You may not think water intrusion affects indoor air quality, but it does. When water enters the building undetected it creates an ideal environment for mold to grow and thrive. It also allows outside contaminants into the building. This impacts the health of building occupants both at home and in the workplace. Therefore, building managers […]

Is Aspergillus Deadly?  Atlanta, GA – With a wide range of serious health implications Aspergillus is a widely recognized type of fungi. Reactions include allergic reactions and fungal infection. Symptoms can be severe and misdiagnosed as lung cancer or tuberculosis in some occurrences of Aspergillus. A report published in the Aspergillus Website Newsletter – September […]

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its hold on world health, the emergence of fungal infections has the scientific and medical communities concerned. Pulmonary Aspergillosis is chief among them. At Pure Air Control Services, we cautioned building managers about the dangers of this infection long before the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak occurred. In fact, we talked about the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

The receding flood waters are typically tainted with sewage and other toxins. Flood water is toxic and may contain a number of harmful microorganisms such as viruses, mycoplasma, bacteria, protozoa, molds and other detrimental remains of biological and a-biological pollutants. Baton Rouge, LA — The deadly storm system that wreaked havoc on Louisiana, where more than […]

Clearwater, FL  — Indoor environmental screening of the home or work environment is important for individuals with allergies, chronic sinusitis, rhinitis, emphysema, asthma, atopic dermatitis, immune deficiencies, etc. In keeping with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) 1997 recommendations, it is desirable to identify and remove common allergens and modify the home or office […]

At-home DIY IAQ allergen test kits can help adults and children breathe easier As reported in PR NEWSWIRE TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — During Florida’s cooler months, adults and children who suffer from asthma and allergies may experience symptoms similar to those felt in the spring. Spending more time indoors during the cool months […]