Superstorm Sandys Floodwaters Appeared Fast Though Recovery from Mold Continues to Grow
The flood waters carry with them sewage and other toxins. Flood water can be very toxic and may contain a number of harmful microorganisms such as viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, protozoa, molds and other detrimental remains of biological and a-biological pollutants.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state health departments estimate that approximately 14,000 patients may have received injections with medication from the three implicated lots of methylprednisolone and nearly 97% have now been contacted for further follow-up.
Pure Air Control Services to Exhibit at 25th Annual Indian Festival in Tampa FL Nov 2-3
The organizers of the India Festival will be providing a free health check-up camp, as well as one of the largest conglomerations of Indian art, culture, food, and other social traditions connecting the United States to India.
Hurricane Sandy - The Perfect Storm can Create the Perfect Microbial Nightmare
Flood waters can be very toxic and may contain a number of harmful microorganisms such as mold, viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, protozoa, mycotoxins, and other detrimental remains of biological and a-biological pollutants
Deadly Mold & Bacteria Linked to Unclean “Clean Rooms” – What Can Be Done?
A regular quarterly qualitative and quantitative environmental cleanroom monitoring including culturable microbiological levels, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) levels, HVAC system cleanliness and hygiene conditions/levels, HEPA filtration efficacy, temperature and relative humidity conditions and particulate types is recommended
According to a report commissioned by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Insurance Information Institute counts more than 10,000 mold/IAQ-related lawsuits pending in the United States, a 300% increase since 1999.
In indoor environments, this fungus can be transported from outside or may propagate on building materials such as cellulose rich sheet rocks, etc. and can generally be isolated from floors, carpets, mattress dust, Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) system, etc.
Protect Your Family…Identify and Reduce Your Homes IAQ Risk Factors
Good indoor air quality is difficult to detect as you cannot see it. Bad smells alone are not the only indicator of poor air quality. Interior rooms collect not only exhaled carbon dioxide and moisture from people and objects, but also numerous toxic chemicals and biological pathogens. These can enter the body via nose, mouth, skin, mucous membranes and eyes resulting in headaches, allergies, infections or other illnesses
Advanced IEQ Training Course September 20-21, 2012, Clearwater, FL
The Advanced Indoor Environmental Quality training program focuses on Health and Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), Temperature and Humidity, Ventilation and IEQ, Aspects of Indoor Environmental Quality, Usefulness of Testing, Sampling and Testing Methods, Data Collection, Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality Data Interpretation, First Responders, Sampling Plan, Building Assessments, Pollutants and Moisture Sources and Case Studies
National Restaurant Chain Receives Assistance from Pure Air Control Services after Recent Flooding
A national food service provider experienced catastrophic damage to one of their premier restaurants as a result of the extensive flooding. The national chain didn’t hesitant to retain the professional staff at Pure Air Control Services to assess, manage and provide environmental oversight for the restaurants clean up process
Healthy Infants Use “Test Your Nest Screen Check” (TYNSC)
In keeping with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 1997 recommendations, it is desirable to identify and remove common allergens and modify the home or office to reduce the level of ubiquitous (common) allergens.