By Jeffrey C. May — Many of you have no doubt seen UV lamps in HVAC systems. There is a lot of hype regarding these lamps, partly because installers and manufacturers often recommend such lamps as a way to improve air quality and to keep a system clean. I am going to play devil’s advocate
by Jeffrey C. May — Fungi require moisture. I want to start with a brief review of two types of fungi, because it’s important for building professionals to know the difference. Macrofungi produce fruiting bodies that we call mushrooms or toadstools. These organisms have hyphae that can fan out a few feet to many yards
by Jeffrey C. May — Building and indoor-air-quality professionals should be aware of visible conditions that can lead to airborne irritants, contaminants, and allergens. Combustion Products A woman who lived out-of-state called our office in the hopes that we could help her. She sometimes experienced headaches and dizziness when she did the laundry. Her husband
by Jeffrey May — https://hi.healthyindoors.com/i/1148971-hi-july-2019/ — Top photo – Encapsulate misapplied over mold growth on the underside of an attic roof deck We get a number of calls about attic mold, especially during real estate transactions. Ironically enough, a building occupant is much more apt to be exposed to spores from mold growth in a
by Jeffrey C. May — May Indoor Air for Healthy Indoors Magazine Oct-Nov 2018 edition Up until 1978, nearly all exterior paints and most interior wood-trim paints contained lead pigment. Of all the environmental hazards in homes, lead paint is one of the most serious. Lead-poisoned children number in the tens of thousands and
By Jeffrey C. May — Mold can pose serious health risks – especially for people with allergies and asthma. The key to controlling mold growth is reducing moisture, whether from leaks, high humidity or variations in temperature in your home. Below are ten tips to help you keep your home drier and thus mold free.
We’ve dug into IAQnet’s video archives for this great interview with indoor environmental industry consultant and author, Jeff May, which we did back in 2014 for Healthy Indoors Magazine. This segment was recorded live at the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council’s annual event in Portland, ME., for our “Two Minute Drill” Show with interviewer Bob