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Too much carbon dioxide may cloud our thinking!

2016-03-01T10:57:08+00:00

This is quite an interesting article because for indoor air quality practitioners, carbon dioxide is a marker for the effectiveness of ventilation of a space.  But now, some researchers are showing that elevated carbon dioxide in the range of only 1,000 ppm can affect our thinking and decision making. And this article again discusses that [...]

Too much carbon dioxide may cloud our thinking! 2016-03-01T10:57:08+00:00

Radon in the news – National Post

2015-11-08T15:08:58+00:00

Is it time to include radon testing in your annual proactive IAQ testing program?  Radon is discussed more and more lately and due diligence efforts should possible extend to include radon. National Post Radon Article  

Radon in the news – National Post 2015-11-08T15:08:58+00:00

Sterling IAQ teaming with BOMA China on Indoor Air Quality Education

2015-07-24T08:45:30+00:00

Sterling IAQ Consultants Ltd. (Sterling IAQ) has partnered with the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) China to provide indoor air quality education sessions to its members. Michael Glassco of Sterling IAQ and BOMA China have organized two special indoor air quality education sessions ... August 13 in Beijing and August 14 in Shanghai.  The [...]

Sterling IAQ teaming with BOMA China on Indoor Air Quality Education 2015-07-24T08:45:30+00:00

E-cigarettes and indoor air quality

2016-12-29T15:56:03+00:00

With the increased use of e-cigarettes, studies seem to come out every day (like the one in the link below).  But how does e-cigarette use indoors affect indoor air quality for the non-smokers?  Not much research has been done yet. Should you permit the use of E-cigarettes in your building?  Very tough question to answer. [...]

E-cigarettes and indoor air quality 2016-12-29T15:56:03+00:00

Mould Exposure

2015-11-05T08:13:15+00:00

Moulds are fungi, naturally found both indoors and outdoors. Except for yeasts, which reproduce by budding, moulds spread by releasing tiny spores into the air. Warm and damp conditions inside your home help mould to grow, resulting in mould spores in indoor air. Read more on this topic    

Mould Exposure 2015-11-05T08:13:15+00:00

Radon is a serious health issue!

2015-11-05T08:14:22+00:00

Radon is a radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste and can get into your home undetected. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. When radon escapes from the ground into the outdoor air it is diluted to low concentrations [...]

Radon is a serious health issue! 2015-11-05T08:14:22+00:00

Asbestos in Vermiculite

2016-12-29T15:56:03+00:00

Even though vermiculite by itself is harmless,the deposit in Libby, Montana, just across the border from British Columbia, was naturally contaminated with tremolite... an extremely carcinogenic form of asbestos. The Libby mine was once the most important source of vermiculite in the world. But the mine has been closed since 1990. The site has been [...]

Asbestos in Vermiculite 2016-12-29T15:56:03+00:00