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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Cleaning Products and Indoor Air Quality Problem

Understanding an Indoor Air Quality Problem Is a strange odor in your home causing you concern? It could be a result of a home cleaning or personal hygiene product. If you use scented products in the home, such as air fresheners, laundry detergent, and personal care items, they could be the reason behind those chemical-like […]

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 […]

Originally published on Web MD WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on August 13, 2014 It’s a question that puzzles a lot of people when those familiar symptoms hit: Is all that coughing and sneezing from a cold or hay fever? It’s sometimes a tough call, but how long your problems last […]

Washington, DC —Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. That’s why January has been declared National Radon Action […]

Create a Dust-Free Bedroom

If you are dust-sensitive, especially if you have allergies and/or asthma, you can reduce some of your misery by creating a dust-free bedroom. Dust may contain molds, fibers, and dander from dogs, cats, and other animals, as well as tiny dust mites. These mites, which live in bedding, upholstered furniture, and carpets, thrive in the […]