Tag Archives: Air Quality

EPA Proposes Updates to Ozone Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to strengthen ground-level ozone, or smog, standards.  The EPA proposed a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb) while also taking comments on a level as low as 60 ppb. The … Continue reading

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Exercise Effective Oversight during Construction/Remodeling

This is the final post in our 4-part blog series for the healthcare industry. To view part one, click here, part two, click here, and part three, click here. Construction and remodeling projects at hospitals and other healthcare facilities open the doors … Continue reading

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Effective EPA Compliance for Healthcare

This is the third post in our 4-part blog series for the healthcare industry. To view part one, click here and part two, click here. We help our clients meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and we also help … Continue reading

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Discovering Potential Pitfalls in Healthcare Facilities

People enter a hospital or continuing care facility to get well, and every facility does its best to make that happen. Despite the best efforts of medical staff, one in 25 patients contracts a hospital-related infection, according to the Centers … Continue reading

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Air Quality and Fracking

There is mounting evidence that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has significant, unintended, negative environmental impacts.  In a recent study published in the online journal Environmental Health, community members from six states, including Pennsylvania, sampled the air near oil and gas facilities, including fracking … Continue reading

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OSHA to Address Hazardous Chemical Exposures

Last week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the launch of a national dialogue concerning hazardous substances and exposures to these substances that result in work-related illnesses. OSHA has stated that the first stage consists of gathering information … Continue reading

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News and Notes from EES

Now in our 18th year, Environmental and Engineering Solutions, Inc. (EES) continues to serve our manufacturing, healthcare and higher education clients.  This year our focus has been on a few key industries, including foundries, HVAC equipment manufacturing, metals reprocessing, container … Continue reading

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EPA Identifies Health Concern with Paint Stripper Chemical

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final risk assessments in late August for three chemicals found in specific household products. The assessments were done for Dichloromethane (DCM), antimony trioxide (ATO), and 1,3,4,6,7,8-Hexahydro-4,6,6,7,8,8,-hexamethylcyclopenta-[ã]-2-benzopyran (HHCB) and focused on specific uses of the … Continue reading

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EPA Releases Second Urban Air Toxics Report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final of two reports required by the Clean Air Act to inform Congress of its actions in reducing public health risks from urban air toxics.  The report, Second Integrated Urban Air Toxics Report … Continue reading

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Is the Federal Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions Sufficient?

In March 2014, the White House released its “Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.”  The strategy involves new regulations and voluntary actions to reduce methane emissions from landfills, coal mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas industry.  … Continue reading

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