25 Sep 2019

Microorganisms are ubiquitous. Though if in abundance and unchecked the propagules of microorganisms inside a pipes e.g. fire sprinkler pipes, chiller pipes, potable water, oil & gas pipes, etc. can cause catastrophic outcomes. Microbial life creates its own tiny environment, or biofilm. Beneath that biofilm, as life proliferates, Microbial Induced Corrosion ( MIC ) is […]

19 Mar 2019

With recent spring storms and snows melts impacting the plains we take a look at how flooding affects IAQ (Indoor Air Quality). Nearly 10 million people were under flood warnings as of Monday, March 18 in the Midwest and Mississippi Valley. According to Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) 74 cities, 65 counties and four tribal […]

12 Mar 2019

Do-it-yourself IAQ test kits now available through Carrier Enterprise, LLC e-commerce websites Building Health Check, LLC (BHC, LLC) in conjunction with Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) at Pure Air Control Services, Inc. are pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Carrier Enterprise, LLC (CE) to provide comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) testing solutions to their customers. […]

26 Sep 2018

Washington, DC — National Radon Action Month: Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. Cancer is scary and is often […]

By Dr. Rajiv Sahay, CIAQP, FIAS, Director of Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and the health of the indoor environment has been a rising concern in recent years from the health, hygiene, and productivity viewpoints. Individuals are exposed to a number of allergens or contaminants on a continuous basis. These contaminates/allergens can cause […]

Jointly published by the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) and Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) at Pure Air Control Services, Inc, this study takes a close look at how human skin cells can affect the health of the indoor environment. Human Skin Cells: A Potential Source of Building Contaminates was made public in July of 2018. It […]

03 Jul 2018

Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) at Pure Air Control Services, Inc. (Lab # 12086) has received accreditation for Legionella and Heterotrophic Plate Counts from the New York State (NYS) Department of Health (DOH) under the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) w.e.f. June 2018. Clearwater, FL Obtaining Legionella accreditation under the NYS DOH ELAP is a multistage, technically verified, quality process for […]

20 Feb 2018

Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory (EDLab) at Pure Air Control Services, Inc., in collaboration with Pan-American Aerobiology Association (PAAA), is pleased to present the 2018 annual meeting and “Spore Camp”: This event, Aerial Bioparticulates & Indoor Air Quality, allows aerobiologists and others to come together, share, and explore indoor air quality, palynology, allergy & immunology and overall air quality. This […]

Current research from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has found that by-products produced by bacteria consuming dead human skin flakes emit urine-like and body odor types of smells that are distributed through a building via the HVAC system. The study was conducted under the leadership of Dr. Lai Ka-man, Associate Professor of the Department of Biology […]

Post hurricane health dangers lurk behind the structural and flood damage caused by Irma in Florida and parts of Georgia. Naples, FL – Category 4 Hurricane Irma ripped across the Florida peninsula causing widespread damage and power outages. The Department of Homeland Security estimated that immediately after the storm over 15 million Floridian were without electricity. That […]