june 2021

BSM /june 2021

Inside the June Issue

 

 

Odor Control
Remediation & Elimination of Malodors

An odor is another word for a smell. When you notice an
odor, that tells you that you are exposed to something
in the air that triggered your sense of smell.

An odor might be due to a single chemical or mixture of chemicals. Chemicals vary in their ability to produce odors, and people vary in their ability to smell odors. Smelling an odor doesn’t tell how much exposure you have, according to the New York State Department of Health. It also doesn’t tell you whether what you are smelling will cause health effects.

People’s ability to smell a particular odor will vary. At low levels, some people will notice the odor while others won’t notice any. At higher levels, most people will notice the odor. Examples of factors that can affect a person’s sense of smell
include age, sex and whether they smoke.

People also may react to odors in different ways. An odor that
one person thinks is pleasant may be unpleasant to someone
else. For example, many people would walk into a bakery and
enjoy the smell of fresh baked breads and pastries. However,
people living near the bakery might not enjoy those strong
smells every day. Also, people exposed to the same odor for a
long time may no longer notice the odor, even if it is unpleasant. For example, people who work with compost or garbage may not notice the smell after a while.

Can odors cause health effects?
Chemicals that trigger odors may cause health effects. In
most cases, though, the NYS Dept. of Health says that people
will notice an odor well below the level in air that would cause
health effects. Also, people are not equally sensitive to chemicals and may not be affected by them in the same way.

Whether or not someone experiences health effects dependupon several factors, including the type of chemical, how concentrated the chemical is in the air, how long the exposure continues, and whether the person smelling the chemical has any sensitivities. Health symptoms from odor exposures usually go away quickly when the odors stop.

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CIRI White Paper
Underscores Role of
‘Clean & Disinfect’

In its ongoing effort to provide the latest research related to the science of cleaning and restoration of the built environment, the Cleaning Industry Research Institute (CIRI) has made available its new white paper, “Contact Transmission of Infectious Disease Agents: The Science and Implications for Cleaning and Disinfection of Surfaces.”

Authored by academic researchers on CIRI’s Science Advisory Council, this complimentary resource provides a comprehensive, evidence-based overview of how microbials behave on hard surfaces and the subsequent ability to infect people.

With data related to microbe survivability, common modes of transmission, the impact of cleaning and disinfection interventions, paired prevention strategies and cleaning and disinfection frequency recommendations, the paper offers key
research supporting the role of cleaning and disinfection to mitigate the spread of viral transmission.

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today's news

Amazon Opens Disaster Relief Facility

BSM Staff | 06.11.21

ATLANTA -- Amazon has opened its first Disaster Relief Hub, a facility near Atlanta storing emergency supplies to quickly help front-line community partners respond to natural disasters across the southeastern U.S., the Caribbean, and Central America.

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Widopan Launches Liquid Waterproofing Biz

BSM Staff | 06.11.21

NIAGARA FALLS, NY -- The North American construction industry has a new source for liquid waterproofing systems as WIDOPAN America has opened for business, offering a wide range of liquid waterproofing systems for roofs, balconies, structural components and other applications. 

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Where the Jobs Are, Siemens Seeks Workers

BSM Staff | 06.11.21

DENVER -- Denver Commercial Property Services (DCPS), a provider of integrated commercial property services across Colorado, has announced that industry veteran and Colorado native, Mark Moore, will join its growing business development team.

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IFMA Chapter Prez Joins DCPS

BSM Staff | 06.10.21

DENVER -- Denver Commercial Property Services (DCPS), a provider of integrated commercial property services across Colorado, has announced that industry veteran and Colorado native, Mark Moore, will join its growing business development team.

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Innovative Living Ups Student Housing at ANOVA

BSM Staff | 06.10.21

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA -- GMH Communities, a developer of living spaces for colleges and the military, has launched a completely new vertical called “Innovative Living,” which represents the collision of student and conventional housing.

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Resin Shortage Leads to Higher Cleaning Costs

BSM Staff | 06.09.21

TUSCALOOSA, AL -- We are hearing more about inflation and prices going up on an entire host of things, from houses to cottage cheese. The professional cleaning industry will not be immune. 

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Garland Awards Scholarship to Son of Employee

BSM Staff | 06.09.21

CLEVELAND, OH -- The Garland Company, Inc., a developer of commercial roofing and building envelope solutions, has awarded a $12,600 scholarship to the son of an employee who is pursuing higher education.

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Anago's Povlitz Joins Forbes Business Council

BSM Staff | 06.08.21

POMPANO BEACH, FL -- Adam Povlitz, CEO & President of Anago Cleaning Systems, has been accepted into the Forbes Business Council, the foremost growth and networking organization for successful business owners and leaders worldwide.

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