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Legionella bacteria most commonly infect the lungs, but they can spread to the heart and other organs, according to Mayo Clinic. Possible complications of a legionella bacteria infection include septic shock, respiratory failure and acute kidney failure, all of which are life-threatening. Treatment often must occur in a hospital, and the sooner it begins, the […]

Jointly published by the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) at Pure Air Control Services, Inc, this study takes a close look at how human skin cells can affect the health of the indoor environment. Human Skin Cells: A Potential Source of Building Contaminates was made public in July of 2018. […]

keep your home healthy

Originally published on The Daily World Sat Nov 4th, 2017 1:30am By Dave Murnen and Pat Beaty Did you know that keeping your home healthy is important to maintaining your health? There are specific things your house needs to be able to support your day-to-day health needs. Among them are the ability to properly vent […]

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) testing can identify asthma and allergen triggers. The results of such testing can help to develop a plan to reduce triggers, asthma attacks and ultimately lower facility operating costs. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases that afflicts children. Attacks can be debilitating enough to affect student performance and […]

Building Dampness and Mold

Building Dampness and Mold Building dampness has been a topic of research for some time now. Many different areas have been explored such as what causes building dampness, the influence of damp conditions on indoor biological contaminants, and how building dampness affects human health. Of course, there are preventative and remediation measures that can be […]

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Pure Air Control Services in conjunction with their Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory assists healthcare facilities with fulfillment of the newly mandated CMS Legionella requirements. Tampa, FL—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new mandate on June 2, 2017 requiring all certified Medicare and Medicaid facilities to have potable water testing and water management plans that meet […]

Healthy Homes 2017

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes (OLHCHH) has declared June as “National Healthy Homes Month”.  Its main focus is to bring awareness and action to a variety of health issues caused from within a home dwelling. HUD estimates that nearly 6 million homes in […]

A routine Indoor Air Quality testing plan can identify and quantify asthma triggers to aide facilities in remediation. Many children are affected by asthma each year. Certain triggers in the indoor environment can cause asthma attacks that are sever enough to affect school attendance and cognitive performance. Unfortunately, a cure does not exist for asthma. […]

Cleaning Products and Indoor Air Quality Problem

Understanding an Indoor Air Quality Problem Have you been puzzled lately by various types of odors such as scented products, air fresheners, laundry detergent, personal care scents, or others? A survey of selected consumer goods showed some of these kinds of products may emit volatile organic compounds which could cause an indoor air quality problem. […]

Mold Allergy At Office

Symptoms of a Mold Allergy Mold allergy or an allergic reaction to various types of mold produce symptoms that are like other types of upper respiratory allergies. Effects of allergic rhinitis caused by exposure to mold can include: Runny or stuffy nose Cough and postnasal drip Eye, nose and throat irritation Sneezing Dry, scaly skin […]

Building Health Check, LLC, enters reseller agreement with Fellowes to provide AeraMax Professional Air Purifiers Building Health Check, LLC adds cutting edge air purifiers to their lineup of professional Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products, tools and solutions Clearwater FL, February 22, 2017 Building Health Check, LLC, (BHC) the leading provider of Indoor Air Quality testing […]