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Envirologic's mission is to provide comprehensive support and field services to meet the regulatory and technical needs of our clients. Because many of the facilities our clients plan to redevelop contain hazardous materials or toxic vapor, our professional staff includes licensed asbestos, lead, and radon professionals who can identify potential exposure concerns, provide a plan for eliminating those exposures, and bring the facility into compliance. Exposure to lead, asbestos, or radon can cause serious health hazards and must be identified before demolition, renovation, or occupancy of a building occurs. Identifying potential hazards early in the project allows your team and ours the time to appropriately plan and schedule their removal.
In addition, Envirologic is approved by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) as a Qualified Consultant. This designation ensures that we have the demonstrated knowledge of MSHDA's Environmental Review Requirements and that our team is able to provide all the necessary reports and documentation needed to meet their stringent requirements.
To understand the dangers of these potential hazards, we have included information from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"Asbestos is a commercial name, not a mineralogical definition, given to a variety of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals. These minerals possess high tensile strength, flexibility, resistance to chemical and thermal degradation, and electrical resistance. These minerals have been used for decades in thousands of commercial products, such as insulation and fireproofing materials, automotive brakes and textile products, and cement and wallboard materials. When handled, asbestos can separate into microscopic-size particles that remain in the air and are easily inhaled which can cause several types of life-threatening diseases."
"Lead is a toxic metal that is also used in burning fossil fuels. It can be combined with other metals to produce alloys. Lead and lead alloys are often used to make batteries, ammunition, and other metal products. Years ago, lead was also used regularly in paint, ceramics, caulk, and pipe solder among other things. Because of its potential health problems, the amount of lead used in these products today has lessened or has been removed. Though used less often, lead is still common in many industries, including construction, mining, and manufacturing. In each of these industries, workers are at risk of being exposed to lead, by breathing it in, ingesting it, or coming in contact with it."
"Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. Radon forms naturally when uranium, radium and thorium break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes. Breathing in radon can cause various health problems."
To learn more about Envirologic's asbestos, lead, radon and other services, contact us today!