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How To Know If Well Water is Contaminated?

Public water systems are continually tested for different pollutants and pathogens. On the contrary, the testing of private well water systems is left up to the people who own them. This means that if you are among the 15 million households in the U.S. that get their water from a private well water system, it …

Does ISRA Apply to My New Business Development?

ISRA stands for Industrial Site Recovery Act, a New Jersey law passed in 1993 to supplement and amend the Environmental Cleanup Responsibility Act of 1983. These laws recognize the impact of toxic chemicals and contamination of the land on the state of New Jersey and the health of its citizens. ISRA requires that contaminated industrial …

How Do I File a Toxic Tort Claim?

A toxic tort claim results from a person’s injury or illness relating to their exposure to a toxic chemical. However, proving you were exposed and that any illness or injury you may have suffered stems from that exposure, is difficult. To get the help you deserve, speak with a toxic tort lawyer today. Examples of …

What is the New Initiative to Enforce Silica Dust Standards?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently announced their new initiative to uphold its current respirable crystalline silica standards. Otherwise known as quartz, silica is a common material found on construction, mining, oil, or gas sites, and is generally found in the soil, concrete, sand, rock, granite, and other materials. …

What Is the Difference Between Mold Assessment and Mold Remediation?

Mold inside your home or your business can lead to adverse health conditions for whomever occupies the building. Removing mold can be a complicated multi-step process that at times require professionals and experts to intervene. Mold assessment and mold remediation are two vital parts of the multi-step process and are often confused with one another. …

What Is the Site Remediation Process?

In the United States, regulatory agencies and guidelines require remedial action in locations that are polluted by past industrial activity or a single environmental event. Site remediation is the process of removing surface water, groundwater, soil, or sediment that is polluted or contaminated to reduce the harmful impact to people, animals, and the environment. New …

What Are the Dangers of Pesticide Exposure?

Pesticides and insecticides are designed to kill pests, invasive species and protect agriculture and homes. Many such pesticides are generally safe to humans in smaller concentrations, such as those used in home extermination. However, in larger concentrations or extended exposure can be toxic and cause short and long-term health conditions. Children are the most vulnerable …

What Are Toxic Torts and Occupational Exposure?

Toxic torts are a type of personal injury. These injuries occur after use of certain products which contain toxic chemicals, materials, or even radiation. Toxic torts cases often arise from a person’s exposure while working. How to Prove a Toxic Tort Claim? Even if you were exposed to toxic chemicals at work, you have to …

What Contributes to Bad Air Quality?

Bad air quality is a serious health threat both for short and long-term issues. Bad air can irritate your eyes, skin, and cause respiratory discomfort, especially if you have asthma. Long term exposure to bad air quality can reduce your lung function and increase your risk of lung cancer, heart disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary …

What Are Forever Chemicals?

“Forever chemicals” is a commonly used term for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The term “forever chemicals” was coined because these chemicals are not readily degradable, so they never break down in the environment. PFAS have been found in American groundwater, drinking water, and soil. In a troublesome finding, studies from the CDC show that …

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