Category Archives: Indoor Air Quality

Formaldehyde in Weyerhaeuser TJI® Joists with Flak Jacket® Protection

Weyerhaeuser announced in a press release dated July 18, 2017 that its TJI® Joists with Flak Jacket® Protection manufactured after Dec. 1, 2016 are releasing an odor “related to a recent formula change to the Flak Jacket coating that included formaldehyde-based … Continue reading

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Elevated levels of radon gas from concrete used to build homes and condo complex in Georgia

Very interesting news story from Georgia regarding elevated levels of radon gas from concrete used to build homes and a condo complex in Georgia.  I have not heard of anything like this in Maine.  However, it reinforces the importance of … Continue reading

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Home Inspector Tip: How Indoor Allergens & Pollutants May Impact those with COPD

This newly released video from the IAQ Video Network discusses how people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, also known as COPD, may be impacted by exposure to indoor allergens and pollutants. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv-rKdXoW5A

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Chinese Made Laminate Flooring Sold by Lumber Liquidators Unsafe Due to Formaldehyde?

According to the following report which appeared on 60 Minutes on March 1, 2015, Lumber Liquidators’ Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards. http://www.cbs.com/shows/60_minutes/video/A3GckRjCT6fZltzjt0BH8GKM0nGZJ8cw/lumber-liquidators-linked-to-health-and-safety-violations/ Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen that is … Continue reading

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Home Inspector Tip: Test Your Home For Radon

 

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