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Coronavirus cases hit 142 in NYS, up 35% in 1 day, Gov. Cuomo unveils state hand sanitizer

Newest Deepening Concern: CORONAVIRUS in Upstate New York
The Coronavirus also known as COVID-19 is a disturbing global development. Coronaviruses are a massive family of viruses.

Should I Be Worried About Asbestos Exposure?
Many buildings made before 1980 have a higher risk of asbestos. It is important to contact an asbestos abatement professional to remove the material safely!

How to Remove Bathroom Mildew Smells
Learn how you can get rid of that mildew misery and restore your bathroom to its former scent in no time.

Your Health Includes Addressing Radon, Lead, and Mold
Check out some of the different issues that could appear in your home and how to avoid them to keep yourself healthy.

Clear the Air to Cut Risks of Indoor Pollution
We should be taking extra care to reduce harmful toxin levels in our homes. Pre-schoolers, pregnant women, the disabled and the elderly may be especially vulnerable to the effects of pollution and poor ventilation.

Fix Foundation Heave Caused by Wet, Expanding Soil
Foundation heave is the uplift of the foundation caused by wet, expanding soil beneath a slab floor. This uplift occurs when it is dry outside your foundation and wet underneath it.

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
A large amount of pollution resides inside our Binghamton, N.Y. homes. A mix of outside pollution and contaminants from our household pose a danger to our health. Learn how to improve indoor air quality in five easy ways.

Asbestos in Homes
Of the people who suffer from work-related cancer, half of them are caused by asbestos. Since the 1980s asbestos was used a lot as an insulation material.

7 Causes of Attic Mold
It is a good practice to conduct regular checks in your attic to prevent attic mold from forming.

How Radon Causes Lung Cancer
Radon gas is the most potent carcinogen in your home

Cold Weather Highlights Importance of Indoor Air Quality
Most people think of air quality as the outdoor smog, haze, even pollen, but when the air temperature drops, indoor air quality is more important.

Watch For Warning Signs Of Foundation Issues
It’s essential to be aware of the signs of foundation issues. They are just a symptom of a trouble source that needs to be taken care of with the help of a qualified building inspector.

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.

How To Test For And Remove Radon Gas
Whether you’ve been in your home for years or are just about to close on a new home, it’s important to have it tested for radon.

Lead Poisoning in U.S. Children Remains a Problem
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
If you suspect you have mold in your home, look out for these seven telltale signs.

NY's Southern Tier Has Dangerously High Radon Levels
In New York alone, 900 to 1,000 people die of radon-induced lung cancer every year, according to the EPA

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.

Considerations When Building a Healthy Home
How to avoid the "sick house syndrome" from poor indoor air quality.

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.

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
No level of lead in the blood has been found to be safe in children and even small amounts can affect children’s ability to learn, concentrate and achieve academically.

Question Of The Week: Wintertime Indoor Air Quality?
Indoor air humidity levels can have a dramatic effect on the movement and lifespan of bacteria and cold and flu viruses.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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