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Behind Closed Doors: Beware the Air

Contact: Allan Chen, [email protected] Those factors in the home that cause or exacerbate asthma and allergies in children are not well understood, but scientists agree they include allergens like dust mites, mold, and environmental tobacco smoke. Mark Mendell, an epidemiologist in Berkeley Lab’s Environmental Energy Technologies Division, suggests another set of factors worth investigating: emissions

Berkeley Lab Program Helps Building Managers Prepare for Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Threats

Contact: Allan Chen, (510) 486-4210, [email protected] BERKELEY, CA – A team of researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed an interactive computer program that building managers and owners can use to assess their vulnerability to — and to prepare for — chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) weapons attacks or accidental

When Mold Runs Amok

Contact: Allan Chen, [email protected] Mold growth in buildings and its purported effects on human health have been in the news a lot in recent years. Mold-related litigation and claims against insurance companies for mold and other moisture-related problems in buildings have been on the rise.There is strong scientific and other evidence linking mold and damp

Berkeley Lab Recognized for Efforts to Protect Buildings From Chemical and Biological Weapon Attacks

Contact: Allan Chen, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, (510) 486-4210, [email protected] Pam Seidenman, Technology Transfer Department, (510) 486-6461, [email protected] A team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has won a Federal Lab Consortium (FLC) Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer in 2004. The award-winning technology includes downloadable publications and a website with

Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop Concise Website on Handling Chemical-Biological Attacks Against Buildings

Contact: Allan Chen (510) 486-4210 [email protected] BERKELEY, CA —  U.S. police, fire, and emergency service agencies have been racing to better prepare for terrorist attacks using chemical or biological agents on their communities. Now, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a concise, relatively jargon-free Website offering

Berkeley Lab Model Tracks Indoor Anthrax Dispersal

Contact: Dan Krotz, [email protected] An anthrax-contaminated letter closed the Hart Senate Office Building for several months. Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a model for studying the dispersal of anthrax spores that may eventually be used to guide decontamination efforts in such situations. It took three fumigations spanning three months to rid the Hart Senate Office