Learn more information about hazardous environmental issues.

Prevent lead poisoning

Lead was originally added to paint to speed up the drying process, maintain a fresh appearance and increase durability. However, lead paint is very hazardous and can cause nervous system damage, stunted growth, kidney damage and delayed development. Because of theses dangers, in 1978 the federal government banned consumer uses of lead-containing paint.

Don’t spray mold!

There is a lot of contradicting information out there about the best ways to kill mold. Many online sources state that the best method is to spray mold with bleach and other products such as ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and more. However, getting rid of mold by spraying it with bleach and other chemicals is not the safest, most effective answer.

5 facts about mold

Mold can lead to negative health conditions in people with compromised or weak immune systems. Symptoms of exposure to common allergens such as mold spores, pollen, dust mites, and fibrous particulate(such insulation) can include breathing difficulty, runny nose, headaches, depression, bloodshot eyes, lack of energy, poor appetite, skin eruptions, and irritability.

History of asbestos

Asbestos has been used for thousands of years and can even be traced back to the early Greeks who wove asbestos into cloth. Even though the Greeks noticed asbestos related symptoms, they ignored them due to the usefulness of the material.

Helpful Links

Access additional resources from the nation’s top associations and government departments who monitor and report on lead, mold and asbestos issues. EPA’s, “A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home” Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification, formerly known as The Clean Trust New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Environmental Protection […]