New Connections

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the September 2013 newsletter.

On my bookshelf, I have a tall and dusty stack of Indoor Environment CONNECTIONS newspapers that I have read through the years.   If you’re not familiar with the publication, it is “The Newspaper for the IAQ Industry.”  Whereas other publications on my shelf focus on research, IE CONNECTIONS has always targeted the practice of indoor air quality.

A few months ago, the publication went to an online-only format with articles being posted on a regular basis. That’s good because I am running out of room on my bookshelves!

With the new format, you need to visit the website regularly to check out updated content.  My tip: use iGoogle to manage feeds from IE CONNECTIONS and all your other favorite websites and blogs.

To give you a flavor of the content on the website, here are some articles I thought you would enjoy:

Do you want more?  Read old print issues dating pack to 1999 in their Archive.

To view this months featured website, visit Indoor Environment CONNECTIONS.

To subscribe to this newsletter click the following link: IAQ Website of the Month. To consult with Ian on a mold issue visit the following link Mold Inspection.

Radon Video from Spruce


I get a lot of requests to post other people’s content on my blog. As MY blog, I usually just post MY stuff. I’m making an exception today because I came across a video about radon that was very well done. The graphics are great and it does a good job of explaining radon and radon mitigation. The video takes some artistic liberties, but all in all, a good intro video to radon.

How the Experts Do It

Each month we publish a newsletter titled IAQ Website of the Month.  The excerpt below was originally published in the July 2013 newsletter.

How do you perform an indoor air quality assessment?  There is no single right answer. In fact, you find a wide range of quality and pricing when you compare the strategies of different consultants. Is there anyone we can emulate?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) performs government sponsored air quality assessments on certain properties.  These “health hazard evaluations” (HHEs) are performed at no cost to building owners or employers.  I love to read the reports from HHEs related to indoor air quality to sharpen my skills.

These reports uncover:

  • Equipment used by NIOSH researchers
  • Investigative procedures
  • Sample questionnaires
  • Recommendations based on the problems found
  • Pictures of common indoor air quality issues

Through the years, NIOSH has performed over a thousand health hazard evaluations. Because not all reports are related to indoor air quality issues, you’ll need to do some searching.  Below are links to recent reports related to indoor environmental quality:

To visit this month’s featured website, click NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations. If you would like to search reports for those related to indoor environmental quality, click IEQ and scroll toward the bottom of the page.

To subscribe to this newsletter click the following link: IAQ Website of the Month. To consult with Ian on an indoor air quality issue visit the following link Air Quality Testing.

What Mold Inspectors Can Learn from Radon Professionals – An IAQA Tech Tip Video


If you cannot view the video above go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7yN-Rlopwo&list=UUGBK7T-q97a7Bd2rSYxO_lA

EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) – An IAQA Tech Tip Video


If you cannot view the video above go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeaYPpHz4m8&list=UUGBK7T-q97a7Bd2rSYxO_lA

Electronic Air Cleaners – An IAQA Tech Tip Video


If you cannot view the video above go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAy45U831Lg&list=UUGBK7T-q97a7Bd2rSYxO_lA

Equilibrium Relative Humidity – An IAQA Tech Tip Video


If you cannot view the video above go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NuCzNpENac&list=UUGBK7T-q97a7Bd2rSYxO_lA

Cockroach Allergen – An IAQA Tech Tip Video


If you cannot view the video above go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yqPhAGkTug

Calculating Dew Point with a Psychrometric Chart – An IAQA Tech Tip Video


If you cannot view the video above go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk_NGSbj6HQ&list=UUGBK7T-q97a7Bd2rSYxO_lA

Air Quality Checkups – An IAQA Tech Tip Video


If you cannot view the video above go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9oH5fqNt0&list=UUGBK7T-q97a7Bd2rSYxO_lA

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