It is essential that mold must be kept away from healthcare sectors for the safety of the health of patients in the institution. However, it has been quite a challenge keeping mold away from these buildings despite the many measures that have been introduced to prevent mold from growing. In this post, we talk about […]Read More
Month: August 2020
Which Occupations Are More At Risk Of Asbestos Exposure?
Many occupations, including mechanics, industrial workers and military veterans are exposed to asbestos when doing their jobs. Asbestos is one of the top causes that leads to mesothelioma, and any exposure to asbestos is considered dangerous. Many workers in different industries have been affected be diseases catalyzed by asbestos exposure. In this post, we discuss […]Read More
When Is Asbestos Testing Needed When Renovating Buildings In NYC?
Asbestos is used typically in everyday products including schools, buildings, warehouses, and several industrial facilities thanks to its high fiber strength and heat resistant characteristics. When materials containing asbestos are damaged, however, asbestos fibers can be released into the air; causing serious health issues to those who inhale them. If you are planning to renovate, […]Read More
What You Need To Know About The HLA-DR Gene
Ever wondered why some people are not affected by mold and yet some people develop chronic health problems from just a single encounter with mold? The reason for this is because of the HLA-DR gene? The HLA-DR gene is a protein that is found on most cells in your body. It helps your immune system […]Read More
Understanding The Effects Of Short-Term Asbestos Exposure
Short-term asbestos exposure is defined as asbestos exposure occurrences that range from a few hours to a few days. There are some devastating and big-scale incidents, such as being exposed to dangerous chemicals and substances during the 9/11 attacks, which may affect people’s health in the long term. However, in most cases, the health risks […]Read More
Understanding The Asbestos Situation In Schools
America’s primary, secondary and charter schools are estimated to have asbestos-containing materials by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In 2015, an investigative report showed that out of 5,309 local education agencies in 15 states, more than two thirds have schools which contain asbestos. When such asbestos products wear down over time or are damaged, they […]Read More
Understanding Non-Cancer Illnesses Caused By Asbestos
Asbestos refers to a group of six, needle-like silicate minerals that are naturally occurring in the human body. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), asbestos is widely recognised as a health hazard, causing a myriad of health problems to the human body. In fact, asbestos is best known to cause Mesothelioma, a […]Read More
Tell-Tale Signs Of Household Mold Exposure
Feeling sick after a day’s work and not knowing the cause of it? If you are experiencing more than the common cold such an allergic reaction, constant sneezing, shortness of breath, or itchy eyes; you might have inhaled or encountered mold. Mold can grow just about anywhere, on the ceiling, corners, curtains, and under your […]Read More
Signs That Your Workplace Is Mold Infested
Changing seasons are a norm that every living thing has to endure. Cool nights and humid days are approaching and some of us may dread this inevitable change which stirs about several implications that are not desirable. If your workplace is mold-infested, you are in for much more than just the regular sniffles and cold. […]Read More
Should You Be Worried About Mold In Houseplants?
Did you actually know that molds and fungus bear fruits, which are otherwise known as mushrooms? There is a plethora of mushrooms found in different parts of the world with more than 10 000 known mushrooms species. The usual consumable mushrooms from the supermarket include king oyster, portobello and button mushrooms and there are treasured […]Read More