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City tests confirm some Chicago homes with water meters have lead in tap water

August 28, 2019

City testing of Chicago homes with water meters found nearly 1 in 5 sampled had brain-damaging lead in their tap water, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s water commissioner acknowledged Thursday that the city continued installing new meters after learning about the alarming results in June. Disclosure of the previously secret study of 296 metered homes comes…

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Day cares with Radon

State launches program to test day cares for radon gas

July 31, 2019

Real Inspection Services Can Professionally Test Day Cares for Radon. Call (312) 270-0500 or Book A Radon Test Below. ​State launches program to test day cares for radon gas – TheIndyChannel.com Indianapolis, IN The federal Environmental Protection Agency estimates one in five schools has a classroom with dangerous levels of radon— a carcinogen you can’t see or smell.…

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Air Sampling for Mold Inspections

July 23, 2019

Taking air samples during a mold inspection is important for several reasons.  Mold spores are not visible to the naked eye, and the types of mold present can often be determined through laboratory analysis of the air samples.  Having samples analyzed can also help provide evidence of the scope and severity of a mold problem,…

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by University of Pittsburgh

Air Quality Testing and New study details outcomes from long-term environmental justice partnership

July 16, 2019

by University of Pittsburgh Volunteers ride bikes mounted with air particulate counters through the East For the past 40 years, research has proven that people of color, low-income communities and ethnic minorities suffer the effects of environmental contamination more than other communities. The Flint, Mich., water crisis and the Dakota Pipeline protests serve as national examples…

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Air Quality in the Home

June 25, 2019

Indoor air quality can be worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it. Indoor air quality is generally worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it.    Some Quick Facts: Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise…

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Radon Can't Smell It.

Why homeowners should test for this cancer-causing chemical

June 17, 2019

You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, but it could kill you. Radon, an invisible, radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, but it could kill you. Radon, an invisible, radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You might think…

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Radon, what you should know.

June 12, 2019

EPA Recommendations The EPA recommends: If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon. For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Radon levels less…

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Radon Action

Clearing the air from the impacts of radon in Garfield County

June 5, 2019

Garfield County offers free test kits and workshops to residents; Homes with results above the “action limit” should consider mitigation Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after smoking, and the radioactive gas could be present in local homes and buildings at alarming levels. According to the Garfield County Environmental…

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Radon

More radon testing to begin this fall in East Aurora school buildings; no immediate health concerns, officials say

June 5, 2019

Eight East Aurora School District buildings that reported above-normal radon levels will undergo long-term testing to determine if the gas levels detected are a concern. The follow-up radon testing will take longer than the testing conducted earlier in the year, school district officials said at Monday’s school board meeting. The testing would begin at the…

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Radon in Schools

Radon tests are in after I-Team exposes district didn’t test for radioactive gas for decades

June 5, 2019

The results are in. Hillsborough County schools have been testing for radon in your children’s classroom after our I-Team revealed that the district had not tested for the radioactive gas in 20 years. The EPA recommends testing every five years. Investigator Adam Walser has the results and talked to the man in charge of overseeing the…

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Water Testing

Advocates Want Tougher Water Testing For Toxic Chemicals

May 28, 2019

An environmental advocacy group lists Bloomington among more than 600 locations across the United States whose water may be contaminated with a highly toxic compound, while city officials maintain the city’s water is safe. The Environmental Working Group recently released a report which indicated Bloomington tested positive for trace levels of PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances). The…

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Radon

Testing radon levels in schools, did mitigation at eight schools

May 28, 2019

LPS testing radon levels in schools, did mitigation at eight schools Lincoln Public Schools has tested 36 of its schools for radon gas levels over the past school year, eight of which had levels that required some mitigation. Operations Director Scott Wieskamp said in each case where levels were higher than 4.0 picocuries per liter…

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