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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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Seasonal Changes Outside Impact the Indoor Air Quality

Seasonal Changes Outside Impact the Indoor Air Quality

Recently I was hired to do seasonal analyses of a commercial building (in Terre Haute, Indiana) to illustrate how various building conditions were allowing for outside seasonal changes to positively and negatively impact the indoor air quality.  This...

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How safe do you think the air quality is in restaurants you frequent?

How safe do you think the air quality is in restaurants you frequent?

How safe do  you think the air quality is in restaurants that  you go to or frequently go too?  Do you think you are safe or unsafe?How do you know if you are safe or unsafe?Why are public buildings not required to have there air sampled ...

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How safe do you think the indoor air quality of hospitals are?

How safe do you think the indoor air quality of hospitals are?

How safe do you think the indoor air quality of hospitals are or is?

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How many homes are ever sampled and tested after a water damage?

How many homes are ever sampled and tested after a water damage?

How many homes or offices are ever sampled and tested after a water damage job and the restoration has stated that it is completed.How do you know the job has been done properly?

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Have you ever had your indoor air quality tested in your home or office?

Have you ever had your indoor air quality tested in your home or office?

Have you ever had your indoor air quality sampled and tested in your home or office?Have you ever?Have you know of anyone who has had it tested for mold with mold sampling and testing?

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Duct cleaning

Duct cleaning

Duct cleaning

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What are some sources of indoor air pollution (chart)

What are some sources of indoor air pollution (chart)

I found this helpful chart online to assist with indoor air care concerns <img src="http://thumb.ibb.co/hYwyAm/Venmar_pollution_source_120314_rev01.jpg" alt=""...

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Tips to Fight Indoor Air Pollution

Tips to Fight Indoor Air Pollution

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2017/oct/25/breathe-healthy-tips-...

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Can Asbestos be in the air?  Video attached.

Can Asbestos be in the air? Video attached.

Can asbestos be in the air?Can asbestos be on items made?

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What kinds of things can you use an air scrubber for?

What kinds of things can you use an air scrubber for?

What kinds of things can you use an air scrubber for?

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How to keep safe from wildfire smoke

How to keep safe from wildfire smoke

With the wildfires going on in California right now i think about the smoke traveling and how if may affected people and their homes. is there anything that you can think of to keep safe from the smoke of a wildfire?<a...

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Many homes are sick in the United States of America and people do not know.

Many homes are sick in the United States of America and people do not know.

People have homes right?People have apartments and condo's right?When was the last time that some one had a physical or home inspection and mold inspection to there home?  Whether you are getting ready to buy one or already live in a home...

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Could your home or office be sick? Have you had it tested?

Could your home or office be sick? Have you had it tested?

Could your home or office be sick?What is sick building syndrome?When was the last time, if any, have you ever had your had your house or work placed checked to see if it was sick?You might want to have your indoor air quality...
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