Air Pollution Can Cause Alzheimer’s Dementia

Air Pollution Can Cause Alzheimer’s Dementia One of the defining moments of adulthood is when it comes time to take care of a sick or aging parent. It is truly a difficult moment. There is often conflict between loved ones, a constant questioning of one’s actions, and no shortage of stress over the cost of long

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Lead-Safe Certification for Philadelphia Landlords What is a Lead Safe Certificate? Lead-Safe Certification for Philadelphia Landlords What is a Lead Safe Certificate? If you own or manage rental properties in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a lead safe certificate is something you need to know about. New laws in this area state that you must have all properties inspected for lead paint before you rent them to families with children, aged 6 and under. How to Obtain a Lead Safe Certificate To get a lead safe certificate for your property, you will need to hire a lead paint inspection company, such as Batta Environmental, to inspect and test your property. This inspection is valid for a period of 24 months. Lead paint inspections can be scheduled quickly. Contact Us Now! The inspection company will use special equipment to read lead levels in the walls of the property. Even if lead paint has several layers of other paint over it, the equipment can still read it. If no lead is found, a lead-free certificate will be issued. However, if lead is found, the company will stop scanning the property and begin to test for lead in the dust around the home. Treated wipes will be used to wipe the walls, floors, doors, window sills and anywhere else that dust may be gathering. These wipes are then sent to a lab for testing to determine if lead is present in the dust. If no lead is found in the dust, the property can be declared lead-safe. If lead paint is found in the home, but no lead is found in the dust, it will still be certified as lead safe, but anyone thinking about renting or who works on the property should be warned of possible contamination if the paint is disturbed, such as by driving a nail to hang a picture. What you Need to do with the Lead Safe Certificate Once you have obtained your lead safe certificate, you will need to present it to your tenant, along with the supporting documentation. After your tenant signs the paperwork, you need to send or fax a copy to the Philadelphia Department of Health. You are also required to provide them with all materials that are specified in the Landlord’s Guide to the Philadelphia Lead Disclosure and Certification Law. Get a quote and schedule your certified lead paint inspection today. CLICK HERE. If you own or manage rental properties in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a lead safe certificate is something you need to know about. Laws in this area state that you must have all properties inspected for lead paint before you rent them to families with children, aged 6 and under. How to Obtain a Lead Safe Certificate To get a lead safe certificate for your property, you will need to hire a lead paint inspection company, such as Batta Environmental, to inspect and test your property. This inspection is valid for a period of 24 months. Lead paint inspections can be scheduled quickly. Call us now! 1 (800) 862-2882 The inspection company will use special equipment to read lead levels in the walls of the property. Even if lead paint has several layers of other paint over it, the equipment can still read it. If no lead is found, a lead-free certificate will be issued. However, if lead is found, the company will stop scanning the property and begin to test for lead in the dust around the home. Treated wipes will be used to wipe the walls, floors, doors, window sills and anywhere else that dust may be gathering. These wipes are then sent to a lab for testing to determine if lead is present in the dust. If no lead is found in the dust, the property can be declared lead-safe. If lead paint is found in the home, but no lead is found in the dust, it will still be certified as lead safe, but anyone thinking about renting or who works on the property should be warned of possible contamination if the paint is disturbed, such as by driving a nail to hang a picture. What you Need to do with the Lead Safe Certificate Once you have obtained your lead safe certificate, you will need to present it to your tenant, along with the supporting documentation. After your tenant signs the paperwork, you need to send or fax a copy to the Philadelphia Department of Health. You are also required to provide them with all materials that are specified in the Landlord’s Guide to the Philadelphia Lead Disclosure and Certification Law. Get a quote and schedule your certified lead paint inspection today. CLICK HERE.

Lead-Safe Certification for Philadelphia Landlords   What is a Lead Safe Certificate? If you own or manage rental properties in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a lead safe certificate is something you need to know about.  Laws in this area state that you must have all properties inspected for lead paint before you rent them to families with

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Happy Earth Day 2019

Earth Day Tips Here are simple and easy tips to help you go green, protect the earth and make every day Earth Day.   Plant a tree. Join a local park, river or beach clean-up. Use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic cleaning products. Replace inefficient incandescent light bulbs with efficient CFLs or LEDs. Reduce your carbon footprint by

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An Infection Reduction Strategy Worth Hearing About The Harvard University School of Medicine has determined that air pollution and childhood ear infections are very highly correlated. The argument was presented in a paper titled Air Quality Improvements and the Prevalence of Frequent Ear Infections in Children (Bhattacharyya et. al), which was published in the journal Otolaryngology –

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New Law Combats Lead Pipe Service Lines in Washington, D.C. Recently, Washington D.C. passed a new law concerning lead service lines on residential properties. The new law requires property owners to disclose the presence of lead service lines to prospective homeowners and renters. The law also codifies financial support for homeowners who received partial lead service line

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Eggs are high in nutritional value and are the primary ingredient in a number of easily prepared meals. They are also plentiful and economical. Most of the eggs we consume come from hens in laying houses. Modern technology has made this a rapid and efficient process. Laying hens are kept in cages arranged in rows

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Delaware Announces New Lead Paint Rules for 2019 The state of Delaware announced the expected arrival of new rules on outdoor lead paint removal. Delaware contractors can expect stricter regulations on demolitions, renovations, and other projects that disturb structures containing lead paint. The new rules come after several calls from Delaware residents for stronger regulations on outdoor

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Can I Use My Lead Renovator (RRP) Certification to Work in Another State? Since the EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule was passed in 2010, the EPA has granted several states permission to run their own lead-safe renovation program in lieu of the EPA’s federal program. These EPA-Authorized state programs are either equal to or

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