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Coronavirus in New York: Data Center

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.

Asbestos Kills Nearly 40,000 Americans a Year
Asbestos takes the lives of nearly 40,000 Americans per year, and thousands more face a lifetime of pain and suffering.

Use Dehumidifiers on Water Damage Restoration Projects
Residential dehumidifiers are a must especially if your home has been compromised during a flood.

How To Cool Down Without Blasting AC
As summer starts to sizzle and temperatures continue to rise, our homes can offer little refuge

Construction After 1978 Isn't Completely Safe from Lead Paint
Households and home buyers with structures built on or shortly after 1978 may also need to consider their properties at risk for lead.

Syracuse Hazardous Waste & Tax Delinquent Property
Three decades after it was declared a hazardous waste site, the former Winkelman building on the East Side of Syracuse still stands.

Minimize Risk From Lead Paint When Remodeling
Interior paint with lead poses the greatest risk, but don't forget about the exterior paint on your home.

Easy Steps to Create a Healthier Home

7 Signs You Might Have Toxic Mold
Since mold isn't always visible or easy to spot, it's important to know what to look out for so you can take care of any issues if you have some.

Buying A Home With An Elevated Radon Level
After a seller has said yes to your offer, you’ll need to complete a home inspection, which often includes a radon test.

10 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is important to keep you and your family healthy. Here are some way to improve your indoor air quality. 

5 Signs You Need A Dehumidifier
Overly damp, humid air in your home isn't just uncomfortable, it's unhealthy and, if left unaddressed, can cause damage to your home.

5 Signs the House You’re Buying Is a Money Pit
Many homes seem well-maintained but are hiding bigger problems

7 Important Inspections for Commercial Properties
The first time you invest in commercial real estate, you’re likely to fall in love.

How to protect your child from lead poisoning
If your home was built before 1978, talk with your local health department about getting your home tested for lead.

Tips to Keep Winter Mold Out & How Homeowners Insurance Can Cover Damages
When mold spreads in your home, it can be both a health hazard and a financial strain.

Before a home improvement project, asbestos testing may be required
When Northeast Portlander Andrea Damewood decided to remodel the bathroom in her home, she began to take all the necessary steps to ensure a successful home improvement project.

Poor Indoor Air Quality Linked To Low Worker Productivity
As companies seek to improve their bottom line, many examine worker productivity as a means of cutting costs and boosting revenue.

Beware of Radon, the uninvited guest in our homes
With cool fall weather upon us, our thoughts turn to closing up the house tight for the winter.

Secure and Prepare Your Home, Exterior, and Personal Property
Fierce winter storms can cause havoc. But there is no reason they should completely overturn your life and endanger your well-being.

Find Out if You Have a Radon Problem
Radon is a naturally-occuring radioactive gas, a breakdown product of uranium, which is found in rock and soil everywhere. Since it is colourless and odourless, you cannot know if it's there without testing.

Allegany Co. committee moves toward Tronetti House demolition
Allegany County lawmakers moved Wednesday toward removing valuable woodwork from the former Tronetti House in preparation for demolition.

6 Things Home Sellers Are Legally Required To Disclose
It’s a question that plagues many residential sales: As a seller, what do you — and don’t you — need to tell the buyer about your home?

The Green Scale
In sizing up a prospective house, more and more homebuyers are asking themselves how the property rates on the green scale.

Syracuse called slow, costly and poor performer when bypassed for $3M lead removal grant
Syracuse's application for a $2.9 million federal grant to restart its program to remove lead paint from city homes was rejected because of the program's poor performance, high costs and slow lab testing, according to a city official.

12 Home Repairs That Are Way Too Risky to Put Off
Nobody ever cheers at the thought of tackling home repairs. They’re annoying, costly, time-sucking endeavors.

IG Says Base Housing Is Just As Bad As You Thought
Service members and their families are exposed to health and safety hazards at base housing worldwide that could be alleviated by inspections and better maintenance

County authorizes mold remediation at nutrition kitchen
Essex County lawmakers authorized up to $25,000 for the purchase of a new cooler, and up to $20,000 to remediate mold issues at the senior meal nutrition kitchen.

Poorly installed bath fan vents can cause serious problems
I'm a do-it-yourselfer, and I'm going to remodel a bathroom. I don't like our current exhaust bath fan and am going to install a new one.

Church arson investigation going strong, despite lack of answers
When Clark County Fire Marshal Jon Dunaway thinks about the arsonist —  or arsonists — who damaged three local church buildings this past spring, he is met with mostly questions.

Ask Angie: The cost of filling in an in-ground swimming pool
Dear Angie: We want to get rid of our in-ground pool. What's involved?

Cleanup set to begin at abandoned, asbestos-ridden Barwick Mills site
The cleanup and demolition process at the site of an abandoned, asbestos-ridden mill in North Georgia is expected to begin within a month.

Asbestos work on Oneida County Office Building resumes
On-going asbestos abatement project at Oneida County office building has led to nearly 20 years of shuffling departments and floors.

Black mold takes hold at Brockton Public Library
An outbreak of black mold is costing the Brockton Public Library, and workers have expressed concerns about the health threat posed by the spores

Tab for school mold problem may exceed $383,000
The Vigo County School Corp. is asking for an emergency allocation of $383,964 from the capital projects fund for mold remediation at West Vigo High School.

Is Your Home a Death Trap? What You Need to Know About Radon in Your Home
Real estate is all about location, location, location – and in more ways than one.

East Pennsboro Area High School to reopen Wednesday after mold remediation
CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. – Students at East Pennsboro Area High School will be back in class on Wednesday.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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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