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  • VOC Hazards in the Home and Workplace Identified by IAQ Test Kit

    Volatile organic compounds in the indoor environment have come under increasing scrutiny as people learn of the short, and long term, health risks associated with exposure.  VOCs include a very wide range of organic compounds that can be emitted from building materials and products. It is estimated that 50 to 300 different VOCs may be detected in the air of homes, schools, offices, and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Formaldehyde Hazards in Homes Identified with Convenient Test Kit

    Just last month, KXLY in Washington published and article about indoor air quality (IAQ) problems in homes and why people should get their homes tested.  According to the article, “Poor indoor air quality can seriously impact health. Many chemicals, including formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are often found in homes and offices, can contaminate indoor air, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Free Radon Test Kit Offered by the Leading IAQ Home Test Kit Provider

    With fall officially arriving last month, many parts of the country are experiencing cool days and even cooler nights.  This autumn weather often causes people to begin shutting windows and firing up the HVAC system to bring warmth and comfort to their homes.   As people begin to keep doors and windows shut, any indoor air pollutants may begin to buildup.  One of these pollutants ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Test Kits Help Keep Families and Workers Safe and Productive

    People need to know that their homes, schools and places of business have safe indoor air quality (IAQ). According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later.”  These indoor air quality pollutants may include a variety of different contaminants and gases.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Founder of IAQ Index Discusses Test Kits during Interview with IAQ Radio

    For over 5 years, IAQ Radio has been providing a venue for professionals dealing with indoor air quality (IAQ) issues a place to discuss industry trends, new developments and to help educate consumers.     Last Friday, Bruce Jacobs, MHS, CIH, was asked to be the guest for the weekly installment of the online broadcast.  Mr. Jacobs was asked to share his expertise on indoor air ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ Index Releases Online Video about Home Test Kits

    Earlier this month, the nation’s leading provider of health-based consumer test kits for analyzing the indoor air quality of homes, schools and places of business released an online video explaining how the kits work.  IAQ Index produced the video to help educate the public about indoor air quality issues.   People spend up to 90% of their time indoors so it’s ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • State Agency Takes Aim at Reducing Potentially Toxic VOCs in the Home

    The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has developed materials to help educate the state’s residents about volatile organic compounds and what people can do to limit their exposure.  The MDH has published a brochure and developed a website full of helpful tips, information and advice.   VOCs are all around people in the typical home, office and school environment.  Building ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality Issues Due to VOCs, Vapor Intrusion and Landfill Gases

    Today, there are several thousand operational landfills spread across the United States.  Some estimates have put the number of old municipal landfills that are no longer in operations at approximately 10,000 sites.     Although landfills were once primarily built far from people, many of these landfills are now surrounded by neighborhoods and various forms of commercial ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Indoor Environment & Energy Exposition Offers Opportunities for Attendees to Learn about IAQ Test Kits

    On February 27th, thousands of members of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) and Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) will come together for the Indoor Environment and Energy Expo (IE3).  The event takes place over several days at the Orlando Marriott World Center.   With approximately 2500 people expected to be in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Swiss made air contamination test

    Technology Care LLC in Zurich, Switzerland has developed a simple test for measuring air cleanliness. Hans Wyssen, from Technology Care LLC, explains: “Airborne contamination, can severely impact health as well as business processes. DustCheck allows you to verify if proper air cleanliness is consistently being maintained in your facility.” Dustcheck provides more comprehensive information about ...


    By Technology Care LLC

  • Why More People Now Test the Air in their Homes, Schools and Offices

    During the last twenty years, people have become increasingly concerned about the quality of air they breathe indoors.  Both scientists and the general public have come to understand that many of the building materials, household furnishings and cleaning supplies used everyday can alter the air people breathe and impact their health.   Society has also become increasingly aware of the ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Volatile Organic Compounds in Homes can Increase Health Risks

    Earlier this month, the phillyBurbs.com published a report about a recent chemical fire at a manufacturing facility near Philadelphia.  According to the report, the fire consumed a large amount of the 1 million pounds of ethyl acrylate and butyl acrylate stored at the facility.  The owners of the plant performed air testing for volatile organic compound exposure outside of the plant ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Radon Scrutinized as Illinois General Assembly Passes Two New Bills

    In September, the Chicago Sun-Times published a report about new legislation targeting radon in Illinois.  The Illinois General Assembly had recently passed two bills meant to protect Illinois residents from exposure to radon gas.   One bill requires licensed daycare centers, daycare homes, and group daycare homes to test their property for radon a minimum of once every three ...


    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

  • California Residents Concerned over Trichloroethylene and Vapor Intrusion

    Last month, Palo Alto’s Mountain View Voice published a story about concerns over toxic chemicals at a former military housing complex.  The focus has been on Orion Park ever since trichloroethylene (TCE) has been found in the groundwater and from air samples taken from buildings on the site.  The TCE is believed to have contaminated the area from its years of military use.  ...

  • EDLab provides assistance to flood victims in Georgia

    The recent floods in Georgia and other surrounding southeast areas of the United States claimed over a dozen lives and caused an estimated $250 million in damages. Now, residents are starting to return to their homes and business and they may be knowingly or unknowingly exposed to hazardous environmental conditions.POLLUTION AND HIGH HEALTH RISKFloodwaters potentially increase the risk of ...


    By Pure Air Control Services

  • 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

  • Winter Brings Heightened Concerns over Indoor Air Quality Issues

    During the cold winter months, people tend to spend an ever greater portion of their time indoors.  It is during this time of the year that several unique indoor environmental issues can cause health and safety concerns for people in homes, schools and office buildings.   Common winter complaints may include issues related to overly dry air, stuffy rooms, and odors.  Some building ...


    By IAQ Index

  • IAQ Complaints in the Office Often Caused by More than One Issue

    Millions of Americans spend 8 or more hours of their day in office buildings across the nation.  As the public has come to recognize the importance of good indoor air quality (IAQ) for their health, comfort and productivity, its importance has grown in recent years.   Unfortunately, not all office workers breathe good air while on the job.  Many office buildings have a number of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year from IAQ Index

    As 2012 comes to a close, and people come together to celebrate the holiday season, it is an ideal time to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for.  IAQ Index would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our past clients and those who are involved with indoor environmental services for their dedication to helping people.   Indoor air quality (IAQ) issues with mold, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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