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22 Home Renovators and Contractors Fined in Washington and Idaho for Alleged Lead-Based Paint Violations
22 Home Renovators and Contractors Fined in Washington and Idaho for Alleged Lead-Based Paint Violations
12/8/2022 9:28:31 AM
Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it had reached settlements with 22 residential home renovation companies in Idaho and Washington for violations of federal lead-based paint regulations.
Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks to Barium and Barium Compounds in California
Occupational and Environmental Exposure Risks to Barium and Barium Compounds in California
12/7/2022 9:35:53 AM
The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) describes barium as a silvery-white metal which exists in nature only in ores containing mixtures of elements.
Florida Mold Testing Resources to Assess Property Damage from Tropical Storm Nicole
Florida Mold Testing Resources to Assess Property Damage from Tropical Storm Nicole
12/6/2022 9:01:43 AM
Hurricane Nicole made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane along the east coast of Florida before being downgraded to a tropical storm. This was only the third time that a hurricane has made landfall in Florida during the month of November.
Army Headquarters Issues Order to Inspect Barracks and Other Facilities for Mold
Army Headquarters Issues Order to Inspect Barracks and Other Facilities for Mold
12/5/2022 9:10:18 AM
Last month, it was reported in multiple media outlets that an executive order from Army headquarters was issued that requires the inspection of all army buildings, including barracks and offices, for mold and other substandard living conditions by November 18th.
The Latest Most Rat-Infested Cities List Includes Multiple Municipalities in California
The Latest Most Rat-Infested Cities List Includes Multiple Municipalities in California
12/2/2022 8:37:11 AM
Last month, Orkin released its latest list of the nation’s rattiest cities. Several major population centers in California made the list. The highest ranking Golden State city was Los Angeles (3rd ) followed by San Francisco (5th ) and San Diego (18th ).
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to 2-Butoxyethanol and Other Industrial Chemicals
Identifying Occupational Exposure Risks to 2-Butoxyethanol and Other Industrial Chemicals
12/1/2022 9:19:28 AM
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) describes the organic compound known as 2-butoxyethanol as a colorless liquid with a mild odor.
Portable Back-Up Generators and Detecting Carbon Monoxide Hazards
Portable Back-Up Generators and Detecting Carbon Monoxide Hazards
11/29/2022 9:07:29 AM
Portable back-up generators powered by fossil fuels are used by many businesses and individuals to provide electricity when utility power fails or because no other source is available.
Tenants in San Francisco High-Rise Face Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns Following Massive Flood
Tenants in San Francisco High-Rise Face Indoor Environmental Quality Concerns Following Massive Flood
11/28/2022 10:13:21 AM
Last month, multiple media outlets reported that a mentally disturbed resident of a high-rise apartment building in San Francisco intentionally opened the valve to a high pressure fire house on the 11th floor of the building.
New Research Published in Telehealth and Medicine Today Open Access Journal
New Research Published in Telehealth and Medicine Today Open Access Journal
11/28/2022 8:30:00 AM
Telehealth and Medicine Today (THMT) has published the November issue including articles focusing on community health, patient portals, original cases and reviews for readers spanning 104 countries around the globe.
How a TCM Physician is Trying to Help a Woman Struggling With Long COVID Brain Fog
How a TCM Physician is Trying to Help a Woman Struggling With Long COVID Brain Fog
11/24/2022 8:00:00 AM
According to reports, in the late stage of COVID-19, about 30-60% of people still have persistent symptoms, of which, about 20-30% of the symptoms are even more obvious than the early symptoms of the disease, and patients still have dizziness, fatigue, dyspnea, chest tightness, memory loss, insomnia and other troubles after recovering from COVID-19.
Children’s Hairclips Recalled Due to Lead Exposure Hazards
Children’s Hairclips Recalled Due to Lead Exposure Hazards
11/23/2022 9:15:48 AM
Last month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the recall of a brand of children’s bowtie hairclips that were manufactured in China and imported by a U.S.
Five People Died Due to Legionnaires’ Disease at a Manhattan Nursing Home
Five People Died Due to Legionnaires’ Disease at a Manhattan Nursing Home
11/22/2022 9:54:39 AM
Over the summer, five people died from Legionnaires’ disease at a New York City nursing home. The nursing home had been cited on multiple occasions for improper maintenance of their cooling tower.
Lung Cancer Awareness Month in California and Mitigating Exposure Risks to Radon and Other Airborne Hazards
Lung Cancer Awareness Month in California and Mitigating Exposure Risks to Radon and Other Airborne Hazards
11/21/2022 9:07:30 AM
California’s rate of new lung cancer cases is lower than many other states, but lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the state.
ReadersMagnet Book Confab and NYLA 2022 Annual Conference and Trade Show Will Feature Colton Martens’ Book
ReadersMagnet Book Confab and NYLA 2022 Annual Conference and Trade Show Will Feature Colton Martens’ Book
11/19/2022 1:02:21 AM
The nonfiction book about health and disease, Purposeful Pathogens: How Pathogens Regulate the Behavior and General Quality of Human Populations by Colton Martens, will be displayed by ReadersMagnet at the New York Library Association 2022 Annual Conference and Trade Show on November 3–4, 2022, at the Saratoga Springs City Center at 522 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY …
EMSL San Diego Now Offering Expanded TEM Testing Capabilities
EMSL San Diego Now Offering Expanded TEM Testing Capabilities
11/18/2022 9:06:23 AM
EMSL Analytical, Inc. is proud to announce our San Diego lab has expanded their TEM capabilities and now offers NIOSH 7402, ASTM D5755 (Microvacs), and ASTM D6480 (Wipes) analysis.
Asbestos Discovery Results in the Temporary Closure of a High School Gym in California
Asbestos Discovery Results in the Temporary Closure of a High School Gym in California
11/17/2022 9:11:25 AM
Last month, the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District (FSUSD) announced that during maintenance work at a district high school gym, staff found part of a wall surface was delaminating.
Centivax Raises $10M Seed Investment by NFX and GHIC to Develop Universal Vaccine Technology for Influenza, COVID-19, HIV, and Other Infectious Diseases
Centivax Raises $10M Seed Investment by NFX and GHIC to Develop Universal Vaccine Technology for Influenza, COVID-19, HIV, and Other Infectious Diseases
11/16/2022 11:39:59 AM
Centivax, a broad-spectrum vaccine platform technology company, today announced $10M in seed financing in a syndicate co-led by NFX and the Global Health Investment Corporation (GHIC).
Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Preventing Exposure to Airborne Carcinogens and Pollutants in Homes and Buildings
Lung Cancer Awareness Month and Preventing Exposure to Airborne Carcinogens and Pollutants in Homes and Buildings
11/16/2022 9:25:32 AM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that lung cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and that more men and women in America die from lung cancer than from any other form of cancer.
Identifying Phenol Exposure Risks to Protect Workers in California
Identifying Phenol Exposure Risks to Protect Workers in California
11/14/2022 8:48:47 AM
The Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR) describes phenol as both a manufactured chemical and a natural substance. It is a solid when pure, but the commercial product is typically in liquid form.
Priorities for Asia-Pacific Post COVID
Priorities for Asia-Pacific Post COVID
11/11/2022 5:22:56 AM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged the Asia-Pacific region to prepare for the anticipated surge in traffic and provide policy support for the industry’s decarbonization efforts, as the region moves forward from COVID-19.