According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), The definition of indoor air quality is the quality of the air in a home, school, office, or other building environments. We hear all the time about pollution and outdoor air quality, but there is very little emphasis on indoor air quality, which for most people is where the majority of their time is spent. Why is … [Read more...] about Take Control of Your Indoor Air Quality
One of the most common physical occurrences in marine science is the accumulation of microorganisms, algae, mussels, seaweed, plants and other water-related growth that is attached to the hull of ships or on the posts of a pier. Such undesirable growth decreases the performance of a ship and increases fuel consumption. This accumulation is called biofouling or microbiological … [Read more...] about Biofouling: Can It Trigger Allergies From Drinking Water?
Did you know that the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) declared September as Mold Awareness Month? While the month draws to a close, mold is still a problem that many Americans face and awareness is quite important. The EPA teaches us that “Molds live in the soil, on plants, and on dead or decaying matter…[they] produce tiny spores to reproduce, just as some plants … [Read more...] about Mold Awareness – Stop the Spread and Protect Your Home
Sick building syndrome or SBS refers to situations where "building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified," according to the EPA’s Indoor Air Quality website. This can occur either in a specific room or area, or throughout the building. Symptoms can … [Read more...] about Is Your Building Sick?
Since 1972, the Clean Water Act has protected our streams, rivers, lakes, and other waterways from being polluted by industry. This legislation has served as a model for other countries since its inception. Now, there are forces at work in the U.S. that would dismantle this landmark law and make it easier for industries to discharge pollutants into our waters. Last month, the … [Read more...] about Clean Water Act Under Attack