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Mold found at northern Pinal school

By DANIEL DULLUM, Staff Writer Florence Reminder, November 19, 2008
Questions concerning the mold remediation process at Walker Butte K-8 school never came up at the Florence Unified School District Board of Education meeting on Nov. 12 in Copper Basin. But, according to the company handling the…

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California’s Indoor Air Quality Program Targets VOCs

July 19, 2011
PRLog — Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) refer to chemicals with significant vapor pressures, so they can easily be emitted into the environment as a gas. VOCs can be released from both solids and liquids.According to the U.S. Environmental Protection…

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Vermiculite Insulation could be a Health Threat to Families

WEBWIRE – June 13, 2017
The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide asbestos sampling to ensure building occupants are not exposed to their deadly fibers. Since 2002, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been conducting

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Infrared Expert from Clark Seif Clark Discusses Thermography

April 4, 2011
PRLog – An article in the February 2011 issue of Indoor Environment Connections (IEC) discusses the benefits and limitations of utilizing infrared (IR) cameras during IAQ investigations. Entitled “To Err is Human – Is to IR Divine?”, the article provides an in-depth

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TCE Exposure Risks Due to Vapor Intrusion & Other Pathways

Chatsworth, CA –WEBWIRE – February 10, 2015
Vapor intrusion occurs when there is a migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated groundwater or soil into an overlying building. Volatile chemicals emit vapors that migrate through subsurface soils and into indoor air spaces that can cause exposure concerns for the building’s occupants…

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PCB-Containing Caulk Found in Many Homes and Buildings

Chatsworth, CA – WEBWIRE – Monday, October 10, 2016
Caulking is a common building material found in virtually all homes and buildings. The flexible material is used to seal gaps and joints to make them water and airtight. Unfortunately, many caulking materials used in…

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Identifying Asthma Triggers at Work and in the Home

Chatsworth, CA –WEBWIRE – Tuesday, May 16, 2017
This time of year is the peak season for many allergy and asthma sufferers, making the month of May the ideal time to recognize Asthma Awareness Month and World Asthma Day, which took place on May 2nd…

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Why the U.S. Should Ban Asbestos Immediately

December 17th, 2007
Senator Patty Murray is trying for the third time in six years to get Congress to ban the use and import of asbestos in the United States. According to the World Health Organization, more than 40 countries have banned…

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Mold Discovered in Florence School

MOLD DISCOVERED IN FLORENCE SCHOOL – October 15, 2008
The following news release was sent by the Superintendent of the Florence Unified School District No. 1: On August 25, 2008, it was first reported to the Facilities Administrator…

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Identification Of Meruaiporia Incrassata

The increased concern over building wood structural damage caused by wood decay fungi has hastened the need for reliable and accurate identification of the cause, particularly Meruliporia incrassata (Poria incrassata), a water- conducting brown-rot fungus…

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Case Study: Industrial Hygiene #2

CSC Industrial Hygienist collecting sample in the breathing zone of a worker to assess chemical exposure. In 2007, new State regulations mandated the fluoridation of public drinking water…

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Senate Passes Asbestos Ban

October 5, 2007
The Pump Handle by CMonforton Nearly 7 years ago, the late Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) began a legislative effort to ban asbestos-containing products. Yesterday, the “Ban…

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Mesothelioma News

December 17th, 2007
Senator Patty Murray is trying for the third time in six years to get Congress to ban the use and import of asbestos in the United States. According to the World Health Organization, more than 40 countries have banned…

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Green Buildings

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings…

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