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Indoor Environmental Carcinogens: A Brief Review

Indoor Environmental Carcinogens: A Brief Review

When we talk about indoor environmental quality, we aren't just talking about the air's quality; rather, we're discussing the overall environmental quality.  Here's a brief example of what I'm talking about: While air quality might look at those thin...

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Conflict of Interest Defined in Federal & Industry Standards:

Conflict of Interest Defined in Federal & Industry Standards:

In the past we've discussed how it is a conflict of interest for someone or some company to provide inspection and remediation/restoration services.  What I'd like to do in this article is expand on that conversation by sharing some of the federal an...

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Have your air tested for allergens and mold

Have your air tested for allergens and mold

More information on sampling and testing your air from a certified mold inspector 

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The Truth About Asbestos Exposure & It's Impact on One's Health:

The Truth About Asbestos Exposure & It's Impact on One's Health:

QuoteJason, I had a home inspector come into my house and say they think they see asbestos on some plumbing and duct-work.  I don't know if it is ...

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Strategy and Use of Air Purification Systems:

Strategy and Use of Air Purification Systems:

Jane Doe, an Indianapolis, Indiana resident, was suffering with symptoms inside her home that she wasn't outside her home.  When she inquired about it with her doctor, the doctor - without reviewing an indoor environmental inspection report or inspec...

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Insist on a Root Cause Analysis for Poor Indoor Environmental Quality

Insist on a Root Cause Analysis for Poor Indoor Environmental Quality

While testifying on an Indiana case, recently, I was asked by a lawyer why the investigation I performed was necessary on his client's (insurance) claim.  My answer was simple: Had I not performed the investigation that I did, I would not have been a...

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How do you know how safe your indoor air quality is?

How do you know how safe your indoor air quality is?

How do you know how safe your indoor air quality is?When do you think if ever that most people have had there indoor air quality checked and sampled and tested?Should all homes have this performed and done to determine how safe there home...

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When in Doubt, Wear a Respirator: Respiratory Protection

When in Doubt, Wear a Respirator: Respiratory Protection

I recently wrote an article called When Do I Need a Respirator? Respiratory Protection, which can be found here: <a href="http://restorationboard.com/indoor-air-quality-occupant-safety-27/when-do-i-need-a-respirator-respiratory-protection/"...

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Name some ways that you can name that creates a clean environment in a home?

Name some ways that you can name that creates a clean environment in a home?

Name some ways that you can name that creates a clean environment in a home for indoor air quality?

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Christmas tree syndrome?

Christmas tree syndrome?

how you ever had Christmas tree syndrome? Here are some ways you may be able to avoid it. found this article online  <a href="ht...

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How contaminated is your home or place of work?

How contaminated is your home or place of work?

How contaminated is your home or place of work?

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When Do I Need a Respirator? Respiratory Protection

When Do I Need a Respirator? Respiratory Protection

An Indianapolis, Indiana restoration contractor writes to me, and asked: Quote ... When do I need a respirator? ... <div...

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How many things can you name that pollute our home or where we work?

How many things can you name that pollute our home or where we work?

How many things can you name that pollute our home or where we work?

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Chemical Mixtures in Environment & Biological Responses in Building Occupants

Chemical Mixtures in Environment & Biological Responses in Building Occupants

While on an inspection in Terre Haute, Indiana, I was approached by someone diagnosed with chemical sensitivities.  What this meant was that he would experience ill-health sooner than most when exposed to various chemicals in the atmosphere (indoor o...

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Have the IAQA & IICRC Sold Out to the Highest Bidder?

Have the IAQA & IICRC Sold Out to the Highest Bidder?

What would you think of an organization like the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) writing a standard of care based on manufacturers who are also members of its institute instead of the letter of law and...

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Can Lay Persons Stay in a Building Being Remediated?

Can Lay Persons Stay in a Building Being Remediated?

While working on a claim, one of the materially interested parties (the one responsible for the remediation of the indoor environment) wrote to their tenant (who happens to be a business owner): <div...

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Performing Remediation Without a Protocol: Client Hides Report!

Performing Remediation Without a Protocol: Client Hides Report!

This is one of those What Would You Do? articles, so I'd love to hear back from readers.What would you do? . . . . . Your business leases a space from someone.  When, one day, one of your employees files a workman's compensati...

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How do you determine your sampling needs when you're uncertain of them?

How do you determine your sampling needs when you're uncertain of them?

In an earlier article on Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ (which can be read here: http://restorationboard.com...

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What is Good Indoor Air Quality, IAQ?

What is Good Indoor Air Quality, IAQ?

An Indianapolis, Indiana man asks: QuoteJason, I've read your articles for years.  Got me thinking. What is good indoor air quality?</blockq...

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Terre Haute: Settling For Less Than It Deserves in IAQ Restoration & Remediation

Terre Haute: Settling For Less Than It Deserves in IAQ Restoration & Remediation

Terre Haute's slogan is "a level above", but Terre Haute, Indiana, like other parts of the United States (U.S.), has fallen victim to restoration and remediation contract companies who are uneducated (only three people in all of Terre Haute have cert...

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Indiana Business Suffers Poor Air Quality due to Improperly Installed ERV

Indiana Business Suffers Poor Air Quality due to Improperly Installed ERV

This is a true story that impacts more people and businesses than one might imagine.  The indoor air quality of a building is negatively impacted by a Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) technician's inability (to perform the work or car...

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Should people only be using organic cleaners in the home?

Should people only be using organic cleaners in the home?

What are organic cleaners in the home?Would this be like hydrogen peroxide and vinegar?

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Did you know that carpet, padding, plastics and more affect the air quality?

Did you know that carpet, padding, plastics and more affect the air quality?

Do you think that plastics, carpet, padding, paint, varnish and chemicals you use in your home can also affect indoor air quality?

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What is a VOC and can it affect indoor air pollution as well?

What is a VOC and can it affect indoor air pollution as well?

What is a VOC and can it affect indoor air pollution as well?
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