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Special Report on

Indoor Air Quality

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The adverse effects of poor indoor air quality is an issue of active scientific investigation because of its potential health and perceptual implications with consequent increase in sick building syndrome (SBS). FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRLog (Press Release) – Feb 23, 2009 – The adverse effects of poor indoor air quality is an issue of active scientific investigation because of its potential health and perceptual implications with consequent increase in sick building syndrome (SBS) intensities, deterioration in work performance. These effects are translatable to substantial economic loss, commensurate with the scale of ...
or any mass or energy stressor that can induce adverse health conditions. Indoor air is becoming an increasingly more concerning health hazard than outdoor air. Using ventilation to dilute contaminants, filtration, and source control are the primary methods for improving indoor air quality in most buildings. Determination of IAQ involves the collection of air samples, monitoring human exposure to pollutants, collection of samples on building surfaces and computer modelling of air flow inside buildings.
Consider indoor air quality when weatherizing your home |
As summer heats up and residents weatherize their houses to reduce energy bills, many may not realize that a well-sealed house can increase problems with indoor air quality because of volatile organic compounds and formaldehyde. The Environmental Protection Agency says concentrations of VOCs, which are gaseous emissions from a variety of liquid or solid materials, are "consistently higher indoors (up to 10 times higher) than outdoors." "More and more people are becoming energy-conscious, so they're sealing up their houses, " said Mike Ward, owner of New Orleans Bamboo, which sells eco-friendly home products. market research, surveys and trends
Research Reveals Houseplants Improve Indoor Air Quality
Houseplants are a great way to add color and life to a room, but did you know that some houseplants can actually improve your indoor air quality? Research published in 1989 by NASA and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA)—now known as PLANET (Professional Landcare Network)—revealed that common household plants can help remove harmful indoor air contaminants including formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene. The NASA/ALCA study was originally intended to discover ways to purify air during extended stays in orbiting space stations. With increased interest in and construction of energy-efficient homes, the ... market research, surveys and trends


49 percent Indians do not use toothbrush: Survey
NEW DELHI - Indians have “low level of awareness about the importance of oral health and hygiene” and nearly half of them do not use toothbrush and toothpaste, a survey said Monday. This was revealed by the Consumer Usage and Attitudes Survey conducted across the four geographic zones in India. The study conducted by research firm IMRB said only 51 percent of the people brush their teeth with a toothpaste and a toothbrush. Only 28 percent of the respondents brush their teeth twice a day and 34 percent believe that the current frequency of brushing once a day is sufficient, the survey said. Similarly, it found that 56 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
IBM Press room - 2010-04-29 IBM Survey Shows Strengths, Gaps in ...
ARMONK, N.Y., - 29 Apr 2010: U.S. office buildings have failed to keep pace with the revolution in automation that pervades modern life, according to a new survey of American office workers by IBM (NYSE: IBM ). The wide-ranging survey indicates that inefficiencies built into office buildings are taking a toll in lost productivity and added costs. The survey also revealed a groundswell of desire among working people to help remake their offices into greener environments. Los Angeles emerged as the clear ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Inefficient builders about to hit a wall
FALMOUTH - The homeowners won't see it, but the stud walls of a new house being built in the Ridgewood subdivision here were stapled tight last week with a fine-mesh netting. Insulation contractors blew dense cellulose behind the netting, pumping it into tiny cracks through which heated air would otherwise escape in winter. Daniel Gagnon of Lewiston installs insulation in a new home being built in Falmouth. Falmouth had adopted its own minimum energy standards for construction before the state made the new rules. John Ewing/Staff Photographer Jerry Brown, assistant manager at Quality Insulation in Yarmouth, points out areas ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Buildings Could Help People Breathe Easier
Melinda Burns was previously a senior writer for the Santa Barbara News-Press, covering immigration, urban planning, science and the environment. Amon... In deep geologic time, it may have helped turned the sky from orange (!) to blue, a new study shows. Coal-fueled region uses more energy per capita and pays less for it than the U.S. overall. Despite the agony of watching oil-sodden waters lap at pristine shores, our ham-fisted cleanups can do more harm than good, experts say. The top predator on California’s northern Channel Islands might start dining on recovering foxes and seabirds, scientists warn. Biologists seek to ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Molds and Indoor Air Quality:
regarding mold and indoor air quality available to the public. ..... indoor air quality, molds are increasingly being suspected as the cause of a variety of ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
An Introduction to IAQ | Indoor Air Quality | US EPA
".  The information provided here is based on the current scientific and technical understanding of the issues surrounding indoor air quality and is reflective of the jurisdictional boundaries established by the statutes governing the co-authoring agencies.  Following the advice given will not necessarily provide complete protection in all situations or against all health hazards that may be caused by indoor air pollution. Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Indoor Air Quality
reduce allergen exposure. They offer a full line of supplies to reduce allergen exposure including allergen proof pillow and mattress encasings, HEPA filter air cleaners, vacuum cleaners, carpet treatments and a wide range of respiratory products. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology AAAAI is a leader in the study and treatment of allergic diseases through education and research. It has sinusitis resource tips on how to manage asthma and up to date monthly reports on allergies. American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) AAPCC is a ...
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Indoor Air Quality: what is the best ventilation system to use for ...
I am looking for ventilation system that will give my finished basement fresh air during winter and reduce humidity in the summer because this is a play room for the kids.  I have researched many system such as Humidex and so on but it doesn't sound like that it can do the job.  I bought a system a year ago from the NU-Air company.  the product name is the Odor Eliminator.  The system required to have 2 6" opening to the outside: one opening for outgoing air and one for incoming.  And there is a fan that will run based on the thermostat to draw the air out.  I am reluctant to install this ...
Felt Paper as Flooring Underlayment and Indoor Air quality ...
Many home improvement websites recommend using 15-pound felt paper as flooring underlayment. I wonder if it will release Volatile Organic Compounds into my house over time. After much googling this issue does not seem to be addressed anywhere. Will the felt paper have a negative effect on my indoor air quality? Its typically impregnated with TAR and has a strong bituminous odour. 4 months ago Member since: February 25, 2008 Total points: 57750 (Level 7) Badge Image: Contributing In: Decorating & Remodeling I m guessing that your talking about under a hard wood flooring. Your encapsulating the felt so even if it did release any ...