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June 15th: Preparing Your Business for Full Capacity

Preparing Your Business to Reopen at Full Capacity   June 15 is right around the corner and businesses across California are preparing to reopen at full capacity. Unfortunately, because so many businesses have been operating well below capacity for so long, the potential for health hazards to enter your building has greatly increased. To ensure…
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Top 5 Hazards of Returning to Class

School is back in session! In California, schools are opening and students and teachers will return to campuses. While we are all eager to get kids back in the classroom, reoccupying these rooms after an extended period of closure requires some careful planning. With returning to campus come concerns by many parents, teachers and staff…
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The Moldy Truth

Mold growth is a more common issue in our homes and businesses than you may think. While mold spores are not usually visible to the human eye, patches of these spores congregate over time developing into what we see as mold. When hard, durable materials (e.g. metal, concrete, tile, or glass) are affected with mold,…
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Health Risks of Mold - A-Tech

Health Risks of Mold

Mold! It is in the environment and can both be useful, such as in composting, or making cheese, and can cause major damage and health risks in the built environment. Direct exposure to mold can lead to health risks, most of which are related to the upper respiratory system.  Per the Center for Disease Control…
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Insurance Claims: The Need for Speed

How Important is Customer Satisfaction and a Quick Response to You?  In the insurance industry, responsiveness and expeditious results are crucial when collecting environmental hazard data for asbestos, lead, mold, and bacteria testing reports. Knowing your environmental assessments will be on time and accurate is key to executing remedial activities and closing out a claim in a timely manner. A-Tech can provide rapid one-hour laboratory turnaround time on asbestos samples and results…
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Mold Exposure in Hospitals

Mold in the News … A recent article in the Seattle Times addressed a shocking concern: mold exposure at Seattle Children’s Hospital. The article explained that Aspergillus mold spores were found in operating rooms and had infected six patients since last year. After Aspergillus was initially detected, the hospital stepped up testing and immediately closed…
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The Side Effects of Mold

What is Mold? Mold is a type of fungi that can grow indoors/outdoors and can grow almost anywhere (i.e Drywall, Ceiling Tiles and Wood Products). Mold is most commonly found in food and damp building materials and can spread quickly (24 to 72 hours) as long as it has food & moisture.  Roof leaks and…
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