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 […]

During the 2017 hurricane season Harvey and Irma ripped into the United States. Millions of people were affected by high winds and flooding. Trees and utility poles fell. Over 60% of Florida lost electricity, some went up to 10 days without service. Roofs of homes and businesses suffered damage. Coastal areas and rivers flooded. Water entered buildings, and HVAC […]

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 […]

02 Aug 2017

In June 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a mandate requiring their facilities, as well as Hospitals, Critical Care Access Hospitals, and Long-Term Care Facilities to comply with ASHRAE’s standard 188 to reduce the risk of Legionella. In the coming months guidelines for enforcement and penalties for non-compliance are sure to be announced. What […]

19 Jul 2017

Dr. Rajiv Sahay, CIAQP, FIAS Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory at Pure Air Control Services, Inc. Super Bug MRSA… A Potential Threat to Indoor Environments The strain of Gram positive bacteria Staphylococcus aureus, resistant to certain antibiotics is commonly known as MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus). These antibiotics include methicillin, oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. One of their main […]