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X-ray fluorescence (XRF)

February 28, 2008

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology is a fast, highly accurate method for analyzing the soil removal capability of cleaning products such as vacuum cleaners and carpet extractors. In basic terms, the XRF hand-held instrument emits energy and excites the atoms of a target element. The energy …

EPA

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

January 13, 2008

The term “sick building syndrome” (SBS) is used to describe situations in which 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. The complaints may be …

CDC

Facts about Fungal Fragments

December 30, 2007

Editor’s Note: Mold spores are not the only concern, scientists say. Tinier pieces of mold called “fungal fragments” may be deeply inhaled and cause problems. The content below is from the CDC:   Exposure to fungi, particularly in water damaged indoor environments has been thought …

Enteric Bacterial Contamination of Public Restrooms

December 22, 2007

Summary   This study identifies those sites in public restrooms where enteric bacteria are likely to occur. Forty-seven public restrooms were randomly selected and analyzed in this study. Samples collected with moistened-sterile cotton swabs were transferred to tubes containing Colilert media and incubated at 37° …

NIOSH Guidelines for MRSA Cleanup

December 17, 2007

Cleaning contaminated equipment and surfaces with detergent-based cleaners or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered disinfectants is effective at removing MRSA from the environment.   Because cleaners and disinfectants can be irritating and exposure has been associated with health problems such as asthma, it is important to …