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Ways to Green your Cleaning Routine at Home

 Keep your house clean without the toxic side-effects. Here are some methods to take note of!

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Safety Trainings: Why are they necessary?

Safety Trainings: Why are they necessary?

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Detecting asbestos in the home

Recent studies have found asbestos to be potentially lethal to human health. In fact, a number of fatalities caused by respiratory diseases were attributed to asbestos exposure. It is due to this discovery that regulations on handling asbestos have been enforced to prevent further casualties.... read more

Asbestos: How It Changes the Environment

Asbestos was quite popular a few decades back, and you could find it in a lot of construction materials and household products. It’s safe to say that older homes built between the 1950s to the late 1980s would have asbestos as part of their insulation system, or even their walls and floors. Since it was proven to cause serious health problems, however, its use in household products and construction materials has been discontinued. Yet, the risks remain today.... read more

5 Green Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air may be several times more polluted than outdoor air. It’s a disturbing fact that is nonethless true. While we may all feel undoubtedly safer in our own homes, the air that we breathe while in it may be more dangerous than what we inhale once we set foot out of our homes. Polluted indoor air can cause health problems, which may develop into chronic and possibly life-threatening respiratory illnesses.... read more

On Safely Removing Asbestos

If your home was built before 1980, there is a huge change that any part of it contains asbestos, which was a very common substance added to building materials back in the 1950s to 1980s. Due to its fire-resistant and insulating properties, asbestos was used in wall and ceiling plasters, floor and ceiling tiles, floorboards, as well as some vinyl floor and wallpaper backings.... read more

The Greener Way to Keep your Home Mold-Free

Molds are nature’s little helpers, and are considered part of the natural environment. However, you wouldn’t really want to share your home with them, as they tend to not only break down the things on which surfaces they grow on, they can also cause health problems. Most people employ harsh methods of removing mold and spores from inside their houses, but rather than using bleach or borax which could affect pets or the environment, there are other natural and eco-friendly ways to kill mold at home. 

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Asbestos and its Impact to the Environment

Previously a common component of a lot of construction materials and household products, asbestos continues to threaten both human health and the environment even decades after its use was discontinued.

Let’s take a look at this harmful substance and its impact to the environment.

 

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