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Your Brain Wants Better Air Quality

It is self-evident that good indoor air quality (IAQ) improves lung health. But did you know that good IAQcan improve cognitive function? If you are experiencing brain fog at the office, maybe it isn’t the lack ofcaffeine. A recent article from researchers at Harvard...

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VOCs and Indoor Air Quality

VOCs (or Volatile Organic Compounds) can have a huge impact on indoor air quality.  For some, this could also have a negative effect on people's health and well-being.  Because we spend so much time indoors, it is important to understand how these gases can...

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Moisture Control

Introduction  Controlling moisture in homes is important for several reasons. Excessive dampness and elevated relative humidity in your home can cause harm to the occupants’ health, damage to building materials, result in costly renovations or constant...

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Should I Remove Asbestos In My Home?

Usually, asbestos will come into a homeowner’s mind during a real estate transaction or a planned renovation. Many homeowners may not want to pay the fees of a licensed professional asbestos contractor to remove the material after receiving back lab results confirming...

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Particle Identification

Is there a mysterious substance lingering on surfaces in your property that you would like to identify? Buildings can contain contaminants in settled dust due to numerous reasons. If contaminants are present in the dust, it is important to determine their presence and...

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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

How important is indoor air quality?  According to the EPA, we spend roughly 90% of our time indoors.  Studies from the EPA’s Science Advisory Board (SAB) have ranked indoor air pollution to be one of the top five environmental issues.  The importance of indoor air...

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Is It Safe To Have Asbestos In My Home?

Finding an asbestos-containing material in your property can lead to great concern. After having the material tested by a professional, many often worry about their safety after finding these types of materials and if they can even remain in your home. In this blog we...

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A Mold Specialist’s Spring Suggestions

We wear many hats here at Indoor Science, but one of our most commonly worn is “mold specialist”. As we have discussed numerous times in previous blogs, the key to avoiding mold growth is to keep control of the moisture in your home. Moisture is the limiting factor...

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Was Asbestos Previously In My Home?

Asbestos-containing materials are unfortunately a common occurrence in homes built before the 1980s. However, many homes during that time period have undergone changes such as renovation. One may ask, how do I know if there were no asbestos materials previously...

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