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  • Testing by a qualified laboratory can ease asbestos fears

    The use of asbestos has been banned from most products in the United States now for a number of years. However, people can still be exposed to asbestos fibers in homes, workplaces and other buildings that contain the once widely used mineral in products ranging from insulation to ceiling tiles. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, EPA and the International Agency for Research on ...


  • Asbestos Still a Major Threat in Homes across America

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide asbestos and other indoor air quality (IAQ) testing services to protect building occupants from health hazards.   From decades of research it is known that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer, mesothelioma and respiratory diseases such as asbestosis.  The risks of developing these ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Chicago`s Oak Street Beach contaminated with asbestos

    The Illinois shoreline and Illinois Beach State Park have a long history of asbestos contamination, so as the 2008 beach season opens on Lake Michigan, a conservation group is advising beachgoers how to minimize inhalation of cancer-causing asbestos fibers. For at least 20 years, asbestos fibers were released daily and carried southward by Lake Michigan's currents from the Johns-Manville ...

  • Clark Seif Clark Asbestos Expert Shares Knowledge with the AICA

    Recently, Derrick Dennis was asked to provide an article about asbestos for use by the Arizona Insurance Claims Association. Mr. Denis’ past experiences and role as Vice President of Indoor Environmental Quality at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) has provided him with over 19 years of experience dealing with asbestos and other indoor air quality issues.   His article appeared in the March issue ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Leading Environmental Experts Warn of Asbestos and Microbial Hazards following Hurricane Sandy

    Two weeks ago, Hurricane Sandy left a path of destruction across many parts of the East Coast.  In addition to numerous deaths caused by the historic storm, countless homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed.   Some estimates have put the cost of the property damage caused by Hurricane Sandy at close to $20 billion. Many of the damaged properties are beginning the process of ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • California Introduces New C-22 Asbestos Abatement Classification

    On January 1st, California’s new C-22 Asbestos Abatement Contractor Classification went into effect.  This new classification does not replace the existing §7058.5 asbestos certification and a contractor can hold either of these asbestos abatement work authorizations, depending on their licensure needs.   According to the California ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • OSHA Imposes Costly Asbestos Violations for Two Affiliated Construction Companies

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that two affiliated construction companies and one of its managers is facing almost $1.8 million in fines.  According to OSHA, they violated numerous health standards related to worker exposure to asbestos.   The fines are associated with work ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Outraged that Seven Countries Prevented the Inclusion of Chrysotile Asbestos in the UN Rotterdam Convention List of Hazardous Substances

    The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), which combines education, advocacy, and community as the leading U.S. organization serving as the voice of asbestos ...

  • CSC Asbestos Expert’s Article Makes R&R Magazine’s Cover Story

    Last month, Clark Seif Clark’s Derrick A. Denis had the opportunity to share his vast knowledge of asbestos with readers ofRestoration & Remediationmagazine.  The article appeared in the August issue of R&R and was entitled, “Asbestos: Still a Stumbling Block in Restoration and Remediation.”   The article discusses how asbestos-related diseases result in the ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • California Air Pollution Control District Reminds Residents about Asbestos Testing Requirements

    Recently, the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District issued an advisory regarding cleanup efforts in Capitola Village.  The concerns resulted from remediation efforts following floods this spring that damaged a number of structures.    As reported in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, “We are aware of contractors working in your area that are either unlicensed or ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Clark Seif Clark Selected for Award of Arizona’s Statewide Environmental Consulting Services for Asbestos and Lead Contract

    Clark Seif Clark is pleased to announce that they have been selected for award of the State of Arizona’s Contract No. ADSPO12-033355.  The contract covers statewide environmental consulting services for asbestos and lead.  The State Procurement Office (SPO) made their decision in October.    The dangers due to exposure to asbestos have been known for years. ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • LA Testing offers decades of experience to California environmental investigators

    How important is it to know that you are dealing with asbestos?According to a recent fact sheet released by the Environmental Information Association (EIA) in conjunction with the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), “All forms of Asbestos, including Chrysotile, are Carcinogenic”. In addition, a Chrysotile Asbestos Fact Sheet (CAFS) was developed and released recently.In their joint ...


  • Vermiculite Insulation could be a Health Threat to Families

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide asbestos sampling to ensure building occupants are not exposed to their deadly fibers.   Since 2002, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been conducting evaluations of the public health implications from vermiculite contamination at various facilities across the State of California. ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EMLab P&K provides materials testing lab services for microbial efficacy

    EMLab P&K provides materials testing lab services, specializing in microbial challenge test methodologies. New technologies are constantly incorporated into the manufacture of materials. In some instances these new technologies may inadvertently accelerate or promote the growth of microorganisms. Also, new technology products and materials are being formulated to inhibit or slow down the ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning. The agency's action comes more than 15 years after it started emergency cleanup work in Libby following media reports that revealed rampant, asbestos-caused illnesses in the small town near ...


    By Associated Press

  • Phil Fincher of The EI Group appointed to Virginia DPOR Board

    The EI Group, Inc. (EI) is pleased to announce that Phil C. Fincher, CIH, CSP, has been appointed to the Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors of the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR). Mr. Fincher, who was appointed to a 4-year term by Virginia Governor, Timothy M. Kaine, will be representing training providers in Virginia and was recently sworn in by ...


    By The EI Group, Inc.

  • Water Main Break in Van Nuys Causes Havoc

    The environmental and indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) have been contracted to respond to lead and asbestos concerns at several flooded apartment complexes.   Yesterday countless residents in the 16400 block of West Vanowen Street in Van Nuys, California awoke to an unpleasant surprise.  At approximately 3:00 in the morning Los Angeles Fire Department ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IATL opens new division

    Recent changes to the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) program on allowable levels of lead in products have prompted new rounds of testing. As a Manufacturer (or if you are anywhere in the Supply Chain for any product sold in the United States), you are responsible for monitoring and reporting the lead content in your product. There are threshold values of allowable lead in products as ...

  • Structural Damage Claims on the Rise from Recent Arizona Wildfires

    The Wallow Fire in Arizona has burned over 500,000 acres and is still not completely contained.  Meanwhile in Sierra Vista, Arizona, the Monument Fire has caused evacuations and destroyed dozens of homes.   Despite the valiant efforts of fire responders, these wildfires have resulted in some structures being completely burned or partially burned. During wildfires, building components ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Clark Seif Clark’s Derrick Denis Elected as IAQA’s 1st Vice President

    Last month, the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) wrapped up their 17th Annual Meeting & Indoor Environment & Energy Expo (IE3) in Orlando, Florida. The important event brought together indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals from across the globe.   At the event, the IAQA’s Board of Directors held their annual election of officer for the 2013-2014 terms. Derrick Denis, ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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