Paints

Painting your home or office can add new zest to old colors. But be very careful about your selection of paints. Although lead in paints was banned in the United States in 1977, other additives in paints to make them dry faster or last longer can create serious health problems. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are … Continue reading

New from Dr. Sprouse! – Your Environmental Minute

I am pleased to be a part of an exciting new venture on the internet. It’s called YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL MINUTE. The subject of the ENVIRONMENT has been a hot topic for decades. Lately, increased levels of air pollution and health issues such as asthma, diabetes and lung disease have been in the headlines. And because … Continue reading

ASSESSING BUILDINGS FOR WATER DAMAGE AND MOLD CONTAMINATION

 I am pleased to have Luke Curtis, MD, MS, CIH  as our Guest Blogger for April.  Luke is a Medical Doctor as well as a Certified Industrial Hygienist,  and has assessed more than 1,000 buildings for mold and moisture problems as well as other issues of indoor air quality.  He is one of just 10 … Continue reading

Beware the Health Consequences of Mold Exposure!

Indoor mold contamination can cause serious health problems. Indoor water leaks from broken pipes, damaged roofs, poorly sealed windows, basement flooding, etc. create optimal conditions for mold to grow.  Indoor mold thrives in cool, moist, dark places. Hurricanes  Sandy, Irene,  Rita, and Katrina dumped thousands of gallons of water inland,  causing severe water damage to … Continue reading

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