Asbestos: Can You Shrinkwrap Your Way To Safety?

The recent headline from upstate New York was nothing short of comical: Ithaca woman wraps houses in plastic, fears asbestos from former library The idea behind it, though, wasn’t a joke at all. A Dangerous Demolition? Scratch behind the surface of most headlines and you’ll find a more complicated version of the truth. Here’s the…

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Marijuana, Mould & You

Mould – it’s not really what comes to mind first when you think about the legalization of marijuana. It was the top story throughout the country in fall 2018, and this in a year you wouldn’t describe as uneventful. But, the focus of attention has been on the buying and consuming end. The legislation, however,…

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Asbestos And Mesothelioma: New Research

It has been known for decades that asbsestos causes mesothelioma, a deadly type of lung cancer. The first wave of mesothelioma victims were largely workers who had come into direct contact with the mineral. The number of cases and similarities pointed to the culprit. However, until recently, it has not been known exactly how asbestos…

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Mould & Asbestos at TTC HQ

Like most municipalities in the industrialized world, the city of Toronto and the GTA in general are dealing with infrastructure that was built during boom years decades ago. You could probably make a chart that correlated a declining public economy and the erosion of maintenance in public buildings. Unfortunately for all of us, old buildings…

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