Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Monitoring Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality in Puerto Rico to Protect People’s Health

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Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

Zimmetry Environmental provides air testing services to identify and mitigate exposure risks in commercial, institutional and residential settings.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico, September 24th, 2018 -- Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it was continuing to work with the government of Puerto Rico to fully re-establish its air monitoring network in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The network is a key component for ensuring air quality and the protection of people’s health in Puerto Rico.

 

The EPA also just awarded the Puerto Rico Environmental Quality Board (PREQB) more than $22,000 in additional funding to support its air pollution control and air monitoring programs. The new funding brings the total amount awarded by EPA to PREQB to more than $880,000.

 

Just as the EPA and PREQB are working together to monitor the outdoor air quality, private companies are also helping in efforts to safeguard the air people breathe both indoors and outdoors. Once such company is Puerto Rico-based Zimmetry Environmental.  For the past 16 years the air and indoor environmental quality (IEQ) experts from Zimmetry have been providing their testing, monitoring and consulting services to companies, hospitals, universities and schools, government agencies, property management firms and homeowners.

 

“It is great news for the people of Puerto Rico that the EPA and PREQB are re-establishing their outdoor air monitoring on the islands following all the hurricane damage,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “At Zimmetry, we continue to get calls to work on cases involving environmental and indoor air quality issues associated with Hurricanes Maria and Irma. A major issue continues to be water damage and mold in many buildings as are health and safety concerns due to the presence of lead-based paints and asbestos-containing materials in properties undergoing repairs and remodeling.”

 

To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their building science, indoor environmental quality, compliance and consulting services, please visit www.zimmetry.com, call (787) 995.0005 or email info@zimmetry.com.

 

About Zimmetry Environmental

Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies.  The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America.  The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.  

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