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Pushing the Building Envelope Can Cause Mold Problems

The control function is at the core of good performance, and in practice focuses, in order of importance, on rain control, air control, heat control, and vapor control.
Released On: 26/01/2012
Views: 2634

Staphylococcus aureus…Is It Problematic?

These renegade bio-particulates then multiply, increasing their numbers a million fold in a day, becoming the predominant microorganism and become resistance to the convention use of antibiotics.
Released On: 24/01/2012
Views: 5157

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports: Poor Indoor Air Quality in Schools Sickens Students

Dr. Rajiv Sahay, FIAS, laboratory director at EDLab, an AIHA and CDC Elite lab stated that they too have “found a direct correlation between school deferred maintenance and an increase occupant symptoms in teachers and children.”
Released On: 17/01/2012
Views: 5253

January is National Radon Action Month – The Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer

Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen.
Released On: 12/01/2012
Views: 3355

Poor Indoor Air Quality in Americas Schools Showcased by CNN This Weekend

According to CNN an estimated 14 million American children attend public schools that are in urgent need of extensive repair or replacement and have unhealthy environmental conditions, including poor air quality, unsafe drinking water and inadequate safety systems.
Released On: 12/01/2012
Views: 5674

Flood Waters Can Leave Behind Toxin Pollutants

Receding flood waters are typically tainted with sewage and other toxins. Flood water is 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.
Released On: 11/01/2012
Views: 2762

What are the Health Effects of Fiberglass?

The main sources of fiberglass particles in indoor environments includes, but are not limited to, ceiling tiles, debris from renovation projects, or degradation of HVAC system liners. These particles are very important from health and hygiene point of view. OSHA regulates fiberglass particles as a nuisance dust since 1991 and some agencies and states list them as a potential carcinogen.
Released On: 11/01/2012
Views: 5216

Is Legionnaires' Disease Real?

Each year, between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires' disease in the U.S. However, many infections are not diagnosed or reported, so this number may be higher. More illness is usually found in the summer and early fall, but it can happen any time of year.
Released On: 11/01/2012
Views: 2485

Hunter Fans Provides Solutions to IAQ with DIY IAQ Test Kits and Air Purifiers

To help with the professional identification of indoor allergens and pollutants Building Health Check manufactures of the DIY IAQ Screen Check product line has made the product available through many fine distributors such as The Hunter Fan Company who carry the product that is being sold to their millions of customers.
Released On: 11/01/2012
Views: 2781

Pseudomonas aeruginosa Isolated in Healthcare HVAC Evaporator Coils

Dr. Rajiv Sahay, Laboratory Director at Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) and his colleagues sampled evaporator coils in healthcare air handling systems and isolated Pseudomonas aeruginosa a known noscocomial pathogen
Released On: 11/01/2012
Views: 2392

School Districts and Universities Go Green Saving Energy and Improving IAQ

Don Terry, Manager of HVAC Maintenance noted that “not only are we saving energy, but we are creating a healthy learning environment for our students and faculty.”
Released On: 11/01/2012
Views: 1891

Mycotoxin Test Kits Available Through WW Grainger & INDOORAIRTEST.com

Production of mycotoxins are also highly influenced by the environmental factors especially growth substrate, temperature, pH and others. Some of the mycotoxins are volatile in nature where as others may be non-volatile. S
Released On: 05/01/2012
Views: 5235

Clean Air Ducts Creates Better Buildings and Healthier Occupants

An air duct system in a home or office provides recirculation of not only air, but particles that float in the air. These particles consist of dead skin cells (humans and pets) fragments, pollen, carpet fibers, fiberglass fibers, carbon based particulate, mold, bacteria, etc….
Released On: 05/01/2012
Views: 3897

Visit Pure Air Control Services at 2012 Government EXPO at VA Bay Pines

Visit Pure Air Control Services and register for free sample IAQ Screen Test Kits. The exhibit expo hours are from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in the JC Cobb / Multi Purpose Room, Main Hospital, Bldg #100.
Released On: 05/01/2012
Views: 3620

Legionnaires’ Bacteria Found in New Hong Kong Federal Building

Dr. Rajiv Sahay, Laboratory Director at EDLab stated “The expansive and expensive Hong Kong government building is an example that Legionella bacteria can be found even in new, high tech buildings and older buildings. The bacteria can cause significant health implications to those affected.”
Released On: 05/01/2012
Views: 3700

GBS/Pure Air Control Services Awarded GSA Contract to Perform HVAC Environmental Cleaning at Federal Courthouse

After the completion of the project the GSA building manager stated that she “would like to thank both contractors for an outstanding job! I am very pleased with the outstanding success of this project.”
Released On: 05/01/2012
Views: 3203

Air and Surface Mold Guidelines Published in Worldwide Exposure Standards for Mold and Bacteria 9th Edition

Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab), a division of Pure Air Control Services, an AIHA accredited laboratory is a contributing author/editor in the 9th Edition book. Both surface Bio-Scan400™ and airborne bioaerosol (Fungi and Bacteria) guidelines are referenced.
Released On: 28/12/2011
Views: 3514

How to Avoid Christmas Allergies

An Example Housekeeping: “During the holiday’s increase your normal housekeeping around the Christmas tree and make sure your vacuum cleaner has a true HEPA filter” recommends Dr. Sahay.
Released On: 20/12/2011
Views: 3341

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