If you’re living in a property constructed before 1978, there’s a great chance that the walls are covered with lead-based paints. This can lead to a serious case of lead contamination, especially in the case of small children and pregnant women. Here are the health concerns related to lead-based paints and how it affects both […]
Asbestos is a bundle of six minerals that occurs naturally. It can be drawn out into thin fibers and used in a number of industrial and construction purposes. Asbestos gained popularity in the US in the 1800s and became a profitable material for various industries as it was very cheap and provided a number of […]
Asbestos refers to a bundle of six minerals that can be made out into thin threads of fiber. These fibers are good insulators and resist electricity and heat efficiently. Because of this reason, asbestos had been widely used in various industrial and commercial applications. For example, asbestos fibers when mixed with plastics and cement were […]
Asbestos refers to a natural mineral that can be pulled out into a fibrous consistency. These fibers are flexible, soft and resistant to electricity, corrosion and heat. Since asbestos proved to be a good insulator, it was mixed with several materials in olden times to add strength to them. These materials included: plastic, cement, paper […]
Out of all the home products that contain asbestos, the vinyl asbestos floor tile is perhaps the safest. That is, until it sustains any damage or when you attempt to remove it from your home.
Popcorn ceilings, stucco ceilings, cottage-cheese ceilings, textured, or acoustic ceilings were common names given to spray-on textured ceilings that became highly popular in the US during the mid-twentieth century and all the way to 1980s.
Since it’s almost impossible to identify an asbestos-containing material simply by looking at it, the substance can still be found in places where you’d least expect it to be. While most people assume that asbestos risk is a thing of the past, its use was never completely banned (except in commercial paper, spray-on insulation, and flooring […]
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber that is classified as a major health hazard. It contains carcinogenic substances that can cause irreparable damage to the respiratory system and lungs.
In 2016, up to 540,000 deaths were attributed to lead exposure. Despite the restriction of lead-based paints in the 1970s, these continue to be used today. Moreover, houses built in the early 1970s are also found to be heavily laden with lead paint. If your house falls in the same category, here’s what you need to […]
According to research conducted by EWG Action Fund, asbestos kills nearly 15,000 people annually in the United States. Although the use of asbestos has been prohibited for construction and isn’t that common in houses built after 1970, it’s still present in some buildings.