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November 29, 2019
Asbestos – The three options when addressing asbestos in building materials are: first, full blown removal; second, do nothing and leave it alone; and the third, in-place management. I’ve been involved with the asbestos industry for over 40 years. Started out being trained and certified as an Asbestos Supervisor, followed with being certified as a project designer for Asbestos and other hazardous materials. Later, I used all my experience...
November 19, 2019
Strong wind events, such as Nor'easter (sometimes also known as bomb cyclones), hurricanes, Santa Ana’s, typhoons and tornados, can all cause large scale damage in both the short and long term. Even the smallest holes can allow looming destruction to slip in and create devastation to surfaces they would otherwise be protecting. The best way to defend surfaces against damaging wind uplift is to make sure there are no gaps, holes, openings...
November 6, 2019
Make no mistake the ash that has been left behind from fires that burn through buildings and homes leave behind a toxic cocktail that can become airborne and travel great distances to harm anyone that comes into contact and breathes in the offending material. Don’t let others tell you this isn’t harmful. It’s not as if we don’t have any documented events of being told that similar conditions were safe when we now know better. The largest...
October 30, 2019
Wildfires cause such immediate damage destroying property and lives we sometimes overlook the fact that the destruction continues long after the fire is out. The ash and debris that lingers long after the fires have passed can be extremely toxic containing hazardous materials that can cause irreversible health damage from drifting airborne contaminants also known as particulate pollution. With wildfires raging out of control across the US...
October 22, 2019
Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan two weeks ago. It left some people homeless, others missing and destroyed homes. 5589 miles away in North Dakota, heavy snow and strong winds are affecting people and their properties. Will weatherproofing our homes and buildings make sure we’re safe despite the weather? Strengthening the First Line of Defense Protecting people inside a building is best done first by shielding the building’s exterior. The...
October 17, 2019
“No One is too small to make a difference.” This is the personal motto of the teen activist Greta Thunberg who is outspoken in demanding immediate action taking climate change seriously. Her message brings to mind the expression “out of the mouths of babes. I’ll add that no one, young or old should be allowed to unnecessarily damage our planet. Greta has become a figurehead for the growing worldwide movement to bring awareness to the...
September 24, 2019
One of the people I have great respect for is Mavis Nye, the founder of Mavis Nye Foundation. She does wonderful work with her foundation and speaking engagements. With boundless energy, she has a strong commitment to educate others on the dangers of asbestos exposure. She is also a tireless advocate for Mesothelioma patients and works with associated support groups. Mavis recently asked me, “Would GLOBAL Encasement, Inc.’s green coatings be...
August 30, 2019
   With August comes the hottest weather around the planet and this hot weather is increasing worldwide. In the USA alone more than a 150 million people were under extreme heat threat a-crossed 30 States. July statistics are now in and it is documented to be the hottest month on the planet ever put on record. The scientific community agrees and is continuing to warn that accelerated global warming contributing to the increased...
August 20, 2019
I’ve been having many discussions about the recent wildfires in California and how they pose environmental concerns after the initial threat has passed. The fallout from wildfires is immediate although much of the trouble continues when clean up starts. The cleanup can cause a whole set of concerns that can be dealt with using some simple solutions. The devastating fires left whole neighborhoods covered in debris and ash. This toxic...
August 1, 2019
Flood waters, hurricanes, earthquakes, tropical storms, rising rivers, tsunamis, typhoons, tornados and wild fires can all leave toxic materials behind that can be harmful when they become airborne. I’ve had calls with concerns about the exposure from residual contamination and the Inhalation of non-biological, solid contaminants after disasters and how they can be contained and controlled. Very often there are many hazardous materials...