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Moldy firehouse led to early retirement of two firefighters

ORLANDO, FL — Orlando officials say the city does not have the money to replace a fire station with mold problems so severe it has led to the early retirement of two firefighters.
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EPA: Companies can no longer claim chemical confidentiality

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it has overturned a policy that allowed companies to claim confidential business information when reporting potentially dangerous chemicals.
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Elementary school has four times the acceptable levels for radon

WALLA WALLA, WA – Blue Ride Elementary School is taking immediate measures after an independent test found radon at as much as four times acceptable levels.
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IAQA and IESO join forces to develop national IAQ standards

ROCKVILLE, MD — The Indoor Environmental Standards Organization has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).
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University testing use of copper to improve IAQ

FRANKLIN, KY – With $2 million in funding from the U.S. military, a University of South Carolina experiment two years in the making is finally coming to fruition.
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OSHA to hold National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety

HOUSTON — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a National Action Summit for Latino Worker Health and Safety for April 14-15 at the Hilton Americas Hotel in Houston.
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Town approves $7 million HVAC upgrade

BERLIN, CT — Catherine M. McGee Middle School staff will be trained to clean, maintain and troubleshoot the new heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system once its installation begins over the 2010 summer recess.
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Alcohol-based hand sanitizer ignites at mall

SAUGUS, MA — The dispenser is powered by batteries rather than electricity, so many are puzzled as to how the blaze ignited.
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Board of Health orders cleanup of youth center

NORTH ARLINGTON, NJ — The North Arlington Board of Health determined that no further action will be necessary after the cleanup of the North Arlington Youth Center.
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School districts honored at EPA's 10<sup>th</sup> IAQ Tools for Schools Symposium

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will honor ten school districts from across the country at its 10th Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools National Symposium in Washington, D.C.
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