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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 …
Oil Workers State Safety Issues are a Primary Concern at Labor Talks
Oil Workers State Safety Issues are a Primary Concern at Labor Talks
3/4/2015 11:52:40 AM
Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported that too much pressure in a piece of equipment at a refinery in Torrance was the cause of an explosion that injured four contractors and jolted many people in the surrounding neighborhood.  The explosion also released materials that settled on homes and cars in the area.   This most recent refinery incident was quickly sited by a …
Turner Insurance Agencies Raise Over $200,000 To Support Type 1 Diabetes Research In Collaboration With JDRF, Continues Volunteering Efforts At House Of Hope And More
3/4/2015 10:44:58 AM
With agencies in Merritt Island, Rockledge and Jacksonville, FL, Turner Insurance Agencies continue their mission to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, preparing with their team, Team Turner, for the JDRF 2015 walk. This is their next big mission focus while they continue to volunteer and provide assistance to The House Of Hope and the Central Florida Food Bank.   Utilizing …
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 …
Eco entrepreneur awarded top prize in international competition for innovative ‘SpaTap’ portable tap/shower
3/4/2015 8:42:36 AM
Entrepreneur, Stuart Mason has been awarded the prestigious top prize in the Standard Bank of South Africa’s worldwide Water4Africa Competition for his ‘ SpaTap ’ invention.  The SpaTap is a pocket sized, durable, portable, energy-free water dispenser that can be operated as a tap or shower. When fitted over any new or used plastic or glass bottle, the bottle acts as a …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Wild Giant Panda Population Increases Nearly 17%
3/2/2015 10:01:12 AM
The number of wild giant pandas has increased nearly 17% over the last decade, according to a new survey conducted by the Chinese government. Figures released by the Chinese government show that the global population of wild giant pandas has reached 1,864 – up from 1,596 when their numbers were last surveyed in 2003. A symbol of wildlife conservation, giant pandas are only …
Aerobiology Laboratory Announces California Location
Aerobiology Laboratory Announces California Location
3/2/2015 10:00:00 AM
Aerobiology Laboratory Associates, Inc. announced today its newest laboratory location in Huntington Beach, California.  Suzanne Blevins, CEO of Aerobiology stated, “We are very excited to bring our high quality laboratory services to California.  We feel our team of analysts will show the California market what makes Aerobiology different from our competitors.  Our clients …
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 …
New Pesticide Exposure Protections Announced in California
2/26/2015 4:51:06 PM
Last month, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) announced new rules for the use of the pesticide chloropicrin.  Chloropicrin is widely used in agriculture as a soil fumigant.  The news rules are meant to enhance protections for people who work and live near fields treated with the pesticide.                          The new measures announced by the DPR …
1,700 Years of Experience Represented at ACAC Executive Meeting
1,700 Years of Experience Represented at ACAC Executive Meeting
2/26/2015 11:00:00 AM
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) held its annual Executive Meeting February 6th and 7th, 2015, in Avondale, Arizona.  More than 70 members of ACAC certification boards, operating board and national advisory board were in attendance. “We welcomed board members from across the country who together represented more than 1,700 years of IAQ-related field …
The Nature Conservancy, Delaware Chapter, Welcomes New Trustees
The Nature Conservancy, Delaware Chapter, Welcomes New Trustees
2/26/2015 9:06:38 AM
As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, the Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy welcomes dynamic new trustees John E. Osborn and Stuart Widom to its board.  John Osborn is a business executive, lawyer, investment advisor, policy advocate, writer and former diplomat. He serves as an executive in residence to the healthcare group of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus …
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 …
Industry, Government Agencies & the Public Connect with CIHs through the ABIH® Website
Industry, Government Agencies & the Public Connect with CIHs through the ABIH® Website
2/24/2015 4:41:21 PM
The most sought after professionals who provide occupational health and safety services to people across the globe are Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs).  Many industries, institutions and government agencies rely on their knowledge and skills to ensure that workers and the public are not exposed to potentially harmful substances and situations.    In addition to …
Texas Air Quality Experts Help Prevent Exposure to Hazardous Levels of Lead at Gun Ranges
Texas Air Quality Experts Help Prevent Exposure to Hazardous Levels of Lead at Gun Ranges
2/24/2015 4:29:50 PM
Texas is home to a multitude of indoor and outdoor shooting ranges.  Across the entire country, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) estimates there are approximately 9,000 non-military outdoor firing ranges and between 16,000 and 18,000 indoor ranges.  The U.S. military alone operates more than 3,000 indoor firing ranges.   Gun enthusiasts, law …
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 …
Media Advisory: Environmental and Landowner Groups React to Pending Keystone XL Veto
2/24/2015 3:24:10 PM
PRESS CALL TODAY AT 4:00PM EST*** Dial:  877-876-9171 , Pass Code: KXL This afternoon, Congress sent to President Obama’s desk a piece of legislation that would force approval of the controversial proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. The Obama Administration has indicated that a veto of this misguided bill will come sometime today. Today at 4pm EST, environmental …