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.
HVAC Hygiene for IAQ: Getting Your DUCTS in a Row Healthy Indoors Magazine’s February 2017 digital edition is available online now, at HealthyIndoors.com, featuring a cover story on HVAC hygiene and air duct cleaning. Additional features include, “Case Studies on Building Odors”, “The Polluted Brain: Evidence builds that dirty air causes Alzheimer’s, dementia”, and “Impact
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
A recently unsealed complaint filed by the law firm Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP claims that four major chemical companies had information that a chemical they manufacture poses significant health risks, but withheld the data from the government. According to court documents, the firm discovered evidence of the information while reviewing discovery materials in a separate
Published on Aug 24, 2016 Exposure to elevated levels of formaldehyde is an important public health issue. Following Hurricane Katrina, when displaced people were temporarily housed in new trailers and mobile homes supplied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), concerns over exposure to formaldehyde off-gassing from building materials, furnishings and fabrics in these temporary
Published August 3, 2016 New regulations intended to protect against Legionella in cooling towers and healthcare facilities in New York State are now in effect. The regulations require that New York cooling towers be registered, inspected, and tested for Legionella, a bacterium that can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a serious respiratory illness that can result in