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Poison in the Water

THE DANGERS OF LEAD PIPES AND DRINKING WATER  

For many years, lead was used in many readily available materials including paint, gasoline, household plumbing, and municipal water lines — all despite evidence of its dangers being known in the United States as early as 1845. One of the most dangerous realities of lead poisoning is


To Stay Informed

AND ON TOP OF THE GAME  

Continuing education is very important in my industry. And, successful Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) investigations rely heavily on the latest research and techniques. There is so much new research, and so many new tools and methods, that failing to attend some sort of class, workshop, or conference means


Harmless Trend or Health Hazard?

HARD FACTS ABOUT E-CIGARETTES  

In the United States, smoking is the biggest cause of preventable death. Every year, more than 480,000 people die from a smoking-related illness. Within the last decade, a new product has emerged, offering an alternative


What Makes This July Special?

A RARE OCCASION TO SPEND TIME WITH ALL MY DAUGHTERS  

I have been looking forward to this July for some time now. This month I have all of my family coming to visit. My wife and I have three daughters, and our family is scattered all over the world. Our oldest daughter, Shelley, is


Deadly Water in the Air

THE DANGERS OF LEGIONELLA BACTERIA  

Legionnaires’ disease is one of the most common building-related illnesses. Caused by Legionella bacteria, this is a respiratory illness, infecting the lungs and causing pneumonia. A less serious case of Legionella infection is called Pontiac fever, which has similar symptoms to affluenza and lasts only about a week. Legionnaires’ disease


Quality Work for Quality Living

HOW I USE MY SKILLS TO EDUCATE AND IMPROVE PEOPLE’S LIVES  

“My goal isn’t just to find out what’s making people sick; it’s also to make good on an opportunity to educate.” As a kid, my parents and I were forced to relocate pretty frequently. My father was in the Marine Corps and the Air Force, while my mother was with the U.S. State Department.