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What Happened to the $1.15B Lead Paint Lawsuit in Santa Clara?

Holding Lead Paint Manufacturers Accountable for Selling and Marketing a Product that Poisons Thousands of California Children Each Year(County of Santa Clara, et al. v. Atlantic Richfield, et al.)

You would think that with a name like that this would be a strong lawsuit.

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Take Your Own Mold Samples

Taking a tape lift mold sample is a quick, inexpensive, reliable way to determine if you have a mold problem.

Mold Laws for Landlords

There have been a lot of recent changes in laws that govern landlord-tenant relationships in San Francisco. One of the most notable is SB 655.


Who Can Test for Asbestos?

Who can test for asbestos is complicated because of the laws and the need to identify all asbestos containing building materials present.

Lead-based Paint & Children

Your child’s doctor has notified you that your child has elevated blood lead levels. The blood test will trigger a notice from the building department


Dust Exposure and Me

The building next door is being remodeled and your living areas are full of construction dust.

Bay Area Lead Limits

The building next door is being remodeled and your living areas are full of construction dust.

How Many Asbestos Bulk Samples are Needed?

Asbestos was used as insulation and to strengthen other building materials. Building materials, like popcorn ceiling texture, were usually mixed onsite and applied, typically at one time in one location, but not always.

So, the standard for asbestos bulk sampling of Presumed Asbestos Materials is a minimum of 3, 5 or 7 bulk samples per material.

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Airborne Particulates and Why They Matter

Particles are separated into repairable and non repairable groupes. Non-repairable means it’s so small it gets stuck in your lungs.

Get the Best Performance From Your HEPA

There are lots and lots of personal air purifiers for sale out there. So, make a great buying decision by using a little knowledge.

It is not beneficial to add ozone to your indoor air. Ozone is a reactive and unstable molecule that may disrupt airborne bacteria. That’s why some believe it should be added to air purifiers.

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How to Keep Your Apartment Healthy

Mold growth is always caused from too much water or humidity inside a living space.

Reasons for high humidity:

  • water leaks
  • no or low performing exhaust fans
  • single paned or broken windows
  • no insulation in perimeter walls 

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