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Lead Paint – Know the Laws

By on Jun 19, 2018 in Blog, Lead Paint | 0 comments

Lead Paint – Know the Laws Recently Magnolia Homes, the parent company for the stars from HGTV Fixer Upper, were fined $40,000 by the EPA for mishandling lead paint. In some of their episodes they conduct renovations in homes that have lead paint without adequate lead paint protections. This violates the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Lead Renovation, Repair,...

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Can Mold be the cause of your Weight Gain?

By on Apr 26, 2018 in Air Quality, Blog, Mold | 0 comments

Everywhere you look from television commercials, to magazines and even Facebook, there are articles on weight loss.  Some of these diets you’ve probably tried at one time or another.  Some of these diets may have seemed to work at first but then you gained the weight right back, even with going to the gym and running each week,  So why isn’t anything...

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Mercury-Containing Flooring – A potential health concern

By on Feb 28, 2018 in Air Quality, Blog | 0 comments

It’s been in the news…harmful levels of mercury vapors have reportedly been released into the air from some athletic polymer floors.  From 1960 to 1980 mercury was used in the polymer mixture, as a catalyst, to form a solid rubber flooring mixture.  Specifically, it was Phenyl-mercuric-Acetate (PMA) that was used to spread and level the liquid flooring.  Known...

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Understanding OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

Understanding OSHA’s Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

By on Oct 4, 2017 in Blog, OSHA | 0 comments

by India Edouard from ZackAcademy.com Earlier this year, OSHA issued a final ruling on its Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards. The ruling encompasses revised provisions for fixed ladders, rope descent systems, the design and implementation of fall protection systems, and training on fall hazards. The ruling increases consistency between general...

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Hidden Toxins in School Gym Floors — Mercury Vapor

Hidden Toxins in School Gym Floors — Mercury Vapor

By on Aug 15, 2017 in Air Quality, Blog | 0 comments

Over the past fifteen years, the relatively common occurrence of mercury in rubberized gym floors has been confirmed by several state health departments. The presence of mercury in gyms or other areas in schools that use the same type of synthetic polyurethane flooring is a scary revelation as the mercury will vaporize at room temperature (77°F or 25°C). As a vapor,...

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AHERA Regulations Simplified

AHERA Regulations Simplified

By on Apr 12, 2017 in Asbestos, Blog |

In December 2015, it was determined by United States Senators that the federally mandated Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) is basically ignored by most school districts within the country, leaving maintenance workers, contractors and children at considerable risk of asbestos exposure. Asbestos is considered a carcinogen and scientists believe there is...

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Karl Environmental Group provides environmental services to residential customers, business clients, school districts (both public and private) and government agencies. Our clients represent a variety of industries and backgrounds and we pride ourselves in being able to meet their individual environmental needs with quality and efficiency. Our services include lead water testing, asbestos testing, asbestos abatement, environmental site assessment, lead paint inspection, mold sampling, and industrial hygene, and other environmental consulting services. We also provide certification for the OSHA Hazwoper Certification, General Industry Certification, Construction Industry Certification, EPA Lead Renovator Certification, Asbestos Worker Certification, First Aid Certification, and Basic Life Support courses. Find us on Facebook, call us at 1-800-527-5581, or find our PA location 20 Lauck Road, Mohnton, PA 19540 Tel: (610) 856-7700 or our NJ location 200 Whitehead Road, Unit #222, Hamilton, NJ 08619 Tel: (609) 365-9635