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Talcum Powder: The Bad News

Is Talcum Powder Dangerous? I probably inspect 10 homes a week and as my clients take me on an walk through of their homes I frequently see Talcum Powder in the bathrooms and baby changing areas. I see the powder on floors in bathrooms and on and around changing table areas. For decades, a staple of […]

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Bad Indoor Air Quality Sickens Employees

Research findings are clear. Indoor air quality is a huge factor in the health and well being of building occupants. The average American spends 60% to 90% of his or her time indoors and while a lot of attention has been given to the effects of outside pollution, the EPA estimates that indoor air contaminants […]

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Whats wrong with Bat Poop (Guano) ?

Guano Can Make you sick: I get a few dozen, client inquiries every year, asking if bats can make them sick. Just this month I have had three clients call with concerns finding Bats living in their attics. I have nothing against Bats and know that they have critical role in removing peak insects from around our homes. […]

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3 Steps to Remove Mold & Odors from Clothing

Have you ever left a wet swimming suit in a plastic bag for a few days? Have you left a few sweaty items in a gym bag for a bit too long? Yech! Chances are you’ve wondered what to do about the musty odor and growths on your clothing. First Things First – A bit of […]

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4 Home Remedies for Bad Indoor Air Quality

What’s Your IAQ? Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the environmental characteristics inside your home/office that can affect your comfort and health. Many things can impact IAQ, such as temperature, humidity and indoor air pollutants. Wintertime is a great time to think about your Indoor Air Quality at work and home. Consider the Battery: I […]

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Asbestos – Health Risks At Home and Work

What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber found in rocks full of silicate minerals made up of millions of fibers. The fibers are strong and resistant to heat and fire. It became commonly used in building materials around 1930. Cheaply mined, the asbestos fibers were highly flexible, long and thin. Asbestos low costs and […]

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Chemical Allergy vs/ Chemical Toxicity

Many of my clients express concerns about exposure to air and surface contaminants.  Often when I start asking questions about their reasons I learn of  their histories of illness and their confusion as to what they are reacting to in the environment. Essentially you can break the “exposure” issue into two broad categories. Chemical Allergy’s and […]

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Real Estate Inspections- Enviormental Issues- 5 Questions

Buyers Beware! Regardless of whether your buying a Home or Commercial Property you should consider an environmental assesment before you close. Most property investments include a General Home Inspection or General Commercial Property Inspection.  You’ll insist on the inspection because you want to verify function of the plumbing, electrical and HVAC systems function to insure there are […]

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13 Sources of Indoor Air Quality Problems

Toxic Indoor Air Comes From Many Sources. Without proper ventilation and best practices toxic air levels increase quickly. Health risks from exposure are growing rapidly as we seal our buildings in the interest of Energy Efficiency. Major Sources of Toxic Indoor Air Pollution: Molds and Bacteria’s. VOC’s release from furnishings and building materials. Chemical Fumes […]

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Asbestos the silent killer – Inspections

Most people we know have heard of Asbestos.  Som know that it is a naturally forming mineral that has amazing heat resistance capabilities and has been used for decades.  Still others know that Asbestos is now understood as a cancer causing agent that attacks the lengs of those exposed to its fibers. You have seent the […]

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