David Jacobs, PhD, CIH – A Healthy Homes Pioneer; Over 40 Years of Improving IEQ

Air Date: 5-20-2022|Episode 665

This week we welcome David Jacobs for an interview about his pioneering career working toward making housing healthier for all. For over 40 years David has been a force for good in the healthy homes movement. It started early in his career as a research scientist at Georgia Tech and continues today at his current positions at the NCHH and as the Director, US Collaborating Center for Research and Training on Housing Related Disease and Injury, World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization. From lead paint to gas stoves and everything in between David has been a tireless advocate for healthy housing. We look forward to his thoughts on accomplishments, current events and the future of healthy housing.

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Joe Spurgeon, PhD – Surface Dust Samples, ERMI Scores and Assessing Mold Exposures

Air Date: 5-6-2022|Episode 664

This week we welcome back Dr. Joe Spurgeon to talk about the use of surface dust sampling for assessing mold exposure. Many IEP’s are frustrated with the lack of consensus on how to take and interpret surface dust samples for mold. They are also frustrated with the misuse of ERMI scores to assess exposure. Dr. Spurgeon will review his work and discuss his methods. He also hopes our audience will poke and prod to help him improve his recommendations.

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Roger Berry Founder & CEO – SUDOC | Brian Lester President of Indiana Mold Remediation – Mold Remediation, Can Spray Be The Way?

Air Date: 4-29-2022|Episode 663

This week we welcome Brian Lester and Roger Berry for a discussion on mold remediation and cleaning products. Brian has been doing remediation for nearly 25 years and Roger is an entrepreneur and Founder of SUDOC, he also has a lengthy and fascinating history in world affairs. The Z-man is intrigued by the product they have developed and when the Z-man is takes notice of a cleaning product it’s a good bet there is something there. We’ll LEARN MORE today.

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Elliott Gall, PhD – Particle Mitigation Strategies; What Works?

Air Date: 4-22-2022|Episode 662

This week we welcome Dr. Elliott Gall, Associate Professor at Portland State University to discuss some current research on particulate and gas phase pollutant mitigation. Particles are everywhere in indoor environments from skin cells to automobile exhaust to wildfires by-products. Particulate removal is also a big topic when it comes to the pandemic. What do we know about particle behavior and how well do various mitigation processes work? We will talk to Dr. Gall about what his and other research shows about this important IEQ topic.

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Flashback Friday – Andrew K. Persily, PhD – National Institute for Standards & Tech

Air Date: 4-15-2022|Episode 661

This week our engineer Jon “You Gotta Have” Faith helped us clean up, edit and add to a great show we did in May of 2010 with Dr. Andrew Persily of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Persily is currently a Fellow at NIST but at the time of this interview he was leading the indoor air quality and ventilation group. During this interview we talked about his time as the Steering Committee Chair of the ASHRAE Design Guide “Indoor Air Quality Guide- Best Practices for Design, Construction and Commissioning” a collaboration between ASHRAE, AIA, BOMA, SMACNA, EPA and the USGBC. We also discussed what NIST does, weatherization issues, ventilation and of course indoor air quality.

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Andrew K. Persily, PhD – Understanding Indoor CO2, Building Ventilation and Their Affects on IEQ

Air Date: 4-8-2022|Episode 660

This week we welcome back Dr. Andrew Persily a Fellow at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for a discussion on indoor CO2, building ventilation and CO2 impact on occupants. We’ll also discuss airborne infectious disease transmission and more. Dr. Persily has worked at NIST for four decades after earning his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.

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Don Fugler – IEQ Pioneers

Air Date: 3-25-2022|Episode 659

This week we welcome Don Fugler for the second show in our series with the founding fathers and pioneers of today’s indoor environmental quality industry. During our first show J. David Miller, PhD mentioned how important Don was during the early research projects that led to solutions for common IEQ problems. This week we look forward to talking with Don about his contributions to our current understanding of indoor environments and his thoughts on what the future holds.

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Robert J. DeMalo, M. Sc. & Michael P. Menz, CIH, CHMM – Unique Perspectives; Asbestos, COVID, Lead, Mold, Soot, Silica and More

Air Date: 3-18-2022|Episode 658

This week we welcome Rob DeMalo M. Sc. and Michael Menz, CIH, CHMM for a discussion about their unique perspective on industrial hygiene and IEQ. Having spent many years as executives at the largest lab in the country and being in the field now gives them a unique perspective into the big picture around IH and IEQ. In addition to getting their thoughts on the past, present and future of IH and IEQ, we will go into a few traditional IH topics that have not gotten a lot of attention recently including asbestos, lead, mercury and PCB’s. And of course we will talk about mold, COVID, and other current events in IH and IEQ. Join us for a great discussion and LEARN MORE this week on IAQ Radio+.

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Patricia L Harman – A Journalist’s Perspective on the Evolution of the Insurance Property Restoration Industry

Air Date: 3-11-2022|Episode 657

This week we welcome Patti Harman, editor and chief of the PropertyCasualty360.com group for a discussion on the past, present and future of the insurance property restoration industry. There continues to be big changes in the property restoration insurance marketplace. We will look at how we got were we are today and what the future looks like with a long time industry journalist Patti Harman.

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Lisa M Brosseau, ScD, CIH – Masking and Respirators; Lessons from COVID-19

Air Date: 3-4-2022|Episode 656

This week we welcome back Dr. Lisa Brosseau for a discussion on respirators and masking. After 2 years of COVID-19 research and real world experience what have we learned? Dr. Brosseau, now retired, was a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health from 2015 to 2018, where she was director of the Illinois Education and Research Center, which supported graduate and continuing education for occupational health and safety professionals and community outreach activities. She was also director of the UIC Center for Healthy Work.

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