It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that researchers officially established the connection between asbestos exposure and serious respiratory conditions (although evidence was presented as early as the 1920s). But by then, millions of workers had already been exposed in the workplace and in other locations. While federal asbestos exposure limits were imposed in 1972, an […]
Here’s a set of photos from the recent storms down the Jersey Shore, and one showing the beginning stages of the cleanup.
Mold and mycotoxins can contribute to headaches in a number of ways. First, it is well documented that several mycotoxins directly damage the central nervous system. In fact, one of the most powerful biological weapons on earth is a class of mycotoxins called the T-2 mycotoxins. They target the part of the body that most […]
A fire sprinkler system is an active fire protection measure, consisting of a water supply system, providing adequate pressure and flowrate to a water distribution piping system, onto which fire sprinklers are connected. By a wide margin, wet pipe sprinkler systems are installed more often than all other types of fire sprinkler systems. They also are […]
The bacterium responsible for Legionnaires’ disease belongs to the genus Legionella. There are approximately 35 Legionella species known to produce the disease. Legionella species are commonly found in any aquatic environment. They can survive for several months in a wet environment and multiply in the presence of algae and organic matter. Legionnaires’ disease can have […]
With the recent storms, many homes and businesses have endured severe water damage. Here’s a set of photos showing a local business which was unfortunate and had several inches of water damaging not only the carpeting and drywall, but a lot of contents. The pictures show the wet rugs and walls, the moisture meter indicating […]
Here’s a photo from earlier today showing the storm damage in Ocean City New Jersey. Many homes and businesses were affected by major flooding from the recent storms.
Sometimes there is no warning of flash floods, and that is why it is important to think of them and prepare for them before they happen. Here are a few things you can do. Before the floods… Know about your local relief centers and evacuation routes. Keep emergency numbers and important information handy, as well […]
Weather stripping around doors and the threshold seal at the bottom of doors can wear out or become damaged over time. Replacing damaged weather stripping or thresholds can make a big difference in your home’s energy efficiency. There are several different types and sizes of weather stripping for doors, so take a piece with you to […]