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June 3, 2013: Associations to Develop IAQ Body of Knowledge

Registry of Qualified IAQ Practitioners Will Also Be Developed
June 3, 2013
The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), and AIHA Registry Programs LLC signed a memorandum of understanding that will lead the way toward joint development of a body of knowledge for indoor air quality (IAQ) and a registry of qualified IAQ practitioners.


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Report Shows U.S. Asthma Rates Climbing

August 15, 2011
Contractors know that there are certain customers who may be interested in IAQ accessories due to someone in the family having asthma. Realizing how common asthma is can provide food for thought to contractors about whether they bring up the topic often enough with clients.
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Build Smart, Breathe Easier Program Dedicates First House With Asthma-Healthy Features

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August 15, 2011
The first Habitat for Humanity house built as part of the Build Smart, Breathe Easier national asthma education program was dedicated in Detroit.
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Aug. 11, 2011: AtmosAir Solutions Receives GSA Approval to Sell Products to Government Agencies

August 8, 2011
AtmosAir Solutions, which produces bi-polar ionization indoor air purification products for businesses and homes, has received U.S. General Service Administration (GSA) approval to sell its products to government agencies, including the military.


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Maintenance and Healthy IAQ: The Connection

July 18, 2011
HVAC contractors tell their customers there are many reasons for properly maintaining their furnaces, air conditioners, ductwork, and add-on equipment. A well-running system is efficient and provides greater comfort while saving on energy costs. It is a no-brainer. But an added bonus is the healthy ramifications.
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Feds Launch Action Plan to Protect People From Radon

July 18, 2011
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, and the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Veterans Affairs have joined forces to launch the Federal Radon Action Plan. The goal is to reduce exposure to radon and mitigate this public health risk.
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IAQ Testing Becomes More Critical

July 18, 2011
Indoor air quality is something that can’t be seen or heard - but it can be measured. And the better the method of measurement, the better the chances of reducing contaminant, allergen, and dust levels in the environment.
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IAQ Research Reveals Regional Differences

July 4, 2011
High humidity within homes creates numerous problems. Despite the many home-related humidity issues, there has been little to no measured data available on actual indoor humidity levels in U.S. households. That is why the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded Steven Winter Associates Inc. (SWA) to collect data from homes on interior humidity levels.
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Radiation Puts HEPA Filters on the Frontline

April 18, 2011
In one sense, it’s almost comforting to think of radiation as an IAQ problem - a very big one - but whose first line of defense could be a HEPA filter. In another sense, it’s disconcerting to think of its likelihood due to the number of existing nuclear plants. The earthquake-tsunami events in Japan have drawn attention to defense against radiation.
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Fresh Air Ventilation Beyond the Accidental

April 18, 2011
All homes breathe during the extreme weather conditions of the region. When outdoor temperatures are low and the wind is blowing, most homes get enough fresh air to be “healthy.” However, it is more accidental than controlled. Here are some guidelines for helping customers achieve the kind of IAQ they want, in a controlled way.
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