Smoking and Asbestos Exposure

Smoking and Asbestos Exposure

Researchers have found that Asbestos workers who also smoke increase their risk of contracting lung cancer 70 to 80 times greater than the general population. Fortunately the exposures to asbestos available today are generally much lower, and the amount of cigarettes...
EPA or OSHA?

EPA or OSHA?

People ask “which agency is responsible for asbestos regulations?”  The answer is “Both”.The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1982 was charged protecting the environment from asbestos in K-12 schools nationwide in the USA. Prior to that...
Lead Hazards for Children

Lead Hazards for Children

Researchers in Baltimore studied children who were diagnosed as lead poisoned between 1931 and 1951 And were astounded to find that out of 283 children studied, almost one third died as a result of their lead exposure. Since many of these children grew up in housing...
Paint Chip Death

Paint Chip Death

The California Department of Education has defined loose and peeling lead based paint on school buildings as a “Hazard”. This followed release by experts of the astounding information that “an ingested paint chip the size of a dime, with 15% lead,...
Annual Training Required by OSHA

Annual Training Required by OSHA

OSHA and the EPA have published far reaching regulations These require all employees who come into contact with Asbestos but do not disturb it, have Two Hour Asbestos Awareness Annual Training Required by OSHA. Lead Hazard Communication is also required annually....