Bill Sothern, MS, CIH of Microecologies®, Inc. has been at the forefront of the battle against allergies and asthma since 1993. He is an acknowledged contributor to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) Guidelines on the Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments and the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) Disaster Recovery – Mold Remediation Guidance document. While volunteering in post-Katrina New Orleans, Bill Sothern also wrote and Microecologies co-produced a how-to peer-reviewed video adopted by the World Health Organization entitled Mold Clean-up Guidance for New Orleans Area Residents Affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Microecologies’ collaboration with the National Resource Defence Council (NRDC) resulted in residents of NYCHA public housing who have asthma qualifying for special consideration under the American's with Disabilities Act, requiring water damage, mold and underlying plumbing problems issues to be corrected within 1-2 weeks of residents’ complaints.
Our purpose, since 1993, has been to help our clients live and work in healthy indoor environments by identifying and correcting environmental hazards, including water damage and mold problems; odor, chemical vapor, and second-hand cigarette smoke infiltration problems; construction and renovation dust infiltration problems; and a host of other indoor environmental problems that have the potential to provoke allergy and asthma symptoms and other occupant health complaints.
Microecologies® has successfully identified and eliminated indoor environmental problems for residents, property managers and office managers in over 5,000 cases throughout the New York City Tri-state area and in Florida. If you are concerned about an indoor environmental problem, please call us today at 212.755.3265 (NYC metro) or at 904-432-8949 (FL) and one of our experienced and caring environmental professionals will patiently listen to your situation and provide you with thoughtful, insightful advice and help you decide how to proceed.
ABC TV News Program - The Lookout (aired May 2013)
New York City Department of Health
Mr. Sothern is author of the Mold Clean-up Guidelines for Residents, and of various protocols for mold and HVAC inspection and remediation, an acknowledged contributor to the New York City Department of Health Guidelines on Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments, and co-author of the NYC Housing Preservation and Development (NYC HPD) Protocols for Mold Inspections and Clean-ups
ABC News provided advice to residents whose homes were flooded during Hurricane Sandy about how important it is to remove wet sheetrock before you are faced with a hazardous mold growth condition. Microecologies was among the first responders after Sandy hit New York, and our team properly instructed homeowners how to protect themselves and clean their homes. In the following months Microecologies conducted over 600 home inspections and over 400 remediation projects on flooded homes where significant mold growth conditions occurred.
Bill Sothern, MS, CIH of Microecologies®, Inc. and Ray Lopez of Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, Inc. (LSAFHS) created Mold Cleanup Guidance following their inspections of twenty flood-damaged homes throughout the New Orleans area during October 2005, and was updated in December 2012 following the inspection of homes damaged during the floods associated with Hurricane Sandy.
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Industrial hygiene - OSHA
Lead based paint
Lead in children's products
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