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New Guidelines on Vapor Intrusion from EPA

Centek Labs wants to always keep you informed with up to date news. Here is what is new in the vapor intrusion industry… The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released two new technical guides to support assessment and mitigation activities at sites where vapor intrusion is an actual or potential concern this month. “These guides [...]

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Formaldehyde in Laminate Flooring – UPDATE

I want to thank everyone who has been contacting us for testing formaldehyde in the bulk and air IAQ test. The phone calls have been very informative and the results have been more than fascinating. I would like to update everybody who has done work with us on what we are hearing from engineers, consultants [...]

Formaldehyde in Laminate Flooring

…Know Your Sources: You may be aware that the news has been reporting on imported laminate flooring, from China, having elevated formaldehyde concentrations. The Formaldehyde levels appear to be exceeding California Air Resources Board (CARB) criteria. Our laboratory has been analyzing formaldehyde in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for years under the LEED program following USGBC [...]

AIHA Indoor Environmental Quality Committee V4 Comments

AIHA Releases their comments on the IAQ V4 testing The mission of the committee is to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and information about indoor environmental quality and to participate in the development and analysis of related technological and regulatory issues. Below is the link from their paper...as always comments are always needed. https://www.aiha.org/get-involved/VolunteerGroups/Pages/Indoor-Environmental-Quality-Committee.aspx [...]

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AIHA Indoor Environmental Quality Committee V4 Comments

AIHA Indoor Environmental Quality Committee Releases their comments on the IAQ V4 testing The mission of the committee is to provide a forum for exchanging ideas and information about indoor environmental quality and to participate in the development and analysis of related technological and regulatory issues. https://www.aiha.org/get-involved/VolunteerGroups/Pages/Indoor-Environmental-Quality-Committee.aspx

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USGBC Announces Extension of LEED 2009

We would like to thank everybody who joined us at the Greenbuild Conference in New Orleans this year. It was fun meeting all you at the conference and/or Bourbon Street. As always Centek wants to keep you informed with as much information as we can. Here are some of the most recent updates that we [...]

6L Summa Canisters verses 1L Canisters

Question: what is the difference between sampling with a 6L summa canister or using a 1L canister? Answer: it is the only way the laboratory can reach the detection limits that you need “WRONG!” Detection Limits are dependent on the instruments not the size of the canister. This could be true if you needed 500-600ml [...]