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    Healthy Homes featured in Associated Press chemical review of Asbestos

Healthy Homes featured in Associated Press chemical review of Asbestos

Despite attempts to ban asbestos products in the 1980’s, it remains in widespread use. Dr. Riegel explains it’s one of the most dangerous factors contributing to chronic illness and even death across the United States. Found in the structures of an alarming amount of homes, workplaces, and industrial centers, asbestos fibers are one of the leading causes of lung cancer and mesothelioma.

The Associated Press published this interview of Dr. Riegel and reviews the precautions taken by Healthy Homes to SAFELY remove asbestos. If asbestos is removed without certain precautions, your family could be at risk.

The Trump Administration has started to loosen the regulation of asbestos-containing materials. This means more and more companies are going to get away with improperly removed asbestos, improperly trained abatement workers, and improper procedures. This poses an EXTREME risk to you and your family. Your house likely contains asbestos. Don’t settle for less than perfect removal procedures. Contact Healthy Homes today and find out.

Associated links:

Associated Press: Toxins in Widespread Use Excluded From EPA Chemical Review

MSN: EPA Review would exclude asbestos in public use

Chicago Tribune: EPA chemical review would exclude millions of tons of toxins

New York Times: Toxins in Widespread Use Excluded From EPA Chemical Review

USA Today: EPA review would exclude asbestos in public use

Is your home a Healthy Home?

Have you ever had a thorough Environmental Inspection of your home? Does anyone living in your family have allergies, asthma, or get frequent colds or sinus infections?

These symptoms could indicate that you have mold or asbestos in your home. If your home was built before 1960, you likely have asbestos containing materials in your home. Visit our mold and asbestos pages for more information about identifying and locating these environmental hazards.

Contact Dr. Riegel to consult on your home today. Whether you are building, remodeling, or looking to improve the overall value of your home, Dr. Riegel can make your home a Healthy Home.

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    School under investigation after students remove asbestos materials

School under investigation after students remove asbestos materials

Recently, a small school in Ohio is under criminal investigation after children, as young as 13 years old, were very exposed to asbestos-containing building materials while gutting the building as a volunteer school project. A nearby citizen caught on tape the clouds of dust billowing out of dumpsters as the kids handled the asbestos materials.

EPA regulators visited the site and confirmed that there was indeed high levels of asbestos exposure. Almost all the interior walls and ceiling had been removed, leaving the asbestos insulation and other dangerous surfaces exposed. Tests also revealed that the tiles, piping, and flooring also contained asbestos. Experts say they could never be sure of how much asbestos the children had been exposed to.

For now, the children are being advised to log their hours and write down what tasks they performed in the gutting of the building, in hopes that professionals can gauge how much they were exposed to and begin to take restorative measures on the children’s health. Exposure to asbestos can cause devastating affects on respiratory health, even as serious as lung cancer and mesothelioma.

NEVER attempt to remove asbestos materials by yourself, and especially without protective equipment. Asbestos is only to be handled by trained professionals with high levels of precautions. Visit our asbestos page for more information on this hazardous material, and be sure to Contact Healthy Homes BEFORE you begin re-modeling or disturbing the material if you think your house may have asbestos.

Click here to view the original article from WKYC.

By |February 17th, 2013|Asbestos|0 Comments