by Jeff Miekush Do you remember? Back in the cobwebs of your memory – when you could read a trade journal and not even see an article about mold. Do you remember? Back when asbestos was king. Lately, most articles about environmental issues in the media have been geared toward mold. This article may prove
If you have interest in healthy, environmentally-sustainable indoor environments, you should seriously consider attending the The Northeast Indoor Air Quality & Energy Conference, scheduled for May 2-3, 2017 in beautiful Portland, Maine. This event is packed with programming exploring the balance between healthy indoor environments and energy-efficient sustainable buildings. The mix of programs and
By Kimberly Hutcherson, CNN – Updated 2:15 PM ET, Sun April 2, 2017 (CNN)A teenage boy died and 14 other people were hospitalized after guests at a southern Michigan hotel were found unconscious around an indoor pool. Fire officials said they believe the cause was carbon monoxide poisoning. The 14 were taken to local hospitals
Emails obtained by CNN include information about a mold outbreak in Pittsburgh hospitals. By Lauren del Valle, CNN – Updated 5:14 PM ET, Fri March 31, 2017 (CNN)The likely source of a deadly mold outbreak that started in 2014 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals was the hospitals’ linen provider, according to findings shared
EPA Indoor Environments Division sent this bulletin at 03/08/2017 10:00 AM EST View EPA’s On-Demand Professional Training Webinars to Gain Buy-In From School Personnel! Here’s what a school district representative has to say about these online trainings: Acquiring the knowledge— “I thought I had a good understanding of IAQ, yet in every webinar, the presenter has
Recipients of the Indoor Air Quality Association’s Hall of Fame and Advocate of the Year Awards were recognized at the organization’s recent 20th Annual Meeting held in Las Vegas, Nev. The Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have contributed to the advancement of the science and public recognition of the subject of indoor air quality.
by Kevin Stack Typically, building codes, scientists, health and wellness and green building programs concentrate on indoor sources that impact human health and performance. Often the connection between land use and zoning policies, outdoor sources of pollutants and impacts on IEQ is overlooked. How land use decisions influence IEQ, however, is more critical than ever.
A child wearing a face mask in New Delhi last year. Credit Roberto Schmidt/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By GEETA ANANDOCT. 30, 2016 MUMBAI, India — About 300 million children in the world breathe highly toxic air, the United Nations Children’s Fund said in a report on Monday that used satellite imagery to illustrate the
(MALTA, NY) October 3, 2016 – Today, the Building Performance Institute (BPI) announces the nationwide launch of the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certification. This certification will help the nation’s home performance, weatherization, and healthy housing workforce conduct assessments in homes to determine conditions that may adversely affect occupant health and safety. “BPI has always focused on
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Report reveals there no federal or state requirement for inspection for and testing of PCBs; Senator plans legislation, calls on EPA to update regulations, conduct nationwide survey of all schools for hazards and develop guidance for recordkeeping and remediation of toxic chemicals Washington (October 5, 2016) – Up to 14 million