No, that is not a typo, it is definitely meant to be furry and not fury. We are talking about indoor air quality (IAQ) here, not Armageddon. But, make no mistake about it, for severe allergy sufferers the differences often feel like semantics.
Developed together with medical and industry experts, the AirAnswers system offers the ability to detect a wide spectrum of airborne particulate matter (bioaerosols) with a testing menu that includes allergens, molds, and viruses such as SARS-CoV-2.
GBAC's first official scientific paper has been accepted for publication. “Biological Air Quality Considerations for Non-Healthcare, As Built Environments,” was developed with support from the National Airduct Cleaners Association and addresses several strategies for improving indoor air quality in facilities such as schools, restaurants, convention centers and gyms.
When it comes to the plethora of new sampling systems springing to market for indoor air quality, distinguishing the steak from the sizzle can be a difficult process. By the very nature of it being new, advertising for innovative technology tends to emphasize features, with a secondary focus on benefits, the sizzle.
The approach often taken by contractors is the simple and quick method to set up containment. In reality, the design and construction of containment often takes far longer than the actual remediation. Containment is one of the highest liabilities that impacts the contractor, as well as the client, and should be given priority.
The Indoor Air Quality Association is hosting its 2022 Annual Meeting & Expo February 22-25 in Tucson, Arizona. In this episode of Ask the Expert, IAQA President Jay Stake discusses the educational program of more than 40 sessions on topics including infectious diseases, mold remediation, and regulations and standards.
“Hideous piles of plastic in our landfills or incinerators aside, containment is never a bad thing. Just like running a HEPA on every job site is never a bad thing, building containment is also never bad, from a purely scientific perspective. These decisions, however, do not happen in a vacuum,” Keith Gangitano writes.
Dr. Gene Cole shares stories that stick with him regarding the health and safety of restoration contractors and their customers. He also offers COVID-19 cleaning and disinfection tips in the face of the Omicron variant.
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association — also known as the HVAC Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association — has announced its 33rd Annual Meeting & Exposition will take place March 20-22, 2022 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort in Aurora, Colo.