Bathroom Mold: How Do You Remove It?

Is bathroom mold becoming a nuisance in your home? You are not alone. Mold thrives in moist places, so it is no wonder that places in the home with increased usage of water, such as the bathroom, often become hosts to this unwanted guest. Areas with increased usage, such as the sink, shower and bathtub, […]

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Common Diseases Associated With Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a group of six different minerals that naturally occur in the environment. Due to their heat-resistant nature, asbestos has been widely used for industrial purposes. More specifically, asbestos was often used in building materials and for insulation purposes. As it ages, asbestos can become loose and crumbly. Hence, it can easily get dispersed […]

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How To Keep Children Safe From Asbestos In School

Asbestos refers to a group of minerals that are naturally occurring and carcinogenic. They pose extremely harmful effects on the human body, and it is extremely important to protect yourself and others from being exposed to asbestos. Sadly, this substance is not banned in the United States, and continue to thrive in our living environment, […]

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How To Tackle VOCs In your Living Space

If you are reading this article, chances are you know that VOCs can be extremely harmful to our health. They can cause health problems such as eye irritation and respiratory issues. In some people, they might experience headaches, short term memory loss and even visual disorders immediately after they have been exposed to VOCs. However, […]

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Protect Yourself From Volatile Organic Compounds With This Guide

Many people are familiar with impurities such as pollen, dust, smoke and dander, but one class of impurity that is commonly unheard of is volatile organic compounds (VOC). However, though VOC are the least familiar compounds, they are one of the most dangerous impurities and it is essential to know how to protect yourself. Before […]

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Useful Methods To Eliminate Sick Building Syndrome Within Your Home

Have you heard of sick building syndrome (SBS)? SBS is a term that is used to describe situations whereby the building occupants experienced acute health and comfort effects that may be linked to the amount of time spent in a building. The precise cause of this condition is unknown, however many believed that it is […]

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What is Sick Building Syndrome?

Not many people know what sick building syndrome is but the fact is that it causes respiratory illness in millions of people in America. It is also important to note that where you live or work could be the cause of your respiratory problems. The EPA, or the United States Environmental Protection Agency states that […]

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THE STORY OF THE IRIS OWNERS – The struggles and the climb to success

To understand Iris Environmental is to understand the history of the Eustaquio family. Rod, the tenacious elder brother by a decade and Rick, the outspoken younger brother grew up in Minas Gerais, a state in southeastern Brazil….. the beautiful environment betrayed a hard childhood… Success is a rough road, you will feel pain, you will […]

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Consequences of Violating Clean Air Act

Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Violating Clean Air Act When it comes to keeping people safe from environmental hazards as outlined in the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency does not take policy violations lightly. Recently, a man was charged with three counts of violating the Clean Air Act for his […]

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Chrysotile Asbestos Threatens Schools, and Businesses

Contrary to popular belief, Chrysotile asbestos is far from being a thing of the past. Although regulations are now in place that prohibits the use of some asbestos-containing materials (although not all) in new construction, any home, school, business, or other structure that was built before 1980 is likely to still contain ACM’s. If disturbed, […]

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