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Health Care Facilities in Puerto Rico Take Note of CDC’s Legionnaires’ Disease Prevention Bulletin
Health Care Facilities in Puerto Rico Take Note of CDC’s Legionnaires’ Disease Prevention Bulletin
6/26/2017 2:20:21 PM
Earlier this month, the June edition of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Vitalsigns™ publication was released. This issue was dedicated to raising awareness of patients developing Legionnaires’ disease in health care facilities and ways to prevent this from occurring in the first place.
Commercial Building Renovations and Asbestos Exposure Concerns
Commercial Building Renovations and Asbestos Exposure Concerns
6/26/2017 10:59:55 AM
In May, CBS 12 in West Palm Beach, Florida published a story about public health concerns of residents who live near a large building renovation project.
Southern California Apartment Fire Causes Damage and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns at the Complex
Southern California Apartment Fire Causes Damage and Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns at the Complex
6/26/2017 9:32:08 AM
Earlier this month, a two-story apartment building caught fire in Southern California. The fire is believed to have begun in a vacant unit on the second floor before it spread to other units.
Author Encourages Everyone To Go Green
Author Encourages Everyone To Go Green
6/26/2017 8:00:00 AM
When we hear someone say “Green”, a lot of concepts or ideas blossom in our minds such as composting, reusing, recycling, organic materials, etc.
Eric Redman, TestAmerica Director of Technical Services, Presents at International Summit of New Environmental Protection Technology in Nanjing, China
6/23/2017 12:36:24 PM
The International Summit of New Environmental Protection Technology 2017 was held in Nanjing, China on June 5 and 6, 2017.  The conference was hosted by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Jiangsu Province and was attended by environmental companies from around the world.
Identifying Lead Dust Hazards at Indoor Shooting Ranges
Identifying Lead Dust Hazards at Indoor Shooting Ranges
6/23/2017 11:10:46 AM
In May,  National Public Radio (NPR)  published an article discussing the hidden dangers present at many of the indoor shooting ranges found across the country.
Aquatic Microbiology Testing in Water Associated with Swimming
Aquatic Microbiology Testing in Water Associated with Swimming
6/23/2017 11:01:56 AM
During the summer months, people visit pools, lakes and rivers in order to find relief from the warm weather. However, many people are unaware that several environmental outbreaks are caused by swimming due to diseases that are spread via the fecal-oral route and transmitted by swimming in the same contaminated water.
Dr. Richard Burrows, of TestAmerica, Selected to Serve as Subject Matter Expert for ORAU Review of the EPA’s Forum on Environmental Measurement
6/22/2017 9:01:13 AM
Dr. Richard Burrows, Corporate Technical Director at TestAmerica, was selected by Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) to serve as a subject matter expert for a review of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Forum on Environmental Measurement (FEM).  Dr.
County in California Turns to Air Monitors to Help Battle Asthma
County in California Turns to Air Monitors to Help Battle Asthma
6/21/2017 9:05:43 AM
In May,  KPIX  published a report about a pilot program with a Northern California Public Health Department to help parents with children who have asthma.
New Construction and Breathing Elevated Levels of VOCs
New Construction and Breathing Elevated Levels of VOCs
6/20/2017 9:35:58 AM
Building occupants breathing concentrated levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and the potential health effects of these exposures have garnered increased attention from indoor environmental advocates in recent years.
Assessing VOC Exposures in New Construction or Recently Renovated Buildings in Puerto Rico
Assessing VOC Exposures in New Construction or Recently Renovated Buildings in Puerto Rico
6/19/2017 12:50:14 PM
It’s quite common for a person to walk into a newly constructed or recently renovated home or office and comment about the “new” smell. While this “new” smell is pleasant to some, and may invoke feelings of a clean and fresh indoor environment, usually it actually means the person is being exposed to high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Identifying Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos to Protect Workers and the Public
Identifying Chrysotile and Other Forms of Asbestos to Protect Workers and the Public
6/19/2017 11:45:10 AM
Due to the fiber strength and heat resistance of asbestos, it was used extensively for over 100 years in a variety of building construction materials and a wide range of manufactured goods.
EMLab P&K Irvine Lab Expands Services, Providing Accredited Lead Testing
EMLab P&K Irvine Lab Expands Services, Providing Accredited Lead Testing
6/15/2017 2:12:55 PM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the expansion of services in its lab in Irvine, CA for Lead testing, including wipe, paint chip and bulk Lead samples, using flame atomic absorption spectrometry (Flame AA) Lead analysis.
Chicago Mold and Air Quality Testing Laboratory Offers Free IAQ Workshop
Chicago Mold and Air Quality Testing Laboratory Offers Free IAQ Workshop
6/15/2017 12:37:24 PM
Professionals involved with indoor air quality (IAQ) issues are invited to take part in a one-day workshop being offered by EMSL Analytical, Inc.The workshop,  Assessing Indoor Air Quality Beyond Mold, is being held on June 22nd at the Clarion Inn & Waterford Conference Center in Elmhurst, Illinois.
Homeowner Insurance Claims and Potential Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns
Homeowner Insurance Claims and Potential Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns
6/14/2017 9:52:40 AM
In 2016, The Travelers Companies, Inc. published data about the most common and expensive homeowners insurance claims in the United States. The figures were based on insurance claims with the company from 2009 through 2015.
New Study from Researchers at Two California Universities Examines Indoor Particulate Matter Pollutants
New Study from Researchers at Two California Universities Examines Indoor Particulate Matter Pollutants
6/13/2017 5:09:00 PM
In May, the journal PLOS One published a new study that analyzed the presence of fine particulates in predominately low-income households in the San Diego area.
Protecting Workers from Exposure to Diacetyl and Other Respiratory Hazards
Protecting Workers from Exposure to Diacetyl and Other Respiratory Hazards
6/13/2017 3:39:39 PM
Last year, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published the science blog, Coffee Workers at Risk for Lung Disease. It discusses two alpha-diketones, diacetyl and 2,3-pentanedione, both volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that workers can be exposed to when roasting coffee or working with certain food flavorings, such as butter-flavored cooking …
Safe + Sound Week Endorsed by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene®
Safe + Sound Week Endorsed by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene®
6/12/2017 6:03:03 PM
Safe + Sound Week takes place from June 12th through the 18th. Co-sponsored by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and several other health and safety organizations, this year marks its inaugural observance.
Recognizing National Healthy Homes Month in Puerto Rico
Recognizing National Healthy Homes Month in Puerto Rico
6/12/2017 5:44:56 PM
The month of June is recognized as National Healthy Homes Month in Puerto Rico and across the rest of the United States. The designation is acknowledged by such government agencies as the U.S.
Safe + Sound Week and the Importance of Industrial Hygiene Testing Services
Safe + Sound Week and the Importance of Industrial Hygiene Testing Services
6/12/2017 10:22:54 AM
June 12 – June 16, marks the inaugural recognition of Safe + Sound Week. It is a domestic event sponsored by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and a number of organizations dedicated to protecting the health and safety of workers.