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Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

  • Water damage/mold

  • Indoor Air Quality

  • Asbestos

  • Forensic microbiology

  • Chemicals

  • Ventilation

  • Radon (not for real estate)


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

Presented By: Tracey Schultz, MSM


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

Overview

  • Geek Speak – What is radon

  • Health effects

  • Current EPA/WHO guidelines

  • Measurement

  • Altered readings

  • Abatement

  • Overall message: Educate clients before tests to keep deals moving forwards!


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

“Geek Speak”


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

“Geek Speak”


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

Health Effects

  • Lung cancer

  • Leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers

  • 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

EPA/WHO

  • EPA: 4.0 picocuries per liter of air – action level

    • Below 4.0 pCi/L, suggest action

  • WHO: 2.7 pCi/L

    • NOT U.S. guideline

    • Will eventually be EPA guideline


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

EPA/WHO

Number of people in 1,000 that will develop cancer from radon


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

Measurement

  • Long-term

    • 6 to 12 months

    • Alpha-track

    • Most accurate

  • Short-term

    • Typically 2 days

    • Passive (carbon or electric samples)

    • Continuous


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

Test Preparations

  • Close windows and doors 12 hours prior

  • Maintain closed conditions

  • Operate mechanical equipment as normal

  • Do not touch monitors!!!


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

Items that affect results

  • Winter

    • Elevated

      • Stack effect

      • Snow cover

    • “Normal”

  • Storms

    • Elevated

      • Wind

      • Barometric pressure

      • Rain cover

    • Not “Normal”

  • Furnace

    • Elevated

      • Non-High Efficiency Furnace

      • Ductwork

    • “Normal”

  • Air Exchangers

    • Lowered

    • “Normal”


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

Mitigation systems


Water damage mold indoor air quality asbestos forensic microbiology chemicals ventilation

Thank you!

  • Cassidy Kuchenbecker, MS

  • (414) 651-6653

  • [email protected]

  • Tracey Schultz, MSM

  • (414)380-6662

  • [email protected]

  • $475 site assessments

  • with free sampling for many projects


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