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Asbestos Exposure Linked to Cancer

Posted in Asbestos Testing | Blog | News on January 12th, 2018 by Hunter Adams

For centuries, builders and manufacturers have used asbestos in buildings, vehicles, and even textiles, as this material has natural insulation properties. Since the late 20th century, however, asbestos has fallen out of favor because researchers have drawn connections between this material and cancer. Find out more about how asbestos exposure is linked to cancer and Read More »

How Improved Building Design May Lead to Less Mold and Better Air Quality in the Home

Posted in Blog | Indoor Air Quality | News on February 26th, 2016 by Lindsay Haas

Builders are finding innovative ways of constructing homes that can significantly reduce the mold and air quality problems that have given headaches to so many homeowners around the country. Mold infestations can be costly, not to mention the attack on the health of the household members. Robert Weitz, founder of RTK Environmental Group, which is Read More »

Mold Discovered in Maryland Government Building

Posted in Blog | Mold Inspection | News on September 21st, 2015 by Nicholas Sang

Residents in the Town of Princess Anne in Maryland to collect their mail and do any other business from the rear of the building as the building was shut down by a U.S. Postal Service inspection team that discovered mold growth. The building had sewage issues earlier in the year that had employees utilizing alternate Read More »

Baltimore School Plagued by Mold

Posted in Blog | Home Inspection Services | Mold Inspection | News on July 28th, 2015 by Nicholas Sang

A Maryland middle school has been experiencing a serious mold problem and has been affecting the health of both teachers and students over the years, as some of the first signs of mold were back in 2013. Over this time teachers and children have complained of experiencing dizzy spells, heart palpitations, nosebleeds, and even asthma Read More »

Maryland Governor Makes Changes to State Regulation

Posted in Blog | Environmental Testing | News on February 20th, 2015 by Nicholas Sang

Newly elected Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is already creating ripples in the water as he repealed the state’s Department of Agriculture’s phosphorusmanagement tool (PMT) regulation, where farmers will now have to stop applying litter that contains phosphorous to soils and instead use commercial fertilizer with balanced nutrients for soil. This comes after numerous tests have Read More »

January 2015 Is National Radon Action Month

Posted in Blog | News | Radon Testing on January 16th, 2015 by Hunter Adams

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking and it is especially dangerous due to the fact that it is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Another factor that makes radon especially troublesome is the fact that it occurs naturally in American soil. Radon is directly responsible for over 20,000 lung cancer deaths a Read More »

Defunct Insulation Company Finally Reaches Settlement Over a Decade Later

Posted in Blog | News on December 19th, 2014 by Hunter Adams

Porter Hayden was a company started in 1966 that specialized in insulation products and some of those products contained asbestos in the early years. In late March 2002, Porter Hayden filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to the fact that they had nearly 60,000 personal injury claims that resulted from the use of asbestos in insulation installations Read More »

Court Rules In Favor Of Company In Case Involving Parts Containing Asbestos

Posted in Asbestos Testing | Blog | News on October 27th, 2014 by Ian Stevens

Asbestos was commonly used in building materials during the 20th century but has since been cut out due to potential health issues that may arise from exposure. Prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to the development of mesothelioma. asbestos, and even lung cancer. Complications take awhile to manifest and there are people who are diagnosed Read More »