The act of removing asbestos or lead in buildings.
Asbestos is a group of six naturally occurring minerals made up of heat-resistant fibers. It was used in thousands of U.S. consumer products before the dangers of asbestos were known. Asbestos causes mesothelioma, lung cancer and other cancers. Asbestos is regulated in the U.S., but not banned. https://www.epa.gov/asbestos/learn-about-asbestos
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the national public health agency of the United States. It is a United States federal agency, under the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Environmental Protection Agency is an independent executive agency of the United States federal government tasked with environmental protection matters.
The practice of preventing or controlling wind or water erosion in agriculture, land development, coastal areas, riverbanks, and construction. Effective erosion controls handle surface runoff and are important techniques in preventing water pollution, soil loss, wildlife habitat loss and human property loss.
HAZMAT is an abbreviation for “hazardous materials”—substances in quantities or forms that may pose a reasonable risk to health, property, or the environment. HAZMATs include such substances as toxic chemicals, fuels, nuclear waste products, and biological, chemical, and radiological agents. ERC offers HAZMAT assessments and remediation for most HAZMATs.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, …
A science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and confirmation of protection from those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and wellbeing, or significant discomfort among workers or among citizens of the community. https://www.aiha.org/
Lead-Based Paint (LBP)
Lead is a highly toxic metal that may cause a range of health problems, especially in young children. When lead is absorbed into the body, it can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs, like the kidneys, nerves, and blood. Lead may also cause behavioral problems, learning disabilities, seizures and in extreme cases, …
Mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms found almost everywhere. In small amounts, mold spores are usually harmless, but when they land on a damp spot they can start to grow. When mold is growing on a surface, spores can be released into the air where they can be easily inhaled. …