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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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every year. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer. Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer. From the time of diagnosis, between 11 and 15 percent of those afflicted will live beyond five […]