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Is Your Child Coloring with Asbestos?

Asbestos in Children’s Toys Is Your Child Coloring with Asbestos? According to a recent article by Brian Bienkowski with Environmental Health news, some children’s crayons and play, crime lab kits contain cancer-causing, lung damaging asbestos fibers.  A report, commissioned by the environmental nonprofit Environmental Working Group Action

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Climate Change in Pictures

Climate Change in Pictures Is a picture worth a thousand words?  NASA has developed 4 visualizations of some of the Earth’s key climate change indicators and how they have changed and are continuing to change.  Proving a picture is worth a thousand words.  These include: Sea Ice

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Surviving an EPA Wastewater Inspection

Surviving an Ohio EPA Wastewater Inspection There are several different types of wastewater inspections that involve: Compliance Evaluation Inspections (a non-sampling inspection verifying permittee’s compliance with applicable permit self-monitoring requirements, effluent limits and compliance schedules) Reconnaissance Inspections (a brief visual inspection of the permittee’s treatment facility, effluents,

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Surviving an EPA Inspection – Part I

Surviving an Ohio EPA Inspection – Part 1 The General EPA Inspection Process by: Amy Wyatt  When companies or businesses hear the phrase “EPA Inspection”, many tend to panic.  It can be intimidating to have an inspector come in and pour through your files and scrutinize your

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LEED Rating System & Indoor Air Quality

LEED Rating System & Indoor Air Quality A report from Environment & Human Health, Inc (EHHI) of the US argues that the USGBC’s LEED rating system favors energy efficiency over indoor environmental quality. “There is an urgent need to include human health in the definition of what

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