Asbestos abatement is an essential step when demolishing a building, as the release of asbestos fibers can contaminate the surrounding area. But not only can dismissing or improperly performing such a vital step compromise the health of workers and nearby residents, but it can also have severe financial repercussions. In April, a Milwaukee real estate company and contractor learned this lesson the hard way when they were hit with a heavy fine for violating asbestos regulations. [Read more…] about Violating Asbestos Regulations: How It Can Cost You
When you discover mold in your home, a natural reaction is to want to get rid of it due to its negative effects on your health. However, when people think of mold abatement, they often believe remediation and removal are one and the same. Not only are the two different, but their application depends on the unique mold scenario. In this blog, we will explain the differences between mold remediation vs. mold removal, and when it’s best to use them. [Read more…] about Mold Remediation vs. Mold Removal: The Right Choice for You
The Toxic Substances Control Act Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) peer review meeting regarding persistent asbestos risks scheduled for April 27 to 30 has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the meeting was to be virtual, the absence of key members and the importance of the discussion forced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to put the meeting on indefinite hold. Despite the EPA’s delay of the asbestos review, it serves as a good reminder of the threat of asbestos exposure we still face in this country today. [Read more…] about EPA Delays Asbestos Review Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
You’ve found the house of your dreams, and it’s within your price range. There’s only one catch: The home inspector found asbestos. It’s justifiable to be unnerved by a property that contains asbestos. After all, it’s a hazardous material that can potentially endanger you and your family. So, should you be deterred from the purchase, or should you buy a home containing asbestos? It all depends on what steps you intend to take to create a safe living space. [Read more…] about Should You Buy a Home Containing Asbestos?
Most people know asbestos is a dangerous substance, and they’re aware of its past use in household products. However, with the ever-evolving landscape and news stories surrounding asbestos, it’s easy to fall victim to misinformation – a mistake that can have devastating impacts on your health. Since misinformation can compromise one’s safety, it’s important to debunk these five common myths about asbestos. [Read more…] about Debunking 5 Common Myths About Asbestos
Not only can mold in your home be a costly problem, but it can also be dangerous, particularly when it comes to black mold. Exposure to toxic black mold can cause a wide range of symptoms and health problems, and the longer the exposure goes unnoticed, the more dangerous these symptoms can become. To help keep your family safe, you must first educate yourself on the harmful effects of black mold on your health.
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