Utica awarded $3.5M for lead removal
The city has been awarded $3.5 million in federal funding to help remove lead hazards from homes in Utica.

Fleas and Your Pet
Fleas can be difficult to find

Good pest control makes good neighbors
Cockroaches, rats, fleas and bedbugs can make your skin crawl

7 Causes of Attic Mold
It is a good practice to conduct regular checks in your attic

Your Christmas Tree Could Present an Unwanted Pest
The Spotted Lanternfly is an Invasive Bug from Asia

How Radon Causes Lung Cancer
Radon Gas is the Most Potent Carcinogen in your Home

Hidden Hazards
Is your home making you sick?

4 tips for bed bug prevention in hotels
Finding bed bugs before guests do is half the battle 

Colder weather highlights importance of indoor air quality
When most people think of “air quality,” they think of the outdoors; the smog, haze, even pollen.

Watch for warning signs of foundation issues
Whether you’re hunting for a new home or trying to keep your current residence in good shape, you want a good solid foundation.

What are the effects of black mold exposure?
Long-term exposure to black mold is potentially harmful to health

Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
They are blood suckers

Handling Asbestos
The safe removal and handling of asbestos is vital to preventing dangerous exposures.

How to Prevent a Mold Outbreak After Your Home Floods
To keep mold in check, you should attack the problem within 24 to 48 hours.

Free lead paint testing, repairs available to homeowners, renters
Homeowners and renters in Allegheny County can have their homes tested for lead, and repaired, for free.

Dirt, Dust or Bugs?
Sawdust or wood fragments could be a sign of many things, but sometimes, it is bugs.

When bedbugs also check in to your hotel room
Bedbug incidents account for almost one-third of all animal-related liability claims

The beloved teacher in Room 302 at Lewis C. Cassidy elementary school was out on medical leave.

Kiss and Tell
How Ants Communicate Mouth-to-Mouth

Count your many stink bugs
name them one by one

What’s causing that itch?
Could it be fleas?

Home invasions of the insect kind
Exterior applications of insecticides may offer some relief

Bedbug concerns not snoozing in winter
Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite

How to get them out of your house

Choking on the Splinters
Termites aren’t the only bugs eating at Woody’s Diner

Is it a bee, wasp or hornet
How to know the difference

Bee Prepared
How to Treat a Bee Sting

How do bedbugs travel?
They like dirty laundry, study finds

Avoiding Ticks
Lyme disease soars but can be prevented

Put a stop to cluster flies in your home
when your spotless abode is filled with flies

Don't Pour Alcohol on Your Bed Bugs
Try These Tips Instead

Use renovations to create healthier homes
Home renovation projects are done for several different reasons

How do I get rid of ants?
prevent or combat an infestation

Ways That Spiders Are Creepily Clever
Spiders are smart! There, we said it!

5 Reasons why you should use a Professional Exterminator
Believe it or not, DIY pest control may not be your best plan of action

How to Deal with a Wasp Infestation
Hire a pest control company

Avoid getting caught in the bedbug resurgence
bedbugs have become a kind of national epidemic

Ticks lurk when winter air warms
Check your pets for ticks daily

Unwanted hotel pests lead to legal battle
Hotel guests don't appreciate pests

Identifying the best solution for a wet basement
Our wet winter has left a lot of homeowners with wet basements.

Where are all these bugs coming from?
pesky creatures emerging

What do you know about ants?
carpenter ants are well known for their ability to damage wooden structures

How Long Do Bed Bugs Live?
Environment and food availability affect longevity

Run for Cover
Invasion of the stink bugs

Bats ruin dream home
waist-deep in a bat guano problem.

Tote inspection program launched by Cheektowaga
totes had initially helped rid the town of rats

This is Why You Don't Want Ants in Your House
They threaten the structural integrity of your home

Avoiding bed bugs over Spring Break travel
don’t pick up some unwanted hitchhikers

Some winter house guests less charming than others
They are a nuisance

Stored Product Pests
America’s Enemy

Nature's Hazards: Bees, Wasps, and Hornets
The deadliest non-human animals in America

The Financial Impact of Bedbugs in the Hospitality Industry
8 ways how bed bugs can affect your business

10 Reasons Why House Mice Thrive
These highly adaptable creatures are born survivors

Protect your home from Carpenter Ants
Know the signs of carpenter ants and prevent an infestation

Are home renovations necessary?
A few months ago, I received an email from a woman who had bought a 1964 ranch with all its original interiors

Boxelders: The Kissing Bug
No one wants to be kissed without permission. Especially by a bug

Cockroaches: Born Survivors!
Despite pesticide development, cockroaches continue to maintain an admirable position 

IPM: The Plan You Need To Stay In Business
Implement a tailored IPM program

Bed Bugs Are Pooping Histamine Into Our Homes
bed bugs could make us sick

Signs your cat has fleas
The dangers of fleas

They're back
What to know about stink bugs

One in 15 homes has a radon issue: How to test for and get rid of radioactive gas
Whether you’ve been in your home for years or are just about to close on a new home in the Helena area

How rodents can cause car trouble in winter months
Your home isn't the only place you should worry about

Get Rid of Unwanted Pests in Hotels
Make sure your guests have an enjoyable stay

Carpenter ants nesting in trees and homes
Carpenter ants in trees and houses are an indicator of a moisture and decay problem

Bedbugs in library books
The American Library Association has developed advice

Keep Your Pets Safe From Tick Bites
pets are vulnerable to these sneaky critters

Rent Strike
Residents of 447 Thurston Road are planning a rent strike.

Wolf Spiders and Their Bite
causes fear in many people

Winter's sad, slow flies
This time of year, cluster flies begin to show up in our homes and outbuildings.

How to get rid of box elder bugs
Some homes are especially attractive to boxelder bugs, usually depending on the amount of sun exposure.

Winter Woes: What does home insurance cover?
Mother Nature can be brutal in winter, serving up sub-zero temperatures, ice, wind and snow.

'stink bugs' increasing
Koehler said that if the stink bugs start to cause economic damage to crops in the state, farmers can use an insecticide spray.

Carpenter ants, Unwelcome summer guests
Carpenter ants have found their way into my new home and I fear that there are many more than the ones that I see and squish in my kitchen.

Blood sucking fated in bed bug's genome
As their unsuspecting victims slumber, they enjoy the only meal they really want – human blood.

Asbestos: A Ticking Time Bomb for Marine Industry
The International Maritime Organization should amend the SOLAS Regulation banning the use of asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACM) in ships.

Over the garden gate: Keep pantry safe from pests
Unfortunately, some insects like to eat what we eat and if unnoticed will take up residence in dry foodstuffs in our pantries.

Apartment life offers challenges in pest control
Some bugs can be nuisance, but others can result in infestations.

Exclusion Essentials
The most important element of rodent management is exclusion

Locals concerned over landfill project
A group of residents, some who live near the Hakes C&D Landfill in Painted Post, are opposing a proposal to expand it

Cockroaches in Drains
Drain sanitation is a common problem in food facilities, but did you know that cockroaches can live in drains, feed on the gunk that builds up, and enter your customers’ plants to contaminate food and food surfaces?

Landlord forced to pay tenant 300k for bedbugs infestation
A Bushwick tenant scored a fat $300,000 judgment against his landlord over a bed bug infestation

Carpenter Ants: A slient menace not called a termite
There is another insect pest, however, that is no shrinking violet when it comes to damaging wood inside structures: the carpenter ant.

Despite winter weather, pesky insects and rodents unlikely to disappear
If you think all insects disappear — or die during the cold winter months — think again.

As temperatures drop, rodents seek warmth in your house
As temperatures get colder out, everything that’s living outside is on the hunt for a warm, dry place

Protecting your family from a deadly gas that could be inside your home
Unbeknownst to millions of families, the leading cause of lung cancer

Forced to pump water into street to keep homes from flooding, they want Spokane County's help
Waking up to find water seeping up through the carpet of her finished basement

Cuomo: New York State will help 70 flood-affected families in Plattsburgh
Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Plattsburgh on Wednesday with some big announcements

School addresses parents' concerns after mold scare
Many parents who were worried about their children's safety showed up at Lincoln Charter School after the scare.

Work On Flooded Town Hall Should Be Complete In 2 Weeks: Supe
Renovations are underway for the east side of Southold Town Hall

A lawyer who represents several mothers whose children have tested positive for lead poisoning

Record-Breaking Winter Weather Exposes Asbestos Threats
The brutal winter storms affecting most of the U.S. bring more dangers than just freezing temperatures and icy roads.

Childhood lead poisoning remains a widespread problem in America
Many scientific studies have documented lead’s negative effect on brain and social development and the toxic metal’s connection to failure in school, delinquency and crime.

7 Signs You Might Have Toxic Mold In Your Home
Seeing mold growing on an old piece of bread is creepy enough, but mold in the home is something next level.

Johnson & Johnson not liable for woman's asbestos sickness, jury rules
A California jury on Thursday ruled in favor of Johnson & Johnson in a lawsuit

Spiders still causing problems in some Toyotas
Matt Imholt recently got into his 2015 Toyota Camry, and noticed it smelled of mold.

Pests may be hiding in your Christmas tree
There could be more than just presents hiding beneath your Christmas tree this year.

Autumn Isn't cold enough
The cooler temperatures of autumn may not be a cause for celebration if you prefer lounging on the beach to cuddling by the fire

Is There a Link Between Radon Exposure and Breast Cancer?

Naturally-occurring radon can be found at higher than recommended levels in some people’s homes

Research shows Pest Resistance
Research shows pest resistance to GM Bt crops is surging

Bed bugs evidently love your dirty laundry
Bed bugs find your dirty laundry cozy.

Summertime pests thriving in unseasonable heat
In the second official week of fall, when the temperatures reached 90 degrees, exterminators were still busy with summertime house calls.

Detroit Bus Drivers Expose Deplorable Working Conditions
Detroit bus drivers say they’re fed up working in deplorable conditions

U.S. Approves Release Of Genetically Enginereed Moths In NY
Plans to release genetically engineered moths in upstate New York to control invasive pests have been approved by the USDA.

They're Not Always A Pest
Insects don't get the respect they deserve

Federal Grant of $400,000 announced to Help Eradicate Potato Pest
Efforts to fight a pest that threatens the potato industry are getting a boost from the federal government.

The science behind those fire-ant rafts
“Life likes to live,” Kevin Haight said after viewing a photo of reddish-brown swirls in a floodwater eddy in southeast Texas.

NY's Southern Tier has dangerously high radon levels
They found out two days after Christmas when the doctor came back with Joe Linnertz's diagnosis: lung cancer.

Are there more wasps buzzing around this year?
With temperatures soaring into the triple digits the past few weeks.

Consumer Reports: Don't Let Radon Gas Ruin Your New Home Purchase
If you’re in the market for a new home, and you think you’ve found the right one.

Great Bridge High's football stadium has leaks, cracks and mold. And supporters want answers.
Cracks in bleachers. Water leaks. Mold.

YOUR OPINION: In frack debate, departments drop the ball
We don’t need a Chernobyl to happen in Binghamton or Albany

B.C. contractor exposed to asbestos blows whistle, says government made his life a 'nightmare'
When general contractor Don Garrett was invited to bid on plumbing work in Agassiz’s Kent Prison in 2008

12 reasons to take ticks seriously
As the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in the United States, Lyme disease has been getting a lion's share of the attention lately.

High levels of radon found in wells across certain areas of Pennsylvania
A U.S. Geological Survey study released Thursday show high levels of cancer-causing radon have been found in some Pennsylvania water wells.

Rockland County Health Dept. Reminds Residents Of Mosquito Treating

Rockland Co. Health Department would like to remind residents to start treating catch and storm basins to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.

Air Quality Awareness Week
Learn how air quality affects your health during Air Quality Awareness Week, Monday, May 1 - Friday, May 5, 2017.

Asbestos in Scotland remains a 'health time bomb'
The use of asbestos in Scottish schools has created a health "time bomb", medical and legal experts have claimed.

Maine’s rate of asbestos deaths is highest in nation
Cancer linked to asbestos is killing residents in Maine at the highest rate in the country, decades after the implementation of federal regulations to limit exposure, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Salem VA Hospital says mold infestation fully cleaned up
The Salem VA Hospital says it has fully cleaned up a mold issue in three of its buildings.

Broome County Land Bank receives grant to demolish 17 blighted properties
More blighted properties in our area are subject to the wrecking ball thanks to a grant from the New York State Attorney General.

Lead Paint: Stricter Requirements, Longterm Health Complications, And Challenges for Landlords
Proposed Senate Bill 247 aims to prevent lead poisoning in children by strengthening lead testing requirements for children, and placing stricter requirements on properties containing lead paint.

2 Vancouver-Area Schools Test High For Radon
Classrooms in Washington’s fifth largest school district are undergoing tests for radon.

Syracuse and Binghamton running away with snow trophy
As the snow keeps piling up, it might seem like Rochester has a lock on the annual Golden Snowball Derby, the friendly competition among upstate cities for the highest seasonal snowfall total.

Now, the big dig out
Snow continues to fall over central New York after Tuesday’s all-day snow storm dumped 19 inches at Syracuse’s Hancock Airport and as much as 40 inches in parts of the Mohawk Valley.

Major West Auckland construction site worries residents
A construction site in West Auckland has caused health concerns among residents

Fresh clues on reasons for high radon levels in Galway
New aerial surveys of the landscape of Co Galway have given fresh clues as to the region's high radon gas levels.

Mom worried about living in apartment with black mold with young kids
A Mom of three young kids is worried about living in her apartment with her three young kids since it's contaminated with black mold.

City puts demolition on hold after asbestos discovered
The demolition of a building has been put on hold after officials discovered a not-so-pleasant surprise while tearing it down.

Landlords criticize expense of city lead-hazard testing proposal
Lancaster landlords and real estate professionals gave City Council an earful about a proposed lead hazard ordinance Tuesday evening

Is It Safe to Buy a Home With an Elevated Radon Level?

This odorless gas is deadly serious, but addressing the problem is easy

ADAO Announces Agenda for 13th Annual Asbestos Conference
An award-winning investigative journalist, a Montana lawmaker and a popular musician will headline the 13th Annual Asbestos Prevention and Awareness Conference, set for April 7-9 in the Washington, D.C., area.

This Old House: Cute but Dangerous

Any home built before 1978 could pose a very real health threat to your child — here's why

Despite new law, EPA fails to tell millions of Montana asbestos danger
A change in federal law that could warn tens of millions of residents and homeowners across the country about the dangers of a Montana-mined mineral insulation in their ceilings and attics may be too little, too late.

Here's How: Considerations when building a healthy home
All my children have allergies. We are planning to build a new house and I need to avoid the "sick house syndrome" from poor indoor air quality.

Adios, Asbestos
Canadian Federal government announces plan to ban asbestos by 2018

Radon levels in Lancaster County still among highest in Pennsylvania
Lancaster County still has some of the highest and most dangerous levels of radon in the state, new Department of Environmental Protection data show.

Health board weighs lead testing for all small children in Allegheny County
The Allegheny County Board of Health has approved for public comment a policy that would require lead exposure testing for all young children in the county.

Two San Joaquin County zip codes have higher than average lead levels in children
Two San Joaquin County zip codes have children under six years old with lead levels higher than the state average, according to recently released state public health data.

Expert Advice to Prevent and Remove Household Mold
You can procrastinate about some cleaning tasks, but when it comes to mold, it’s better to take care of it sooner rather than later.

5 Ways Poor Indoor Air Quality is Costing You
Indoor air pollution is anywhere from two to five times higher that is normally encountered out doors.

Prevention of Lead Poisoning
Lead is a highly toxic metal.

Major asbestos works about to take place at Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral is about to undergo major asbestos removal works, which will allow full maintenance access to its hardest to reach areas.

Question Of The Week: Wintertime Indoor Air Quality?
When your building heating system goes into steady operation during the cold weather months, do you also ensure humidity levels don't fall too low?

Real Christmas trees may trigger allergies for some
Mold can be found on food, plants and even in your home, but according to local doctors, it can also be spotted on Christmas trees.

Asbestos Taskforce changes its mind on Duffy garage and adds it to demolition list
The Asbestos Taskforce has done an about-turn and agreed to demolish a Duffy garage that the owners say was used to store Mr Fluffy asbestos in garbage bags.

Leaks and Mold Are Ruining the Disney Magic in Celebration, Florida
In November, 1996, Walt Disney Co. unveiled the nation’s first Disney-built theme town, an 11-square-mile enclave near the Magic Kingdom designed to be a modern-day suburban Utopia.

The Rise & Fall (and Legacy) of Asbestos Comic Book Villains
As a comic book fan and proud nerd, I’ve always believed the key to a great superhero is an even greater villain.

HomeWork: Protecting yourself from the dangers of lead-based paints

Q: We want to get renovations started on our pre-1978 home, but we’re worried about lead paint and whatnot. What do we need to know to stay safe?

This Is the Dirtiest Thing In Your Kitchen
A kitchen sponge could actually be as much as 200,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat

Fire heavily damages local salon Friday night
A natural gas grill is being blamed for a fire that heavily damaged a local beauty salon Friday night.

The rise of the basement: Top tips for a better space
With fewer homes for sale and good returns on the remodeling investment, more homeowners are reclaiming their lower levels and remodeling their basements.

Five things you should know about radon—a radioactive cancer-causing gas
New research from SFU health sciences professor Anne-Marie Nicol and CAREX Canada found Quebec to be the only province in the country with mandatory radon testing in schools.

Many People Still Ignore Dangers of Asbestos
Fifteen years ago, I stood in the middle of my living room, looked up at the offensive 1960s ceiling tiles and started crying with a vengeance.

5 Tips in Choosing Water Damage Service
To help you find the right company here are some tricks of the trade for choosing the right professional water damage restoration services.

Library staff works to control mold infestation
A sheet of plastic hangs across a section of Pelletier Library’s first floor, indicating that the section is closed.

Jackson County issues statement on settlement in courthouse asbestos case
A settlement has been reached in the class-action lawsuit brought by two former employees who were exposed to asbestos during Jackson County courthouse renovations more than 30 years ago.

23 Districts Now Reporting High Lead in Water
WESTERN NEW YORK -- A total of 23 school districts in Western New York have now reported elevated levels of lead in some of their water sources, according to a review of district websites across the region.

Classes Resume Tuesday at Bancroft Elementary
After routine air quality testing revealed elevated levels of microparticles at George Bancroft Elementary last Friday, the Scranton School District hired a professional service company

HUD proposes new lead-based paint rule to protect kids
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced a new proposed rule that would lower the threshold for responding to elevated blood lead levels in children under 6 years old living in HUD-assisted housing.

Adandoned Homes Move Toward Demolition Under New Process
Township officials say this house on South Beverly Drive is first on the list for demolition under a new set of steps establishing the home as a long-term abandonment.

Indoor radon: What you need to know about this deadly poison
You can’t see it, smell it or taste it, but radon gas could be in your home causing serious health problems for you and your family.

Southern Trust Home Services Offers Tips to Improve your Indoor Air Quality
Southern Trust Home Services, leading southern Virginia home services provider, offers alternatives to improve the quality of air in your home as cold weather moves in

16 Low-Cost Ways to Prepare Your Home for Winter
Heating costs can throw a wrench into your winter budget.

Garden: Should I apply one last lawn fertilizer treatment in the fall?
Questions and answers to the Fall check list for your yard

10 Uncommon Home Inspections to Consider Before Selling

Hiring these specialized inspectors can help reveal potential problems before you’re scrambling to close on your home sale.

Home Help: Top 5 secrets from professionals on home renovation
When asked what kind of upgrades homeowners would like to make in their home, most have a similar wish list that includes features like marble or granite counter tops, an open concept kitchen, a remodeled bathroom and a deck.

First day at Syracuse's Bellevue Elementary School pushed back after water pipe burst
The first day of school at Bellevue Elementary in Syracuse will have to wait -- until water damage is fixed.

Queen City Landing court ruling under review by opponents
The two groups that have challenged Buffalo’s approval for the Queen City Landing project on the city’s waterfront said they are reviewing their legal options, including an appeal after a State Supreme Court ruling on Sept. 14 allowed the development to move ahead.

Denied funding for lead paint removal endangers Syracuse community
On the windows and doors of older homes lurks a substance that can lead to intellectual disabilities, comas and death in high enough concentrations: lead.

Testing kits address issue of lead paint in Buffalo
With lead paint in homes a continuing health concern in Buffalo, the city has purchased more than 1,400 testing kits and is about to buy about 14,000 more.

Industrial waste site in Camillus eyed for inland cargo port
CSX railroad tracks near Airport Road in Camillus lead to an industrial waste bed that is being eyed for a proposed inland cargo port.

Jordan-Elbridge school district declares environmental 'emergency'
The Jordan-Elbridge School Board will spend $500,000 to clean up lead, asbestos and radon at three schools including Ramsdell Middle School.

Former DEC project manager pleads guilty to running contractor fraud scheme
A former Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) project manager pleaded guilty today to charges that he operated an elaborate contractor fraud scheme.

Queen City Landing asbestos removal to start for $60 million project
Preliminary asbestos removal within the former Freezer Queen property on Buffalo’s waterfront is expected to begin.

Lackawanna mother's home flooded
When a water main burst just down the street from her home Sunday, a Lackawanna's mother's home was flooded.

Environmental contamination impacts child's school performance
Study revels a link between the poor academic performance of primary school children and their level of exposure to environmental contaminants.

Gas Leak Causes Evacuation at Senior Home in Rochester, NY
Up to 150 residents in The Shire at Culverton Adult Home were evacuated Saturday afternoon. Firefighters say a gas leak caused the alert.

Parents Frustrated Over Future Of Contaminated School
Clark School in north Hartford was shut down in January 2015 after hazardous chemicals called PCBs were detected in the school's air.

Contractor pleads guilty after illegally removing asbestos
An Indianapolis contractor was sentenced to four months of house arrest and two years of probation after pleading guilty Monday in federal court to illegally removing asbestos.

Strengthening a culture of prevention to mitigate asbestos exposure
107,000 workers around the world will die every year of an asbestos-related disease and 125 million people across the world will be exposed to asbestos in the workplace

Substance found in Jefferson Hospital's ER being tested for mold
A small portion of Jefferson Hospital’s emergency room was closed off as scientists begin testing a substance found in the wall of the hospital.

Brush Fire Safety: Firefighters Tackle Flames with Special Tools
Spring has sprung in Central New York, but that also sparks a seasonal hazard.

How to resolve 5 common waterproofing issues in commercial buildings
Correct waterproofing is an important part of this promise given the damage that leaky walls and roofs can cause to the occupant’s business.

'Third wave' of asbestos disease upends lives
The fire-resistant mineral first had killed asbestos miners, millers and manufacturing workers.

Mold-Infested Prisons Sicken Guards & Prisoners
New York’s Rikers Island jail, Candie Hailey was locked in a solitary confinement cell ventilated by a mold-covered air duct. 

State’s New Mold Law Viewed as ‘A Little Crazy’

If you find that you have mold in your home and want it removed, you may be in for a surprise by the set of procedures.

New York State Assembly seeks to pass bill to reform lead testing in schools
 New York State senate passed a measure Thursday that protects children from potential lead poisoning found in the water at school buildings.

Tucker Printers of Henrietta Fined Over Waste Disposal
The company had been dumping industrial waste into its septic system for years

Worker Health Complaints Prompt Mold Study At City Hall
What appears to be mold is visible in several parts of the Searles Building that houses the City Hall offices

Genesee Seeks Demolition in Upgrade Plan
A building that's more than a century old may come down to make way for an ambitious upgrade and expansion project at the Genesee Brewery

Asbestos Stirs Concern Over Construction Plans
Removal of the cancer-causing material wasn’t included in initial plans for the school system’s revitalization

Tips for detecting and preventing mold in your house
When a sump pump fails or a pipe bursts, experts say homeowners typically can work to dry out household items themselves.

Battling Birds
A Q&A on pest birds and preventing their presence in food plants.

Water Leaks and Damage Most Common Maintenance Issue
Water damage is a common and major maintenance issue that can cost apartment buyers and owners thousands of dollars to repair

Is Your Home a Death Trap?

How Mold Affects Your Health and Your Home's Value

Cleaning Up After 1991 Ice Storm Wreaked Havoc on Rochester
Rochester was hit with a devastating ice storm 25 years ago, the largest natural disaster in recent memory.

5 Safe Methods to Properly Remove Mold
The IICRC S520 establishes the standard for microbial remediation, which lays out general work practices and methods.

Rochester's Housing Market is Hot
If you’re planning to sell your home, now is the time. If you’re trying to buy a home, you’ve got to act fast.

Poisoned by lead: Portraits that will haunt Flint parents
The parents of Flint, Mich., are the most recent and visible initiates into the world of lead poisoning, a lifelong and life-changing diagnosis.

Building Energy Saving Tips
Simple and effective ways to save energy in your home or office.

Housing at site of toxic plume?

A developer plans a subdivision on what was formerly a site of contamination.

'Zombie house' demolished in Irondequoit
The town demolished one of the 'zombie' properties which stood at 159 Mountcalm Drive.

PCBs in Caulk
EPA has learned that caulk containing potentially harmful polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) was used in many buildings, including schools

Take Caution When Bats Are Near
Several highly fatal diseases have been linked to bats.

5 Ways to Show Support During Asbestos Awareness Week
Late last week, the Senate passed Resolution 125 to designate the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week.

Abrasive Blasting for Mold Remediation
As more is understood about the health issues related to mold growth in interior environments, new methods for mold assessment and remediation are being put into practice.

High lead levels found in Penfield schools
Officials with the Penfield School District said they've found elevated lead levels in water samples from all six school buildings.

10 Things to Know About Finishing a Basement
Create a lower level with high style and function.

Many schools aren't tested for radon
Radon, an invisible killer, has gone undetected in more than half of New York's school buildings

Mom Couldn’t Figure Out Cause of Mystery Illness
One Georgia mother was shocked when she recently discovered the cause of her 4-year-old daughter’s mysterious illnesses that had been plaguing her for several months

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring Pros
As a homeowner, you should know the basics of finding a home improvement contractor remain constant.

Pet Odors Can Kill a Home Sale
Your beloved pets may provide a great deal of companionship and comfort, but they also bring along smells that home buyers are not going to find appealing.

How to Protect Your Family From Radon When Buying a Newly Built Home
If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon.

Traces of lead found in Brighton schools
Elevated levels of lead were found inside three Brighton school buildings.

Environmental Hazards on the Mind of Home Buyers
Homebuyers are increasingly considering environmental hazards that may exist on or near a property

Environmental Hazards: Know the Neighborhood
Today’s ultra health-conscious consumers want the assurance of safety and purity in the products they buy.

Environmental Testing Services Should be on Your Home Inspection Checklist
Most home inspectors lack the knowledge and certifications to test for toxic substances, homebuyers should schedule an environmental inspection

Protect your Home against melting Snow in Rochester NY
We may be overlooking the damage that melting snow can do as it leaves water, slush and mud to terrorize your home.

Avon property developer pleads guilty to exposing workers to asbestos
An Avon man pled guilty to violating the Clean Air Act asbestos work practice standards on Wednesday.

Radon is an unseen danger
Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, only behind tobacco smoke

Zika Virus
How is it transmitted and what are the risks?

The Surprising Truth about Mold
It's dangerous—but not in the way you think

Syracuse Study: Indoor Air Quality Impacts Work Production
Better indoor air quality can have a significant impact on production at work.

Tainted insulation a risk in older homes
Old-style insulation, tainted by asbestos, a risk in some homes, but fund can help with cleanup bills

Schumer pushes for funds to combat lead poisoning
To help combat the Rochester region's lead paint problem, Senator Schumer has proposed a federal tax credit to offset the cost of cleaning the toxin out of people's homes.

Fixing Dirt Crawlspaces: Liners or Poured Concrete
Over 25 million homes in the U.S. are built over exposed dirt crawlspaces.

Drying a Wet Basement
You may need an interior drain and sump pump to solve the problem

5 things you should do and 1 thing you should NOT do if your pipes freeze
Leaving a faucet open during freezing cold weather can help prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting -- which can lead to expensive home damage.

Lead Paint, Lead Toys, Lead Dietary Supplements
The lead pipes in Flint, Michigan, are a tiny part of a huge problem.

4th Patient Infected During Mold Outbreak at Hospital Dies
A fourth transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at a western Pennsylvania hospital has died, officials said Sunday.

Sensible Guide for Healthier School Renovations
This booklet provides school administrators, facility managers, staff and the school community with an overview of how to avoid key environmental health hazards.

BBB's Top 10 Scams for 2015
What was the number one scam reported to BBB's Scam Tracker in 2015? It was tax scams. Click on the photo to learn more about the others.

Dust Mite Allergy Information Overview
If you have allergies or asthma, a tiny creature living in your home could be making big problems for you. Although you can’t see them, you may be having an allergic reaction to them.

Acting Labor Commissioner Reminds NY of New Department of Labor Mold Program
New Law Governing Licensing and Training Goes Into Effect January 1st
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