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COVID-19 Environmental Test Kit

DIY COVID-19 Test Kits for the Indoor Environment The ongoing pandemic makes it critical for facilities managers to keep their buildings and staff safe. As a result, they need to know if their facilities are free from infection. It is now possible to get fast, accurate indoor air quality (IAQ) results with an easy-to-use COVID-19 […]

Clean Air Month May 2019

Clean Air Month Focuses on IAQ Issues Since 1972, Clean Air Month, sponsored by the American Lung Association, happens every May. Originally one week long, this annual event expanded to the entire month in 1994. Today many states and communities host events to raise awareness about the importance of good air quality both indoors and […]

IAQ Test Kits

DIY IAQ Test Kits Now Available Through Carrier Enterprise Building Health Check, LLC and the Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory at Pure Air Control Services, Inc., are pleased to announce a strategic alliance. Together with Carrier Enterprise, LLC our partnership allows them to provide comprehensive IAQ test kits to their customers. Along with their affiliate companies, Carrier […]

Legionella waterborne bacteria

Is Your Building at Risk from the Legionella Bacteria Many health and safety risks face facilities managers. The spread of legionella bacteria is one of them. Outbreaks impact the health and wellbeing of staff. It also puts visitors at risk and leads to lower productivity. Waterborne bacteria, as well as airborne viruses that impact indoor […]

Asthma and Allergy Triggers in Schools

The Problem of Asthma and Allergens in Schools Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) testing can identify asthma and allergen triggers in schools. As a result, testing helps administrators develop plans to reduce triggers, asthma attacks, and lower operating costs. With fewer triggers, children miss fewer days of school which costs states millions of dollars every year. […]

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 […]

Building Dampness and Mold

The Health Risks of Building Dampness and Mold Building dampness health risks are a concern for building managers. They worry about cause of building dampness, the influence of damp conditions on indoor biological contaminants, and how these things affect the health of building occupants. Of course, there are preventative and remediation measures available. Let’s take […]

Centers for Medicare and Medicaide Logo

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 Month

June is Healthy Homes Month 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 […]

Reduce Asthma in Schools

Indoor Air Quality Testing Reduces Asthma Triggers Asthma affects students in classrooms each year. Certain triggers in the indoor environment cause asthma attacks that are severe enough to affect school attendance and cognitive performance. Unfortunately, a cure does not exist for asthma. However, there are medical treatments for the symptoms, as well as recommendations to […]