Month: January 2013

Decorative Oil Lamps: A Surprising Source of Indoor VOCs

Impacts to indoor air quality from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been receiving greater attention recently due to a growing awareness of vapor intrusion (VI) from underground oil and chemicals.   VI occurs when chemicals spilled on the ground migrate under structures and then volatilize up into indoor air.  After a recent residential basement oil spill […]

2013 and the Future Looks Bright

After 5 years of challenging economic times I was more than ready for some positive news going into the holiday season.  With the continuing chaos in Washington I knew that was unlikely to be a source of good tidings.  Looking around the globe I was reminded of a favorite Tom Robbins quote, “The world situation […]