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Back to School – Learning About Environmental Hazards

Posted on September 4, 2017 in Blog

Back to School – Learning About Environmental HazardsIt’s September, and that means kids around the country are heading back to school. Little kids are nervous about their first official day of Kindergarten and older kids are worried about whether or not they’ll be able to find their homerooms on the first day of high school. Even students arriving at college are nervous about meeting their roommate and handling a demanding schedule while living away from home for the first time.

While you’ve probably graduated many moons ago, that doesn’t mean that you should completely stop learning. You never know when information gleaned in your daily life will come in handy. That’s why AQHI, Inc is providing you a quick tutorial entitled Environmental Waste 101. So, pay attention because class is in session!

What environmental hazards do we remediate?

At AQHI, Inc we deal with a variety of environmental hazards, and we have since 1992. We have completed over 50,000 jobs ranging from the removal of lead and mold, to asbestos and harmful PCBs.

Where are these harmful contaminants found?

Truthfully, these environmental hazards can be found in almost any home or business. Lead is most commonly found in paint from the 1940’s through 1978. Mold tends to be found in warm, moist places, such as bathrooms, basements, and where water leaks occur. Asbestos was used in a variety of construction materials and can be found in floors, walls, ceilings and even around ductwork. PCBs, or Polychlorinated Biphenyls can often be found in fluorescent light ballasts that were manufactured prior to July 1978. As you can see, these environmental contaminants can be found in many places.

What are some of the harmful effects of these hazards?

It is important that any contaminants found are remediated right away. They can have severe health affects ranging from a runny nose, watery eyes and cough, to developmental delay in children and even cancer. Do not wait to address the problem because if you do, you could be putting you and your family at risk.

Do you want to talk to the professional at AQHI, Inc?

At AQHI, Inc, we are experts on environmental waste remediation. Our staff is highly knowledgeable and has decades of experience in the industry. We may not have secured a teaching license, but we know the importance of removing these hazards in a timely manner to keep you and your family safe. Our work is completed in a safe, timely and efficient manner, ensuring that you and your family can resume regular operations as quickly as possible. If you have identified mold, lead, asbestos or PCBs, call us immediately at 800-481-8080. We will work with you to schedule a consultation and get to work as quickly as possible. To learn more in the interim, you can always visit us online at AQHI, Inc..