Gerald Monroe

Here’s what to know about radon—including what it is and why it can be harmful if detected in your home. You can’t see, smell, or taste radon. This radioactive gas occurs naturally as the uranium in soil and rocks breaks down—and it can be deadly. Exposure to radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in …

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CHAPTER 372 An act to amend Section 740.12 of, to add Sections 740.18, 740.19, and 740.20 to, and to add and repeal Chapter 8.7 (commencing with Section 1600) of Part 1 of Division 1 of, the Public Utilities Code, relating to energy. [ Approved by Governor  September 30, 2020. Filed with Secretary of State  September 30, 2020. ] LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST AB 841, Ting. Energy: transportation …

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 Michael S. Davies CFA, CMVP May 23, 2019Air Quality To be honest, few of the facilities managers who use our indoor air quality monitoring service came to us for that reason. More often than not they were initially interested in remotely monitoring some other aspect of their buildings, such as energy use, in an effort to …

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Jamie GoldContributorReal EstateI write about wellness design and home trends. Wellness design was a strong and growing trend before Covid-19 reached our shores early last year, but it has exploded in popularity as the virus increased awareness of the links between home and health. It’s likely that the trend will long outlive the pandemic. That’s …

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As far as employees are concerned, it’s remote work or bust. But could safer offices tempt workers back to their desks? Bringing employees back into the office is going to require careful planning for businesses, who must not only ensure that workplaces meet the safety requirements of the post-pandemic landscape, but also serve the needs …

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A 5% increase in particulate matter (PM2.5) pollution was associated with 9,700 additional premature deaths across the United States, according to a study conducted by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. In the U.S, annual average levels of PM2.5 declined by 24% from 2009 – 2016 and then increased by 5% between 2016 – 2018.  To …

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Paul Bates – Guest ContributorDecember 17th 2020 In terms of the effect of air pollution on human health, the primary area of public concern and government policy tends to be outdoor air. However, indoor air quality ( IAQ) has caused a growing concern over the last two decades due to the adverse effects that it …

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