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Monthly archives for June, 2015

Three Approaches to Prevent Indoor Air Quality Problems

Three Approaches to Prevent Indoor Air Quality Problems Leon Levine, CIH, LEED AP.     www.ecothinkgroup.com Introduction People spend typically about 90% of their time indoors. Indoor air quality (IAQ) directly affects occupant health, comfort and productivity. Poor IAQ can lead to serious health issues including Legionnaires’ Disease, lung cancer from radon exposure, and carbon monoxide […]

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Update on NYS Nail Salon Legislation

Update on NYS Nail Salon Legislation – Nail Salons May Be Shut Down   Leon Levine, CIH, LEED AP.   www.ecothinkgroup.com Last week Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie announced an agreement on legislation intended to protect and support workers in nail salons. The legislation gives the […]

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Hawaii Strives For 100% Renewable Energy

Hawaii Strives For 100% Renewable Energy Last week, Hawaii became the first state in the nation to adopt a 100 percent renewable energy portfolio standard. Hawaii Governor David Ige signed four bills promoting renewable energy including one that establishes the goal of the state reaching 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The state’s former renewable […]

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Are You Being Exposed to Sensitizers?

Are You Being Exposed to Sensitizers? Leon Levine, CIH, LEED AP, www.ecothinkgroup.com Health effects associated with exposure to sensitizing chemicals can be tricky. Sensitization is an immune response. A sensitizer causes little or no reaction in individuals on first exposure. The problem appears on subsequent exposures when a marked immunological response occurs resulting in eye irritation, […]

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A Carbon Tax on Airlines?

A Carbon Tax on Airlines? by Leon Levine, CIH LEED AP    While airlines are having a robust year benefiting from low fuel costs, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a press release Wednesday stating that it’s proceeding with steps to control greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commercial aircraft under the Clean Air Act […]

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Indoor Air Quality and Carbon Monoxide Hazards

Indoor Air Quality and Carbon Monoxide Hazards Leon Levine, MS, CIH, LEED AP     www.ecothinkgroup.com I was recently asked to conduct an indoor air quality (IAQ) assessment in an office space where a number of employees complained about headaches, and feeling dizzy.  Concerns had been raised regarding elevated carbon monoxide (CO) levels inside the […]

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