Cashins & Associates Blog

Indoor Air Quality: The Truth About Toxic Black Mold

Posted by Zachary Keefe on Tue, Aug, 26, 2014 @ 12:08 PM

We are frequently asked questions such as "Is this mold toxic, or just common mold?" 

Or, we get calls from worried building owners or occupants saying that they have discovered "toxic black mold." 

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Topics: industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, indoor air quality Issues, IEQ, Indoor Environmental Quality, IAQ, Air Quality, Mold

Industrial Hygiene: What is Relative Humidity and Why is it Important?

Posted by Zachary Keefe on Fri, Aug, 15, 2014 @ 15:08 PM

We hear the term "Relative Humidity" quite often. It is generally viewed as a simple concept - how much moisture is in the air. It turns out that it's a bit more complicated than this (but not by that much).

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Topics: industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, ventilation assessment, air testing, indoor air quality Issues, IEQ, Indoor Environmental Quality, IAQ, Relative humidity

Diesel Exhaust: What's in It and Why It's Bad for You

Posted by Zachary Keefe on Wed, Feb, 19, 2014 @ 08:02 AM

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Topics: indoor air quality, air testing, industrial hygiene, occupational health, indoor air quality Issues, Certified Industrial Hygienist, OSHA, IEQ, Indoor Environmental Quality, IAQ, Air Quality, diesel emissions

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

How to Pass the LEED Indoor Air Quality Testing Requirement

Posted by Zachary Keefe on Mon, Oct, 21, 2013 @ 15:10 PM

We at Cashins & Associates have provided consulting services to many contractors working on LEED-certified projects. Most of the time, we help in the area of "Indoor Environmental Quality," which deals with the status of the indoor environment before and after construction.

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Topics: indoor air quality, air testing, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality Issues, LEED, Green Buildings, Green Building, IEQ, Indoor Environmental Quality, IAQ

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