Exposure to asbestos can result in a health condition known as asbestosis, a lung disease caused by scarring from asbestos fibers that get lodged in the lungs. This scarring makes it more difficult for victims to breathe, and can interfere with oxygen passing through your body into your bloodstream. Other common names include pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial pneumonitis. Today, most asbestosis cases stem from workplace exposure to asbestos in the years before federal laws regulated the use of asbestos (regulations became prominent in the mid-1970s). However, there are still many older buildings that have asbestos in them, and when that... View Article
While air quality is probably not at the top of the list of items you’re thinking about as a homeowner, it’s definitely something you should take into consideration. In some cases, the air in your home might be causing you more harm than you realize. It’s a very subtle issue, which is why it’s important to be proactive about maximizing the quality of your interior air. However, if you pay close attention inside your home, you may uncover some signs that your home’s air quality is bad. Here are just a few examples of those signs from our air quality... View Article
For years, asbestos was the premier standard in fire safety equipment. Unfortunately, the adverse health effects of this ubiquitous material weren’t correctly understood throughout much of the 20th century, and countless homes and commercial buildings were constructed using the now-banned fire-retardant building material. Today, we know that asbestos is responsible for a number of fatal health conditions, including mesothelioma, a type of rapidly metastasizing lung cancer, and asbestosis, which is the direct result of exposure to the chemicals. If your home was constructed before the 1980s, chances are that it contained some amount of asbestos at some point. Contrary to... View Article
Mold growth is unsightly, destructive to your home and property and is often dangerous to your health. Mold proliferates in almost any climate, including humid, tropical and subtropical climates, as well as temperate inland climates. Coastal areas, particularly those in the American Northwest, are especially vulnerable to mold growth. Because the Great Lakes mimic coastal climate patterns in a number of ways, mold proliferation throughout the Great Lakes region is common, especially in the fall. If you believe that you have a mold problem in your home, you should schedule a mold inspection in Buffalo, NY as soon as possible.... View Article
Ahold of Mold Environmental has been providing Mold Remediation services in the Buffalo NY and Erie PA area since 1996. The Department of Labors new Mold Program which is responsible for enforcing Article 32 of the New York State labor law establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaging in mold assessment and remediation, “Erie PA has not yet passed Mold Remediation and Assessment Guidelines” below are the three main components of the new law: Training: The mold program will protect customers by requiring contractors to obtain appropriate training prior to being able to perform mold assessment and... View Article
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