is Illinois High School Making People Sick?

    Last week, the Chicago Tribune reported that employees at the Deerfield High School have complained that the building is making them sick.  The building is 51 years old and some employees of the school have concerns over mold and claim they have sensitive respiratory systems.   According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Good indoor air quality (IAQ) in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold in Schools Can Make Children Sick

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive mold testing services to ensure the indoor air quality (IAQ) is safe for students and faculty. In October the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “Toxic schools: Could mold be the reason your child is sick?” The paper discussed the story of a six year old boy who had ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Formaldehyde in Homes Can Make People Sick

    Last month, KXLY in Washington published a report about why people should have their homes tested for indoor air quality issues.  The article, “Have home inspected to make sure air doesn’t cause headaches” explains the fact that the air in many indoor spaces is more polluted than the outdoor air.   According to the article, “Poor indoor air quality can seriously ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • People and planet benefit from `green` buildings

    Buildings that are designed to cut water and energy use and make as little impact on the surrounding environment as possible make life much better for their occupants too. Studies into 69,000 buildings − homes, offices and factories − in 150 countries show that there are fewer illnesses among residents and workers, who report they are more comfortable and happier. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • IAQ Complaints in Florida Offices Solved by Building Sciences Expert

    Last month, employees who work at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in Tampa voiced concerns to the local media that their office was making them sick.  The employees are so concerned over exposure to mold that it has been reported that several now wear face masks to work.   The building where they work is close to 20 years old and has suffered from roof leaks over the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Derrick Denis Shares His Building Restoration Expertise with R&R Magazine

    In the September issue of Restoration & Remediation(R&R)magazine, Clark Seif Clark’s (CSC) Derrick A. Denis had the opportunity to provide his insight into the pros and cons of vacating a building that is part of a restoration or remediation project. The article, “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” sheds light on this touchy subject so that restoration and remediation ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Building Sciences Expert Offers Mystery Odor Identification Advice

    Last month, residents of Eight Mile, Alabama met with their mayor and representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and two companies with pipelines that run through the area.    The meeting was called after months of searching for the cause of a foul smell that has been making residents sick.  A chemical ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Lead Hazards in Homes & Buildings Found Hidden in Plain Sight

    Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report about two Afghan children living in the United States that were found to have exceptionally high levels of lead in their blood.  The children’s parents had used a traditional black makeup known as kajal that some parents from Pakistan and Afghanistan apply around their children’s eyes.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Water Damaged Properties Can Result in Building Occupant Illnesses

    Countless schools, businesses and homes have suffered water damage due to heavy rains, flooding or plumbing problems at some point.  After a water damaging event occurs, one of the first tasks a tenant or property owner faces is drying out the building.    Many people are not aware that water damage can not only result in damaged belongings and possible structural damage, but also ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA helps build awareness around asthma / asthma affects nearly 25 million people in the U.S.

    To kick off Asthma Awareness Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is commemorating World Asthma Day by bringing awareness to a growing nationwide problem. Asthma has consistently increased over the past decade with more than 4 million additional cases reported, including nearly 1 million additional cases reported in children. One out of every 10 school aged children is affected ...

  • BTO Awards Small Business Grants for Lighting, Building-Integrated Heat and Moisture Exchange Technology

    The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded four Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants targeting advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) and building-integrated heat and moisture exchange technology: VoltServer, Inc. (Phase II)—Low-Cost, High Efficiency Integration of SSL and Building Controls using a PET Power Distribution System ...


    By US Department of Energy

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