By Jeffrey C. May Although I take many air and dust samples in my indoor air quality investigations, I’m going to play the Devil’s Advocate in this article and discuss what I believe are the weaknesses and pitfalls in many areas of mold testing. First, air samples alone won’t identify the location of mold growth.
Build It, and They Will Come Fungi can grow in a variety of environmental conditions, from sopping wet to somewhat dry, through a broad range of temperatures, and on a variety of organic materials. The common link is that fungi require nutrients and moisture to grow. Lacking any internal digestive systems, they gather and break
The January digital edition of Healthy Indoors Magazine’s cover story is on Mold: Sorting the Facts from the Fiction. This issue also has timely articles on Radon and Lead, along with all the other valuable monthly features and information you’ve come to expect! Click here to read the January 2017 Digital Edition now!
Development and exacerbation of allergic disease can be promoted by exposure and sensation to allergens. Indoor allergens such as animal dander, dust mites, and mold have been reported to associate with allergic disease. In indoor and outdoor environment both fungal spores and particles are widely distributed, and exposure has been shown to, in individuals who
Tenants of public housing that is a part of the NYCHA are still plagued by toxic mold four years after Hurricane Sandy, according to a survey released October of 2016. According to a survey taken by the Red Hook Initiative, 40% of the 280 who responded currently claim to have mold. To make it worse,
By Jack Springston Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse… Those of you who know me know that, for years now, I have had issues with the ongoing proliferation of certificates and certifications in the indoor air quality (IAQ) and mold profession. By last count, the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) has
By Sara Ganim, CNN Updated 12:03 PM ET, Tue October 4, 2016 Charges filed in Flint water crisis 02:42 Story highlights Residents of Flint, Michigan, are dealing with an outbreak of Shigellosis The bacterial disease typically spreads when people don’t wash their hands (CNN)Flint, Michigan, is dealing with another outbreak. This time it’s an infectious
IAQ Knowledge-to-Action Professional Training Webinar Series Thursday October 20, 2016 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT Webinar participants will learn how to— Build a system or program to secure sustainable funding for IAQ/moisture management, including how to develop short- and long-term goals, how to implement evaluation methods to capture return on investment, and more. Implement
What Have We Learned about the Microbiomes of Indoor Environments? Presented by:Brent Stephens, PhD, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology Date and Time: Thursday, September 22, 2016, 11 a.m. – Noon (EDT) Q&A Session: Noon–12:30 p.m. EDT Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Within the built environments, in the air,
Today our new website for the Emory Center for Public Health Preparedness and Research (CPHPR) went live (http://cphpr.emory.edu/), and on this website, you will find links to materials and videos from our legionellosis workshop: “From Watersheds to Showerheads.” I encourage you all to share this link with your collaborators and colleagues interested in controlling pathogens in engineered water