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  • Residents of Puerto Rico Warned of the Potential Presence of Asbestos in Older Floor Tiles and Flooring Materials

    At some point, every home or office will need to replace its flooring due to wear and tear or to simply give an indoor space an updated look. In homes, flooring projects are a common DIY project, but many people don’t realize that tearing up some old floors could be exposing their families and guests to asbestos fibers if not done correctly.   For many years, up until the late 1970s, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • California Mall Faces Asbestos Abatement

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to ensure construction and remediation projects across California do not cause indoor air quality (IAQ) problems from asbestos. During the busy holiday shopping season in December, a broken sprinkler pipe burst causing flooding at the Garden Walk Mall in Chico, California.  Not only did the flooding from the broken pipe happen at an unfortunate ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mesothelioma and the multiple dangers of asbestos exposure

    While it is common knowledge that cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, much of the public is unaware that exposure to asbestos can also cause lung cancer. It has been proven that those who have been exposed to asbestos and continue to smoke cigarettes, the risk of developing lung cancer is increased by as much as 90 times. These individuals are also at a greater risk of ...

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Solve SEC and CERCLA asbestos liability

    At the same time forward-looking industry leaders are challenged by the uncertainties posed by the rising tide of state and federal environmental regulatory requirements, many utilities are engaged in rear guard actions, fighting the regulatory ghosts of industry practices discontinued decades ago. Until the latter part of the 20th century, the marriage of asbestos and the power industry seemed a ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • California Man Sentenced to Jail for Asbestos Violations

    Earlier this year, it was reported that several men had pleaded guilty to charges of violating the federal Clean Air Act.  The pleas resulted after developments at a 204 unit apartment complex in Winnetka, California.  According to reports, the men knew that the building’s ceiling tiles contained asbestos.  Despite this fact, they neglected to inform the renovation workers ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Mesothelioma and other illnesses caused by asbestos exposure

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral known for its durability and fire-resistant properties, as well as its toxic effects on humans and animals. The substance has been used in a wide variety of building materials, including insulation products, siding, cements, flooring and roofing to name a few. When asbestos-containing materials become damaged or disturbed, toxic asbestos fibers are ...

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Risks in New York

    Last month, The Citizen published a report about an organization that runs a family and children’s center in Auburn, New York being fined thousands of dollars for improper asbestos removal.  The organization that runs the center was cited for three serious violations according to the article.   Asbestos-containing materials can still be found in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Arizona Charter Schools Fined for Asbestos Violations

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing solutions to protect students, faculty and school administrators from the dangers associated with asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, June 7th, 2010 This spring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined three charter school operators in Arizona.  The schools were in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas.  ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • California Officials Verify Elementary School has Asbestos

    LA Testing provides asbestos testing services to keep children and faculty at schools safe from exposure to deadly airborne asbestos fibers. Garden Grove, CA, October 11th, 2010 This summer it was reported that a multipurpose room at a Berkley, California elementary school has been exposing teachers and children to potential asbestos hazards.   The room in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Delaware Asbestos Consultant Strives to Make Buildings Safe

    Asbestos was widely used in the past in thousands of products and building materials.  Even though the use of asbestos has been banned in most of these materials, they still can be found in thousands of buildings across Delaware and the Mid-Atlantic.   Asbestos is most commonly found in older homes, in pipe and furnace insulation materials, asbestos shingles, millboard, textured paints ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • California Apartment Owner and Contractor Face Asbestos Violations

    Asbestos testing services offered by LA Testing protect people, the environment and property from asbestos exposure. Los Alamitos, CA, July 26th, 2010 This month it was reported that two California men face heavy fines for asbestos violations at a Ventura apartment complex.  The building, constructed in 1964, recently had water damage from broken pipes that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Asbestos supervisor sentenced for illegal removal at PA school

    Branko Lazic, 42, of Haledon, N.J., was sentenced January 11 in federal court in Philadelphia for the illegal removal of asbestos pipe insulation at a Pennsylvania elementary school. U.S. District Judge Juan R. Sanchez sentenced Mr. Lazic to three years probation, including six months home confinement, $6,097 in restitution, $100 special assessment, and 50 hours community service in the Ambler, ...


    By Axcess News

  • Nashville Flood Cleanup Brings Dangers of Asbestos to Light

    EMSL Analytical provides affordable testing solutions for asbestos in flood ravaged parts of Tennessee to protect people and property. Westmont, NJ, May 17th, 2010 Several weeks ago floods ravaged parts of Nashville and the surrounding areas.  The flooding destroyed homes and businesses and the community has been busy cleaning and rebuilding since the flood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • President Obama Proposes to Tackle Asbestos in Public Schools

    Shrader & Associates, LLP appreciates President Obama’s proposal to tackle asbestos in public schools. The proposal is included in the “American Jobs Act,” a bill intended to stimulate job creation in the United States while improving the standard of living for many. A portion of the $447 billion plan would go toward asbestos abatement, or the ...


    By Shrader & Associates

  • The MACK Group, LLC completed asbestos tile and mastic abatement project

    The MACK Group, LLC, a premier asbestos abatement and flooring removal contractor, recently completed an asbestos abatement project that consisted of the removal of asbestos floor tile and mastic. The Mack Group, LLC (MACK) was selected to perform the work based upon their impeccable safety record, expertise and economical pricing. The project was completed for a private commercial client in ...


    By MACK Group, LLC

  • Cleanup from California Floods Expose Asbestos Dangers

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure remediation efforts across California do not cause additional indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Last week historic rainfall and flooding caused havoc across much of California.  Five days of storms pounded many communities and caused widespread damage to countless homes and businesses.  The damage was so vast that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Some Popcorn Ceilings in Puerto Rico May Contain Asbestos

    A standard method for texturing ceilings that was common for many years resulted in what are known as popcorn ceilings. For many homeowners, property managers and landlords with properties built between the 1960s and 1980s, a popular home/building improvement project is to remove these outdated ceilings.   Unfortunately, in many cases, asbestos was used in these textured ceilings. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Ceiling Tiles Found at Mid-Atlantic Elementary School

    Last month it was reported that an elementary school in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania was found to contain more than 16,000 square feet of ceiling tiles that contain deadly asbestos.  The school is currently undergoing a $16 million renovation project and the contaminated ceiling tiles were discovered in a wing of the school built in the 1960s.   The new discovery is expected to add tens of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Illinois Nursing Home Fails to Follow Asbestos Removal Requirements

    Last month, the Pekin Daily Times reported about a local nursing home that is under investigation by the Illinois Department of Public Health.  The Illinois nursing center failed to follow state requirements to check for asbestos before removing old floor tiles from the facility following a water leak that damaged the area.  The floor tiles did contain asbestos and the health department ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

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