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Aussie Brand ASPERA Launch Ultra-Rugged 4G Smartphone
3/5/2015 8:37:13 AM
Australian mobile brand ASPERA, today announced their new ruggedised 4G flagship; ASPERA R6. Fast, powerful, and tough, R6 makes no compromise on outright smartphone performance in adding IP68 certification for total dust protection and water protection at more than 1 metre for 30 minutes. R6 comes with Gorilla® Glass 3 for ultimate screen durability and a ruggedised, shock …
Popular Flooring Products May Contain High Levels of Formaldehyde
3/4/2015 3:18:06 PM
In early March, “60 Minutes” revealed that a national laminate flooring company whose products were manufactured in China may not meet health and safety standards due to high levels of formaldehyde, a known cancer-causing chemical. According to the broadcast, the company’s products averaged six to seven times above the state standard for formaldehyde and even found some …
California Residents Learn that Popular Flooring Products May Contain High Levels of Formaldehyde
California Residents Learn that Popular Flooring Products May Contain High Levels of Formaldehyde
3/4/2015 9:14:49 AM
In early March, “60 Minutes” broadcasted a report about Chinese laminate flooring sold by one of the nation’s largest flooring retailers.  According to the show, more than 100 million square feet of the laminate flooring is installed in homes across America each year.    The investigative report found that many of the Chinese-made laminate flooring products contained high …
Chinese Laminate Flooring Creates Formaldehyde Exposure Concerns across Texas
Chinese Laminate Flooring Creates Formaldehyde Exposure Concerns across Texas
3/3/2015 3:07:03 PM
On March 1st, “60 Minutes” broadcast a report about Chinese-made laminate flooring that has been found to emit high levels of formaldehyde.  The show interviewed experts who had tested over 150 boxes of the laminate flooring bought at multiple locations across California from one of the largest flooring stores in the United States.  They found the products emitted an average …
TWI Attends International Defense Exhibition & Conference
TWI Attends International Defense Exhibition & Conference
3/3/2015 12:46:25 PM
In support of its supply chain solutions for Foreign Military Programs, TWI attended the 2015 International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX). Held 22-26 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, the event gathered GCC military representatives and key international suppliers and contractors. This year’s event included over 80,000 attendees and nearly 2,000 …
TWI Participates at Gulfood
TWI Participates at Gulfood
3/3/2015 12:41:45 PM
TWI recently attended the 2015 edition of Gulfood, one of the biggest food and hospitality trade shows in the Middle East. Held 8-12 February at the Dubai World Trade Center, the event featured 4,000 international food companies from countries including India, Australia, France, UK, and the US. In addition, the event, celebrating its 20th anniversary, attracted more than …
EMLab P&K Releases MoldRANGE Local Climate Report for Mold Testing in Illinois, Texas and Colorado
EMLab P&K Releases MoldRANGE Local Climate Report for Mold Testing in Illinois, Texas and Colorado
3/3/2015 8:00:00 AM
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced the release of the MoldRANGE Local Climate report for clients in Illinois, Texas and Colorado. The mold report provides better insights for outdoor mold spore levels in based on the zip code where the mold testing took place. EMLab P&K is the …
Laminate Wood Flooring Sold Across the USA Could Exceed California Regulated Formaldehyde Emissions
Laminate Wood Flooring Sold Across the USA Could Exceed California Regulated Formaldehyde Emissions
3/2/2015 7:03:22 PM
Americans, who watched an episode of “60 Minutes” earlier this month, are now wondering if they and their families are being exposed to unsafe levels of formaldehyde.  This transpired after the investigative report examined Chinese-made laminate flooring products sold by one of the nation’s largest flooring suppliers.  It found the products emitted an average level of …
Residents of Puerto Rico Concerned Over Formaldehyde Off-Gassing from Laminate Flooring
Residents of Puerto Rico Concerned Over Formaldehyde Off-Gassing from Laminate Flooring
3/2/2015 6:36:42 PM
“60 Minutes” broadcast a report on March 1st that has many residents of Puerto Rico wondering if their laminate flooring is creating unhealthy conditions in their homes, schools and businesses.  The concern is the result of a segment aired on the show that found high levels of formaldehyde present in Chinese-made laminate flooring that was supplied by one of the largest …
Outbreak of Shigellosis Occurs at Texas Elementary School
Outbreak of Shigellosis Occurs at Texas Elementary School
3/2/2015 4:29:48 PM
Last month, a school district in San Antonio sent home a letter to parents informing them of multiple cases of a bacterial infection at one of the district’s elementary schools.  Parents were encouraged to keep sick children at home and the school reportedly took extra precautions to clean and sanitize classrooms and the school building.   The infectious disease that spread …
Smoke, Fire & Water Damage in Properties Impacted by Structure Fires
Smoke, Fire & Water Damage in Properties Impacted by Structure Fires
3/2/2015 10:25:36 AM
Each year in the United States, fire departments respond to over 1 million fires of all types according to the U.S. Fire Administration.  In addition to causing injuries and tragic deaths in some circumstance, fires also result billions of dollars in property damage each year.   The damage and destruction caused by a building fire and efforts to extinguish it can be …
Carbon Monoxide Risks in Commercial & Residential Buildings across Puerto Rico
Carbon Monoxide Risks in Commercial & Residential Buildings across Puerto Rico
3/2/2015 10:12:25 AM
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized due to carbon monoxide poisoning.   Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. People and …
Trex Company Wins Six Awards For Design Excellence
3/2/2015 9:38:42 AM
Trex Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, has won six Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) from Design Journal – a national program that draws approximately 2,000 entries from more than 500 companies each year. This recognition comes on the heels of a record-breaking year in sales for Trex, the company’s successful shift to an …
Facility Management Professionals Eager for Access to UVDI’s V-PAC™ Air Cleaning & Odor Removal System at NFMT 2015
Facility Management Professionals Eager for Access to UVDI’s V-PAC™ Air Cleaning & Odor Removal System at NFMT 2015
3/2/2015 9:33:16 AM
The National Facilities Management & Technology (NFMT) Conference and Exposition begins next week.  From March 10th through the 12th, thousands of facility management professionals from across North America will be in attendance for the annual event that takes place in Baltimore, Maryland.    NFMT 2015 will include presentation from many of the brightest minds in …
Mold Shuts Down Apartment Complex in Santa Rosa
Mold Shuts Down Apartment Complex in Santa Rosa
2/27/2015 5:32:00 PM
Last month, The Press Democrat reported that city code enforcement officers from Santa Rosa, California ordered all residents of an apartment complex to vacate the property.  According to the article, this all occurred after high levels of mold were found in the air.  In addition to the mold problems, there were also reports of leaking roofs, plumbing and windows; unsafe …
EMSL Announces Mold, IAQ & Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshop in South Carolina
EMSL Announces Mold, IAQ & Industrial Hygiene Sampling Workshop in South Carolina
2/25/2015 5:39:21 PM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is hosting a Mold, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Industrial Hygiene (IH) Sampling Workshop on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The workshop will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott located at 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. for attendees. Jason Dobranic, Ph.D., Vice President of Microbiology …
Marijuana Smoke Residue Test Kit Helps Property Managers & Future Tenants Identify Contaminants
Marijuana Smoke Residue Test Kit Helps Property Managers & Future Tenants Identify Contaminants
2/24/2015 4:15:43 PM
Today, in twenty-three states and the District of Columbia there are laws that legalize marijuana in one form or another, often for medical purposes. Several states have even legalized the use of marijuana for recreational use. In addition, marijuana is one of the most commonly used illegal drugs in the nation.   According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “In …
New Jersey Fire Causes Widespread Destruction & Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
New Jersey Fire Causes Widespread Destruction & Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
2/23/2015 4:24:35 PM
Last month, CNN reported on a massive apartment fire that consumed 240 apartments and reportedly displaced 500 residents.  Another 520 residents in adjacent buildings were also impacted.  The fire, in a midrise building in Edgewater, took more than 200 firefighters to stop.   Reports indicate the fire caused millions of dollars in damages and was accidently started by …
MasterTop floors by BASF first to be granted the DGNB Navigator Label
2/23/2015 10:47:29 AM
Following their registration on the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) Navigator platform, BASF’s MasterTop products have now been granted the DGNB Navigator Label. This label allows the manufacturer to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and gives customers the necessary guidance and transparency when selecting products. Only products that offer, for example, …
Is New Flooring or Carpets Creating Indoor Air Quality Problems in Your Home?
2/23/2015 10:30:25 AM
Recently, the Daily Mail published an article about a study conducted by the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research about the health of 450 new mothers and their babies.  The study also examined whether new furniture, PVC sheeting, flooring or carpets had been installed in the participants’ homes and air samples were collected to determine if volatile organic compounds …