Radon Mitigation Techniques

Mitigation techniques are divided mostly into three groups: 1) those that address reduction of radon gas; 2) those that address the reduction of SLRDs; and 3) those that address the DP. The average 19 radon gas reduction, as of 1989, from mitigation techniques is 70%. However, it is more practical to speak of absolute reductions …

Mold Issues in Commercial Facilities

An Inside Look at the Mold Issues in Commercial Facilities Fungi include yeast, mold, mildew and mushrooms. Fungi grow over a wide range of environmental niches and are able to colonize on any surface, provided moisture is present over time. Spores are very lightweight and are easily dispersed in air. Every building is subject to …

Phase II Info

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments American Environmental Labs is experienced in designing and completing Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) in accordance with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard for Environmental Site Assessments (E 1903-11): Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Process, State and Federal requirements and customized to meet client needs and …

Phase I Site Photos

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Phase I Info

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments American Environmental Labs completes comprehensive Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) in accordance with the following: United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Standards and Practices for All Appropriate Inquiries {(AAI), 40 CFR Part 312} Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Process / Designation E 1527-13 (ASTM Standard Practice E 1527-13): A Phase I …

Why Be Concerned with IAQ?

From: Occupational Health & Safety 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, …

What does LEED mean?

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, is a building certification process developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), a non-profit organization (not a government agency) headquartered in Washington, D.C. The USGBC developed the LEED certification process to enhance environmental awareness among architects and building contractors, and to encourage the design and construction …

LEED Requirements

LEED Testing Requirements Methods for the Determination of Air Pollutants in Indoor Air,” and as additionally detailed in the USGBC’s “LEED-NC: Reference Guide.” Demonstrate that the contaminant maximum concentrations listed below are not exceeded: Formaldehyde: 50 ppb. Particulates (PM 10): 50 micrograms/cu. m. Total Volatile Organic Compounds (TVOC): 500 micrograms/cu. m. 4-Phenylcyclohexene (4-PH): 6.5 micrograms/cu. …

What is Radon?

Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family’s health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually.  EPA …

Radon in Drinking Water from Private Wells

What is radon? Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless, radioactive gas. It occurs naturally and is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It can also dissolve into the water supply. Where and how does radon get into drinking water? While most radon-related deaths are due to radon gas accumulated in …