Cashins & Associates Blog

Industrial Hygiene - What is Soot and Why is it Dangerous?

Posted by Zachary Keefe on Wed, Dec, 11, 2013 @ 16:12 PM

The word "soot" sounds so simple and harmless. To some, it conjures up images of campfires and candles, and perhaps a charming dance number from Mary Poppins.

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Topics: indoor air quality, air testing, EPA, indoor air quality Issues, IEQ, Indoor Environmental Quality, IAQ, soot, Clean Air Act, Air Quality

Cummulative Risk Assessment and Industrial Hygiene Training

Posted by Robert Cashins on Mon, Oct, 28, 2013 @ 15:10 PM

EPA refers to  Cumulative Risk Assessment(CRA) as the analysis, characterization, and possible quantification of combined risks to health or the environment posed by multiple agents or stressors. As the name implies CRA looks at the sum of risks associated with various stressors not just the individual compound of interest. It seems very complicated and is just starting to be used. 

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Topics: EPA, industrial hygiene, occupational health, Hazard Communication, training, risk assessment

PCBs in Caulking - EPA Requirements and Industrial Hygiene Concerns

Posted by Mike Cashins on Mon, Jan, 30, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

PCBs in Caulking

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Topics: EPA, health & safety, industrial hygiene, PCBs, hazardous building materials

Radon - Perform Air Sampling to Ensure Indoor Air Quality

Posted by Mike Cashins on Thu, Jan, 05, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

The EPA is recognizing January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is an odorless and colorless gas that can cause lung cancer. The EPA statistics indicate that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Approximately 21,000 people in the United States die from radon related lung cancer each year.

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Topics: indoor air quality, radon, air testing, EPA

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