Why Be Concerned with IAQ?

ACCORDING to the National Human Activity Pattern Survey (NHAPS) as referenced by EPA, Americans spend about 90 percent or more of their time indoors. For this reason, the quality of our indoor air should be of great concern, whether it is in a home, a workplace, or a school, hospital, or medical facility–virtually any indoor …

UV Presentation

Ultraviolet Light Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than soft X-rays. It is so named because the spectrum consists of electromagnetic waves with frequencies higher than those that humans identify as the color violet (purple). UV Light is typically found as part of the …

Ultraviolet Light Info

Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength shorter than that of visible light, but longer than soft X-rays. It is so named because the spectrum consists of electromagnetic waves with frequencies higher than those that humans identify as the color violet (purple). UV light is typically found as part of the radiation received …

Trichothecene Mycotoxins

Trichothecene mycotoxicosis, Alimentary Toxic Aleukia was used for the symptoms arising from eating contaminated grains in the Soviet Union. The effects of trichothecenes at high doses are in part derived from information on yellow rain attacks and animal experiments. These symptoms and effects are distinct from those found in alimentary toxic aleukia that is a …

Legionnaires Disease

Legionnaires Disease is a progressive and potentially fatal atypical pneumonia caused by the inhalation of water aerosols containing Legionella bacteria deep into the lung. The onset is relatively abrupt with high fever, malaise, myalgia, headache, nonproductive cough, inflammation of the membrane covering the lungs (pleurisy), and sometimes diarrhea.

Environmental Causes of Infertility

Information Compiled by Wayne Sinclair, M.D. Richard W. Pressinger, (M.Ed.) Graduate Research Project USF, Tampa, Florida Environmental causes of infertility and miscarriage have been summarized for you from major medical journals. The information clearly shows why infertility rates have increased dramatically since the 1950’s, and therefore, shows what you can do to greatly improve chances of conception without medical …

CDC – Facts about Stachybotrys chartarum and Other Molds

I heard about “toxic molds” that grow in homes and other buildings. Should I be concerned about a serious health risk to me and my family? The term “toxic mold” is not accurate. While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous. Hazards presented …

Asthma

American Environmental Labs performs Indoor Air Quality Inspections that can include: Mold, Dog, Cat, Mice, Cockroach and Dust analysis by sampling the residence air stream. Asthma and indoor air pollutants Allergens such as mold, household pests (i.e., dust mites and cockroaches) and even your pets can cause asthma symptoms to flare up.  Fortunately, there are …

NFPA 99 Medical Air Dew point Requirements

By Compressed Air Best Practices The NFPA 99 (National Fire Protection Agency) Standard for Healthcare Facilities (2005 Edition) is the current Code by which Healthcare facilities in the U.S. design their compressed air systems. The NFPA 99 Standard covers many requirements for medical gases, with compressed air being just a component of the Standard. To …