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 […]

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 […]

21 Jun 2017

Pure Air Control Services in conjunction with their Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory assists healthcare facilities with fulfillment of the newly mandated CMS Legionella requirements. Tampa, FL—The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new mandate on June 2, 2017 requiring all certified Medicare and Medicaid facilities to have potable water testing and water management plans that meet ASHRAE industry standards to […]

Tampa, FL—Each Year the first Tuesday of May is dedicated as “World Asthma Day” to create awareness of the causes, symptoms and treatments for asthma. Asthma is one common respiratory disorder often characterized by difficulty in breathing, chest congestion, wheezing and coughing. Asthmatics, who suffer from this ailment, are diagnosed with narrow airways and inflamed lungs. The symptoms […]

New EDLab Client Web Portal Offers Convenient Way to View Environmental Test Results Clearwater, FL — If you are an EDLAb client your life just got easier. If you are not, you need to be one.  EDLab at Pure Air Control Services, Inc., a leading provider of environmental testing services, has created a centralized, digital platform […]

WASHINGTON – National Small Business Week celebrations commenced in the nation’s capital at the US Institute of Peace with more than 85 national award winners from across the country.  In 1963 President Kennedy introduced Small Business Week and in 2017 President Trump in his April 28th proclamation declared April 30 – May 6 as Small Business Week, […]

Tampa, FL —  Pollen grains trigger allergenic reactions in tens of millions of people worldwide annually. Common symptoms of these allergies include, but are not limited to, asthma, rhinitis, hay fever, watery eyes, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, increased mucous, headaches, etc. Inhalation and contact are the most frequent means of exposure. Nose, nasal passage, mouth, […]

Posted on March 9th, 2017 by Halosil International The proliferation of new whole room disinfection technologies has provided infection control professionals many options for protecting their patients and staff. Hospitals that proactively adopt these solutions are set apart for their commitment to defeating HAIs.However, while selecting the right whole room disinfection system for the job is […]