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Coronavirus in New York: Data Center

Coronavirus cases hit 142 in NYS, up 35% in 1 day, Gov. Cuomo unveils state hand sanitizer

Newest Deepening Concern: CORONAVIRUS in Upstate New York
The Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 is a disturbing global development. Coronaviruses are a massive family of viruses.

Lockport state police headquarters temporarily closes for asbestos removal
Illinois State Police District 5 headquarters in Lockport will be temporarily closed as asbestos is removed from the building.

Poisoned by their homes: how the US is failing children exposed to lead
Hundreds of thousands of children in the US remain at risk of exposure to lead.

How to fight off mold in your home during humid summer months
All the rain and the humidity means an increased chance for mold growing in your home.

Is Your House Making You Sick?
Do you have a sick house? Lead paint, pesticides, and pollution can contribute to sick house syndrome.

These home improvements can help shave money off your utility bills
If you want to bring your home utility costs down, you may want to double-check your energy efficiency.

Children and Asbestos: What Every Parent Needs to Know
Responsible for thousands of deaths around the world, this issue doesn’t seem to have an end in sight.

7 Signs Your Kid Has Indoor Allergies
Spring is in the air, which means, at least in my family, listening to a chorus of sniffling, sneezing, and coughing.

Mold, moisture and your home
Molds are part of the natural environment.

Is your home’s indoor air quality as good as it can be?
It’s winter and that means most of us have our homes closed up tight to keep out the cold.

What to Know About the Dangers of Radon Gas in Your Home
You can’t touch it, see it, or smell it but radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer

BREATHE EASY: HEALTHIER INDOOR AIR IN COLD WEATHER, PART 4
You’ve tackled the more obvious sources of airborne pollutants in your home.

Radon Testing
Inspect, Detect, and Correct

The Dangers of Mold
According to the CDC

Radon remains a hazard in Genesee County
Where does radon come from?

EPA is now allowing asbestos back into manufacturing
Fast Company recently reported on the potential comeback of one of the most infamous building materials of recent memory.

3 Home Improvement Issues You Should Never Ignore
Recognizing the symptoms of damage and routinely checking your home for these signs will help you avoid serious problems.

5 Ways to Reduce Your Exposure to Lead
There is no safe blood lead level in children, and health effects from lead exposure have been seen in adults even at low levels. So the best way to reduce your risk is to limit your exposure to lead.

How to Treat and Prevent Ice Dams
An Ice Dam is a hump of ice that forms at the edge of a roof under certain wintertime conditions. An ice dam can damage both your roof and the inside of your home.

January is Radon Action Month - Easy Safety Tips
January is Radon Action Month. Here are some tips for protecting yourself and your family.

Plan Ahead With Spring Cleaning
After a Buffalo, NY winter, the springtime allergies can be problematic, but routine home cleaning in the right way can help alleviate symptoms and improve your health.

Asbestos Exposure in New York
Asbestos is a problem in every state, whether from its heavy use in various industries or from natural deposits.

Protect Your Home From The Invisible And Fatal Dangerous Radon
Roughly 57 lung cancer deaths per day are caused by a radioactive, invisible, odorless and tasteless gas lurking in millions of American homes.

Asbestos Disposal: Is Recycling Asbestos an Option?
Asbestos is a dangerous toxin that needs to be handled with the utmost care.

Asbestos Remains A Public Health Concern
Even with all these regulations, a recent CDC analysis found that thousands of people are still dying each year from a type of cancer called malignant mesothelioma that is associated with inhaling asbestos fibers, even briefly or in small amounts.

When Insurance Will and Won't Cover Water Damage
As a rule, most policies cover damage that is deemed to be sudden and internal.

How Indoor Air Quality Can Impact Your Heart Health
Breathing dirty air increases the risk of death from cardiovascular problems, which include heart attack and stroke.

How a Proper Fan Can Create a Moisture Free Bathroom
The answer to moisture and odor problems in the bathroom is a good exhaust fan that's properly sized and properly vented.

Is It Safe to Buy a Home With an Elevated Radon Level?

This odorless gas is deadly serious, but addressing the problem is easy.


Asbestos Could Be Lurking Inside Your Home
Asbestos still kills around 5,000 people a year.

3 Things Parents Should Know About Lead
Children with elevated lead levels may experience low IQ, behavioral problems, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, memory problems and challenges in speech and language development.

Slipping Through the Cracks There Is Radon in Your Building
Radon, in the simplest terms, is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer when exposure to high levels occurs over an extended period of time.

Mold runs rampant in colleges across the country
n the past several weeks, students have complained of mold in dorms and apartments. But we are not the only campus to experience the problem

Is Asbestos Hiding in Your House? How to Tell—and What to Do
Asbestos is a scary and extremely dangerous material that’s been linked to all kinds of health horrors, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

Buffalo Tightens Lead Paint Rules for Rental Property
Buffalo is pushing hard against bad landlords and bad property managers in the fight against lead poisoning, especially lead poisoning in children.

Sick Building Syndrome: What It Is and Tips for Prevention
"Sick building syndrome" is the name given to a collection of illnesses and symptoms that afflict multiple occupants of particular buildings.

10 Uncommon Home Inspections to Consider Before Selling

Hiring these specialized inspectors can help reveal potential problems before you’re scrambling to close on your home sale.


Testing Kits Address Issue of Lead Paint in Buffalo
Buffalo purchases lead paint test kits.

How to Resolve 5 Common Waterproofing Issues in Commercial Buildings
Correct waterproofing is important. it not only ensures building safety, but also helps prevent loss of rental income caused by the building becoming uninhabitable for the tenant.

Water Leaks and Damage Most Common Maintenance Issue
Water damage is a common and major maintenance issue that can cost apartment buyers and owners thousands of dollars to repair

5 Safe Methods to Properly Remove Mold
The IICRC S520 establishes the standard for microbial remediation, which lays out general work practices and methods.

The Surprising Truth about Mold
It's dangerous—but not in the way you think
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