Indoor Environment Business Newsletter

Originally Posted By: gromicko
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January 2004

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Mold Research
Air Quality Science Study Examines Molds Prevalent in Homes

Air Quality Sciences (AQS) has announced that it has released results from a baseline study, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, examining the levels and types of molds prevalent in homes.
?In the past, there have been no guidelines available that define what is normal and therefore, what should be considered abnormal,? AQS President Tony Worthan said. ?While other studies have focused on ?problem buildings,? this study is valuable because it captures data from buildings with no history of water damage. This provides a basis for comparison so investigators can more easily identify problems.?
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Government IAQ News
EPA Addresses Indoor Air Pollution from Cooking, Heating

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the availability of funds from its Indoor Environments Division/Office of Radiation and Indoor Air for projects aimed at reducing people?s exposure to indoor air pollution from home cooking and heating practices.
The grants will support the design and implementation of pilot projects that address social/behavioral change, market development, technology design, and exposure/health effects monitoring. China, India, Mexico, Guatemala, and South Africa have been identified as ?high risk? countries. ?However, we will accept proposals for projects in other countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America,? EPA stated.
Call the Indoor Environments Division at (202) 343-9764.

Archstone-Smith Expected to Settle Class Action Mold Law Suit

Archstone-Smith Operating Trust reportedly will pay a settlement that could reach $25 million to more than 1,000 residents of a Bal Harbour, FL, apartment building to resolve a class action mold lawsuit.
?Under the deal approved by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeri Cohen, the company agrees to payments for every qualified class member in the lawsuit who lived in the 452-unit, oceanfront tower between June 2002 and January 2003,? the Miami Daily Business Review reported. ?It was during that period, the class members alleged, that an improperly executed renovation of the building?s heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system allowed harmful mold to spread throughout the building.?
Call Archstone-Smith Operating Trust at (303) 708-5959.


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New Product Focus
Betanix Launches MoldWash for ?Taking Out? Mold Spores

Betanix Global has announced the launch of MoldWash, which kills toxic molds and takes out the mold spores.
?We?ve finally perfected the ultimate death sentence for all types of mold,? CEO Eric Von Knipe said. The non-toxic product is being targeted to homeowners, hospitals, kennels, day care facilities, and other places where there is a high incidence of mold growth.
Betanix recently entered third-party talks with Tonight Show veteran Ed McMahon to represent the product. McMahon last year filed a $20-million lawsuit, claiming that a failed plumbing repair resulted in the growth of toxic black mold, putting his family?s health at risk, and killing the family?s dog.
Call Betanix Global at (310) 271-4159.

Business News
Firm Receives UL Listing for Smoke, Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Universal Security Instruments Inc. last month announced it has received Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approval for listing for a new combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm designed for both the electrical and retail distribution channels.
The UL listing clears the way for availability of the unit within the wholesale electrical and retail distribution markets. The company expects the alarm to begin shipping in early January or February.
?By wrapping both vital functions into one alarm device, it gives electrical contractors a way to significantly cut their costs by simplifying installation and maintenance while providing the safety features of a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm,? Universal stated.
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Business and Technology Briefs

Aerias LLC announced that it has released a comprehensive CD of selected papers featuring the latest information on indoor air quality from the Aerias Third Annual National Symposium. This CD compiles selected papers from national experts on the latest trends, analytical techniques, and best practices for improving indoor air quality. Access website

Boulder (CO) Community Foothills Hospital (BCFH) is believed to be the first hospital in the United States to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. Administered by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED certification distinguishes buildings that meet indoor air quality and certain other ?environmentally friendly? standards. BCFH, which opened in September, is a 60-bed, 200,000-square-foot facility. Access website

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The IEBline Calendar

Jan. 13-15: Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor, Ocean, NJ. Call the National Asbestos & Environmental Training Institute at (732) 531-5571.

Jan. 14-16: Certified Microbial Investigator, Phoenix. The American Indoor Air Quality Council also will hold the course Feb. 18-20 in Phoenix. Call the Council at (800) 942-0832.

Jan. 21-23: Certified Indoor Air Quality Consultant, Phoenix. The American Indoor Air Quality Council also will hold the course Feb. 25-27, April 21-23, June 2-4, and July 21-23 in Phoenix. Call the Council at (800) 942-0832.

Feb. 9-13: Industrial Ventilation Conference, East Lansing, MI. Call conference organizers at (517) 394-4614.

Feb. 17: Building Science and Moisture Investigation, Baton Rouge, LA. Call the MidAtlantic Environmental Hygiene Resource Center at (215) 966-6191.

Feb. 18-20: Mold Remediation Project Manager, Baton Rouge, LA. Call the MidAtlantic Environmental Hygiene Resource Center at (215) 966-6191.

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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Thanks for sharing that with us Nick.

Joe Myers