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Health Issues Related to Asbestos Exposure in Toronto

Posted on Jul 22, 2021

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral composed of fibrous crystals with fire and heat-resistant properties. Due to its favourable physical qualities, cheapness and availability, asbestos was a widely used material in construction and product manufacturing from the beginning of the Industrial Revolution until the second half of the previous...

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A Professional Approach to Asbestos Testing in Oakville

Posted on Jul 12, 2021

Once a widely used building material, asbestos is today listed as a highly hazardous substance. A few decades ago, we learnt that exposure to asbestos causes various severe health conditions and diseases like asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. However, the use and import of asbestos and asbestos-containing products were officially...

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Ensuring Proper Asbestos Removal In Toronto

Posted on Jul 02, 2021

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that, before its ban in 2018, was widely used as a building material because of its strength and heat- and chemical-resistant qualities. Now we are aware that asbestos is a hazardous material, but its presence is still common in our homes. Once damaged, asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) release...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask a Mold Remediation Company

Posted on Jun 18, 2021

Molds are very adaptable and persistent organisms that infest damp and dark areas in our homes. Aside from causing unpleasant odours and an unsightly view, these organisms also affect lung health, so having them in your home is not just an unpleasant nuisance. Even if their presence is not visible, their spores can lurk around and wait patiently...

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The Shocking Facts About Home Air Quality

Posted on Jun 15, 2021

Considering how much time we spend indoors lately, indoor air pollutants are getting increasing attention and becoming one of the leading global health concerns. The modern way of living is significantly different from what it was only a few decades ago. Some seemingly innocent habits, materials and products we regularly use today can actually be...

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What To Know About Asbestos Air Testing

Posted on Jun 11, 2021

Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral composed of long, thin thread-like crystals. When it’s subjected to abrasion or similar type of physical damage, it releases microscopic fibrils. The fibrils quickly become airborne with even the slightest air movement, and if inhaled, they can cause severe lung problems. Once the...

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The 3 Types of Asbestos Removal

Posted on Jun 08, 2021

Finding asbestos in your home is always bad news. No matter what type of asbestos is present, abatement is always necessary. All types release dangerous microfibrils, and inhaling them can cause long-term lung damage. That is why you should always call an asbestos abatement company to remove any traces of this hazardous material. Considering that...

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Is Your Home Air Quality Affecting Your Health?

Posted on Jun 03, 2021

Spending a lot of time home has become a regular part of everyday life for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. In such circumstances, ensuring that home air quality is tested to ensure it is healthy is of utmost importance. You might not be aware, but indoor air quality has profound effects on your health. Something you might recognize as cold or a...

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What is the Cost Of Air Quality Testing?

Posted on May 17, 2021

The cost is one of the most critical factors most homeowners consider when hiring a professional air quality testing company in Toronto. This is entirely understandable, considering that a thorough home air quality test includes taking several samples and, well, lab analyses are not quite cheap. However, the health effects of having poor air...

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What Are Designated Substance Reports

Posted on May 12, 2021

There are hundreds of pollutants present in our everyday surroundings, in both indoor and outdoor environments. Some of them can cause severe health issues, which is why they have been classified as designated substances by the Ministry of Labour. Considering that exposure to these substances is very harmful, business owners are required to have...

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