Category: EDUCATION

Toxins in Your Toolbox

According to the CDC, children of lead-exposed workers were 6 times more likely to have elevated blood lead levels (BLL). The study concluded that 1 in 4 children of lead-exposed workers had elevated BLL.Ways to reduce your family’s exposure to lead, asbestos and …

Environmental Awareness-101

DID YOU KNOW? * The average person spends 90% of their time indoors.* The air indoors is 2-to-5x more polluted than the air outdoors.* Children breathe in 50% more air than adults.* According to the CDC, at least 4 million households have children living …

Environmental Asthma Triggers

Indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. When American’s spend up to 90% of their time indoors, it’s no wonder asthma is on the rise. If you have asthma, you may react to just one trigger or you …

Lead Safety and Environmental Regulations Standards

 OSHA’s standard for protecting workers from lead (29 CFR 1926.62) celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.   United acknowledges the NEED to be up-to-date on the many environmental regulations and the standards that keep workers and building occupants safe. The links provided below, offer quick reference …

Banned in Europe, Not in America

Hundreds of years ago, Europe began banning known toxins and poisons such as asbestos, lead and other harmful chemicals. These bans were, years later, banned from the US—some taking 100+ years to enact. When government regulations to ban ingredients and chemicals take lengthy …

New EPA Pesticide Labels

To protect bees and other pollinators, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed new pesticide labels that prohibit use of some neonicotinoid pesticide products where bees are present. The EPA is states they are concerned about declines in pollinator health, and are …

It’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week!

This year’s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week theme, “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” underscores the importance of the many ways parents can reduce a child’s exposure to lead and prevent its serious health effects. Spread the Word! Visit epa’s website to learn more. If …

The Smart Shopper’s Guide to Toxins

Protect yourself and your loved ones. Use this guide to avoid some of the most common household and cosmetic toxins. Whether you’re reading this as an industry tradesman or a stay-at-home mom, you are a consumer and should be aware. 1, 4-dioxane 1, …

What You Should Know About Mold

Hairy, black mold isn’t just unattractive–it’s unsafe. Whether in your home or place of business, mold could be an issue and your health at stake. Sure, the idea of throwing a dinner party at your moldy home isn’t an option–who wants to show …