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How to Safely Recover Vitamin Powders?

by root / 28 Sep, 2016

A vitamin is an organic compound and a vital nutrient that an organism requires in limited amounts.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Toxic & Nuisance Dust?

by root / 28 Sep, 2016

What are the Hazards of Toxic / Nuisance Dusts?

Dusts with less than 1 percent quartz are considered inert, or “nuisance dusts”.

How to Safely Recover Toxic Material in Renovations?

by root / 28 Sep, 2016

Particulate material such as dusts and fibers are likely to be produced during construction and renovation activities.

How to Safely Remediate Toxic Dust?

by root / 28 Sep, 2016

The Remediation process involves various stages to ensure the safe removal and disposal of the toxic materials.  Whether it is lead, mold or asbestos, these hazardous materials may be present in your facility.

How to Safely Recover Propellants?

by root / 28 Sep, 2016

A propellant is a chemical substance used in the production of energy or pressurized gas that is subsequently used to create movement of a fluid or to generate propulsion of a vehicle, projectile, or other object.

How to Safely Recover Nickel Metal Dust?

by root / 28 Sep, 2016

Nickel is silvery-white, hard, malleable, and ductile metal. It is of the iron group and it takes on a high polish. It is a fairly good conductor of heat and electricity. In its familiar compounds nickel is bivalent, although it assumes other valences.

How to Safely Recover Mineral Substances?

by root / 28 Sep, 2016

Minerals play a major role in our economy, industry, and health.  A mineral is a naturally occurring chemical compound.  Most often, they are crystalline and abiogenic in origin.

How to Safely Recover Manganese Dust?

by root / 28 Sep, 2016

Manganese is an element often found in minerals in combination with iron. Manganese is a metal with important industrial metal alloy uses, particularly in stainless steels.

How to Safely Recover Hydrocarbons?

by root / 28 Sep, 2016

In nature, hydrocarbons are found in crude oil. This is because the decomposed organic matter contains a lot of carbon and hydrogen in it. Hydrocarbons can be gases (e.g. methane and propane), liquids (e.g. hexane and benzene), waxes or low melting solids (e.g.

How to Safely Recover Herb Dust?

by root / 27 Sep, 2016

Herbs are any plants used for food, flavoring, medicine, or fragrances for their savory or aromatic properties.

How to Safely Recover Herbicide, Insecticide and Pesticide Chemicals?

by root / 27 Sep, 2016

Pesticides are chemicals that may be used to kill fungus, bacteria, insects, plant diseases, snails, slugs, or weeds among others. These chemicals can work by ingestion or by touch and death may occur immediately or over a long period of time.

How to Safely Recover Toxic Dust in Foundries?

by root / 27 Sep, 2016

What are the Hazards of working in Foundries?

Major Foundry health risks encountered by people working in foundries are the exposure to a number of harmful substances. 

Harmful substances can include:

How to Safely Recover Toxic & Combustible Dust?

by root / 27 Sep, 2016

Explosives are materials that produce violent chemical or nuclear reactions. These reactions generate large amounts of heat and gas in a fraction of a second. Shock waves produced by rapidly expanded gases are responsible for much of the destruction seen following an explosion.

How to Safely Recover Copper Dust?

by root / 27 Sep, 2016

Copper is a soft, malleable and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. A freshly exposed surface of pure copper has a reddish-orange color.

How to Safely Recover Brass Toxic Dust?

by root / 27 Sep, 2016

How to Safely Recover Brass Dust?

Brass is a metal alloy made of copper and zinc; the proportions of zinc and copper can be varied to create a range of brasses with varying properties.

How to Safely Recover Alloy Metal Dust?

by root / 26 Sep, 2016

An Alloy is a mixture of metals or a mixture of a metal and another element. Alloys are defined by a metallic bonding character.  An alloy may be a solid solution of metal elements or a mixture of metallic phases.

How to Safely Recover Alcohols?

by root / 26 Sep, 2016

An alcohol is often called with the name of the corresponding alkyl group followed by the word "alcohol", e.g., methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol or Propyl alcohol.

How to Safely Recover Acids & Corrosive Liquids?

by root / 26 Sep, 2016

Acids and bases are chemicals that are dangerous to human tissue. They may cause chemical burns, respiratory distress and fire hazards. The safety hazards are more serious when working with concentrated forms of acids and bases, but injuries can occur even with dilute solutions.

Manufacturing

by root / 02 Jul, 2016

The laboratory environment can be a hazardous place to work. Laboratory workers are exposed to numerous potential hazards including chemical, biological, physical and radioactive hazards, as well as, musculoskeletal stresses.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Zirconium Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Zirconium is a very strong, malleable, ductile, lustrous silver-gray metal. Its chemical and physical properties are similar to those of titanium. Zirconium is extremely resistant to heat and corrosion. Zirconium is lighter than steel and its hardness is similar to copper.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Zinc Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Zinc is used principally for galvanizing iron, more than 50% of metallic zinc goes into galvanizing steel, but is also important in the preparation of certain alloys. It is used for the negative plates in some electric batteries and for roofing and gutters in building construction.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Wood Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Wood dust becomes a potential health problem when wood particles from processes such as sanding and cutting become airborne. Breathing these particles may cause allergic respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, and cancer.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Whey Powders?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Whey protein is a mixture of globular proteins isolated from whey, the liquid material created as a by-product of cheese production.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Wheat Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Wheat is a cereal grain, cultivated worldwide. In 2013, world production of wheat was 713 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after maize (1,016 million tons) and rice (745 million tons).

How to Safely Recover Vinyl Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Vinyl, more correctly but unusually poly (vinyl chloride), commonly abbreviated PVC, is the third-most widely produced synthetic plastic polymer, after polyethylene and polypropylene.

How to Safely Recover Toxic Liquids?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Toxic Liquids are substances that may cause serious harm to an individual if it enters the body.  These substances pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and reactivity).

How to Safely Recover Combustible Tobacco Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Workers in the tobacco industry are exposed to tobacco dust, which has allergenic and irrigative effects on airways.

Many industrial processes produce airborne contaminants and their most common route of

How to Safely Recover Combustible Titanium Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Titanium is an odorless, silvery solid or a dark gray powder. It is used in alloys, in aircraft, missiles, and atomic reactors. The powder form is used in pyrotechnics and in making welding rods, electrodes, surgical appliances and lamp filament.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Tea Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Workers in the tea industry are exposed to tea dust, which has allergenic and irrigative effects on airways.

Many industrial processes produce airborne contaminants and their most common route of

How to Safely Recover Combustible Tantalum Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Tantalum is a shiny, silvery metal which is soft when is pure. It is almost immune to chemical attack at temperatures below 150 C. Tantalum is virtually resistant to corrosion due to an oxide film on its surface.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Sulfur Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Sulfur is a chemical element that is non-metallic. It has a pale yellow color and has no odor. Sulfur in gaseous form combines with oxygen to form sulfur oxide. Sulfur is used to make fertilizer and various types of disinfectant. It is also used in medical laboratories to test skin disease.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Sugar Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

When most people think of controlling dust in the workplace, they think of taking steps to avoid inhaling dusts to prevent health problems. However, the accumulation of combustible dusts in the workplace can lead to far greater consequences.

How to Safely Recover Steel Shot Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Steel shot blasting is the most widely used process for cleaning, stripping and improving a metal surface. The grade or size of steel shot will determine the ultimate finish achieved on the surface of the metal.

How to Safely Recover Asbestos & Metal Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Steel Factory workers employ two basic manufacturing processes: the Electric Arc Furnaces process and the Basic Oxygen Furnace process. The Electric Arc process produces hot-rolled shapes, including wide-flange sections, angles and channels.

How to Safely Recover Starch Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Starch is a carbohydrate consisting of a large number of glucose units joined by glycosidic bonds. This polysaccharide is produced by most green plants as an energy store.

How to Safely Recover Spores?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

A spore is a cell that certain fungi, plants (moss, ferns), and bacteria produce. Spores are involved in reproduction.

How to Safely Recover Spice Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Spices have always been the most sought-after ingredients to enhance the flavour of food. Spices are derived from taxonomically different plant species and harbour allergenic potency which can induce a wide spectrum of symptoms, ranging from mild local to severe systemic reactions. 

How to Safely Recover Solvents?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Millions of workers are exposed to solvents on a daily basis. Health hazards associated with solvent exposure include toxicity to the nervous system, reproductive damage, liver and kidney damage, respiratory impairment, cancer, and dermatitis.

How to Safely Recover Silica Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Crystalline silica is an important industrial material found abundantly in the earth’s crust. It is a mineral that occurs in several forms. Quartz, the most common form, is a component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar.

How to Safely Recover Toxic Substances Shipyards & Dockyards?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Shipbuilding and ship repair includes the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of ships.

How to Safely Recover Metal Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Employees in facilities that recycle scrap are exposed to a range of safety hazards associated with material handling methods, hazards associated with the metals themselves (as dust or fumes), and with the hazardous substances used to process or recover these metals.

How to Safely Recover Toxic Dust in Sanding & Grinding?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Companies involved in sanding, grinding, cutting, drilling, polishing, and buffing with the use of power tools have to deal with the buildup of significant amounts of airborne dust.

How to Safely Recover Toxic Dust in Sandblasting?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Abrasive blasting with sands containing crystalline silica can cause serious or fatal respiratory disease.

How to Safely Recover Rubber Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Excess deaths from bladder, stomach, lung, hematopoietic, and other cancers have occurred among workers involved in the manufacture of rubber products.

How to Safely Recover Toxic Dust from Recycling Plants?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

While recycling is good for the environment, it can be dangerous for workers. Certain materials that are recycled or reused, such electronics, scrap metal, batteries, and used oil and other chemicals, have materials that directly pose hazards to workers.

How to Safely Recover Explosive Material?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Pyrotechnics include many devices to launch, detonate, or initiate an explosive material.

How to Safely Recover Fossil Fuels?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

A power plant is an industrial facility for the generation of electric power. Most power plants contain one or more generators, a rotating machine that converts mechanical power into electrical power.

How to Safely Recover Hazardous Chemicals?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Powder coating is a process by which electrostatically charged powder is applied onto an earthed object.

How to Safely Recover Potent Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Compounding facilities specialize in preparing custom ordered medications prescribed for patients by a licensed physician.  Although the intent of compounding medications is to benefit patients therapeutically, the ingredients used in these medications may present occupational hazards to the work

How to Safely Recover Hazardous Medications?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Although the intent of compounding medications is to benefit patients therapeutically, the ingredients used in these medications may present occupational hazards to the workers compounding them.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Paper Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Manufacturers of books, newspapers, magazines, paper and cardboard as well as shredding and recycling facilities all have to deal with hazardous dust by-products in their production.

How to Safely Recover Nutraceutical Powders?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Nutraceutical powders are used to produce the types of consumer products that one would see in a typical health food store: protein powders, shakes, and various types of pressed vitamin tablets.

How to Safely Recover Subatomic Particles?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

The principal risks associated with nuclear power arise from health effects of radiation.

How to Safely Recover Toxic Agents?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Molds are fungi that are found everywhere – both indoors and outdoors all year round. The terms fungi and mold are often used interchangeably, but mold is actually a type of fungi.

How to Safely Recover Metal working Fluids?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Metalworking fluid (MWF) is the name given to a range of oils and other liquids that are used to cool and/or lubricate metal workpieces when they are being machined, ground, milled, etc.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Metal Dust?

by root / 27 Jun, 2016

Metal is a broad term used to describe an incredible array of different materials. Clearly, metal dust can contribute to a number of health risks, and it is imperative that your business adopts the appropriate safety precaution required to keep dust levels down to a minimum.

How to Safely Recover Mercury?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Toxic metals, including "heavy metals," are individual metals and metal compounds that negatively affect people's health. Some toxic, semi-metallic elements, including arsenic and selenium, are discussed in this page. In very small amounts, many of these metals are necessary to support life.

How to Safely Recover Melamine Resin?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Melamine is an organic base commercially synthesized from urea with an intermediate step producing cyanic acid. The reaction also results in the formation of other by-products, including cyanuric acid, ammeline, and ammelide.

How to Safely Recover Malt Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Malt is germinated cereal grains that have been dried in a process known as "malting".

How to Safely Recover Combustible Magnesium Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Magnesium is a chemical element with symbol Mg .

How to Safely Recover Grinding Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

A machine shop is a room, building, or company where machining is done. In a machine shop, machinists use machine tools and cutting tools to make parts, usually of metal or plastic, but sometimes of other materials such as glass or wood.

How to Safely Recover Lead Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Toxic metals, including "heavy metals," are individual metals and metal compounds that negatively affect people's health. Some toxic, semi-metallic elements, including arsenic and selenium, are discussed in this page. In very small amounts, many of these metals are necessary to support life.

How to Safely Recover Lactose Sugar Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Lactose is a disaccharide sugar derived from galactose and glucose that is found in milk. Lactose makes up around 2–8% of milk, although the amount varies among species and individuals, and milk with a reduced amount of lactose also exists.   It is extracted from sweet or sour whey.

How to Safely Recover Hazardous Chemicals?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

The institutional and industrial cleaning industry provides essential products and services that are used to clean and maintain a healthy indoor environment for commercial establishments of all sizes and types, including schools, hospitals, day care centers, food service operations, office comple

How to Safely Recover Iron Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Carbonyl Iron is a highly pure (97.5% for grade S, 99.5+% for grade R) iron, prepared by chemical decomposition of purified iron pentacarbonyl. It usually has the appearance of grey powder, composed of spherical micro particles. Most of the impurities are carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen.

How to Safely Recover Dust form Insulation & Vermiculite?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mica-like mineral that has the unusual property of expanding into worm-like accordion shaped pieces when heated.

How to Safely Recover Toxic Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Much of the concern with respect to health impacts will hinge on air emissions. Given uncertainties about the exact effects of many chemicals, and the undisputed toxic nature of many of the substances released, it is not possible to say that emission levels are safe.

How to Safely Recover Gun Powder?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Gunpowder, also known as black powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive. It is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate (saltpeter).

How to Safely Recover Grain Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Grain dust often contains a variety of material that can damage a person's lungs. Grain dust is a complex mixture of organic material, consisting of husk particles, cellulose, and starch granules.

How to Safely Recover Broken Glass & Lamps?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Broken glass and other sharps are physical hazards. Glass contains silica, an element found in sand.   Broken glass also has the potential to be a health hazard if it is contaminated with toxic chemicals, blood, or infectious substances which may enter the body through a cut or puncture.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Fuel?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

During fuelling operations, air and fuel vapour are displaced from the aircraft fuel tanks. This potentially explosive mixture is expelled via tank vents and the fill point.   Combining fuel vapour and air (oxygen) forms an explosive mixture comparable to an equivalent mass of dynamite.

How to Safely Recover Flour Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Flour is the term used for the powdery substance resulting from the grinding, milling or pulverizing of grains, seeds, roots or other edible materials. Wheat, rye, oats, rice, corn, taro root, and cassava are some examples of grains and roots that are ground into flour, primarily for baking.

How to Safely Recover Toxic & Combustible Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Indoor firing ranges are popular among law enforcement and recreational shooters because they offer protection from inclement weather conditions and can be operated around the clock under controlled environmental conditions.

How to Safely Recover Ethanol?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

As demand for low-carbon impact, domestically sourced fuels has increased, biofuels have become a fast-growing part of the energy sector. Biofuels are produced from renewable resources, such as grains, plant biomass, vegetable oils, and treated municipal and industrial wastes.

How to Safely Recover Polymer Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Epoxy resins, also known as polyepoxides, are a class of reactive prepolymers and polymers which contain epoxide groups.

How to Recover Dust in highly sensitive environments?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Health hazards in the Electronics is an issue in occupational hygiene due to the chemical hazard encountered. Health manifestations due to low level exposure to toxins may take decades to surface.

How to Safely Recover Hazardous Medications?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Worker exposure to drugs has been identified by OSHA as a problem of increasing health concern.

How to Safely Recover Hazardous Debris?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

The potential for widespread toxic exposures and threats to public health and the environment exists in the aftermath of major disasters.

The health effects of hazardous substances releases following earthquakes, floods, and wildfires are well-documented.

How to Safely Recover Cotton & Wool Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Cotton and Wool dust is often present in the air during Cotton and Wool handling and processing.

How to Safely Recover Corn Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Corn is a grain dust that often contains a variety of material that can damage a person's lungs. Grain dust is a complex mixture of organic material, consisting of husk particles, cellulose, and starch granules.

How to Safely Recover Coolant?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

A coolant is a fluid which flows through or around a device to prevent it’s overheating, transferring the heat produced by the device to other devices that use or dissipate it.

How to Safely Recover Contaminated Products?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Companies whether they are involved in manufacturing, retailing, wholesaling, exporting or distributing of products are vulnerable to product contamination.

How to Safely Recover Concrete & Cement Dust?

by root / 26 Jun, 2016

Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials in the world. Safety issues exist in all phases of concrete production, including the manufacture of Portland cement and pre-cast concrete products, as well as during the use of concrete in construction.

How to Safely Recover Combustible Dust?

by root / 25 Jun, 2016

When most people think of controlling dust in the workplace, they think of taking steps to avoid inhaling dusts to prevent health problems. However, the accumulation of combustible dusts in the workplace can lead to far greater consequences.

How to Safely Recover Coffee Dust?

by root / 25 Jun, 2016

Exposure to coffee dust has been associated with respiratory symptoms, including asthma and changes in lung function. The Institute of Health and Welfare identify coffee dust as a causal agent of occupational Asthma.   

How to Safely Recover Cocoa Dust?

by root / 25 Jun, 2016

Cocoa is a mixture of many substances remaining after cocoa butter is extracted from cacao beans. When sold as an end product, it may also be called cocoa powder, cocoa, and cacao. In contrast, the fatty component of chocolate is cocoa butter.

How to Safely Recover Coal Dust?

by root / 25 Jun, 2016

Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams. The harder forms, such as anthracite coal, can be regarded as metamorphic rock because of later exposure to elevated temperature and pressure.

How to Safely Recover Chromium Toxic Dust?

by root / 24 Jun, 2016

Chromium is a steel gray, lustrous, hard metal extracted from chromite ores.

How to Safely Recover Ceramic Dust?

by root / 24 Jun, 2016

Ceramic tile is created from clay and earth-based minerals. They create dust when cut or smashed, which may pose a respiratory hazard. This is especially dangerous for people who already suffer from lung-conditions like asthma or emphysema.

How to Safely Recover Hazardous Carcinogens?

by root / 24 Jun, 2016

Carcinogen is an agent that can cause cancer. In industry, there are many potential exposures to carcinogens. Generally, workplace exposures are considered to be at higher levels than for public exposures.

How to Safely Recover Carbon Black Dust?

by root / 24 Jun, 2016

What are the Hazards of Carbon Black?

How to Safely Recover Calcium Dust?

by root / 24 Jun, 2016

What are the Hazards of Calcium?

How to Safely Recover Cadmium Toxic Dust?

by root / 24 Jun, 2016

What are the Hazards of Cadmium Dust?

How to Safely Recover Bronze Toxic Dust?

by root / 23 Jun, 2016

What are the Hazards of Bronze Dust?

How to Safely Recover Broken Ampules?

by root / 23 Jun, 2016

What are the Hazards of Broken Ampules?

How to Safely Recover Hazardous Dust in Boilers?

by root / 21 Jun, 2016

What are the Hazards of working in Boilers?

How to Safely Recover Hazardous Dust in Body Shops?

by root / 21 Jun, 2016

What are the Hazards of Dust in Body Shops?

How to Safely Recover Toxic Substances in Boat & Ship Building?

by root / 21 Jun, 2016

What are the Hazards of Boat and Ship Building?

The boat and ship building and repairing industry consists of establishments primarily engaged in building and repairing ships, barges, and lighters, whether self-propelled or towed by other craft.

How to Safely Recover Biological Substances?

by root / 21 Jun, 2016

What are the Hazards of Bio-Hazard Materials?

How to Safely Recover Propellant Dust from Ammunitions?

by root / 30 May, 2016

What are the Hazards of Ammunitions?

Ammunition is propellant and projectile.  The nature of ammunition also includes pyrotechnic or incendiary compounds.

How to Safely Recover Aluminum Dust?

by root / 30 May, 2016

What are the Hazards of Aluminum Dust?

How to Safely Recover Coke Dust?

by root / 04 Apr, 2016

Coke is a fuel with few impurities and a high carbon content, usually made from coal. It is the solid carbonaceous material derived from destructive distillation of low-ash, low-sulfur bituminous coal.

How to Safely Recover Anthrax?

by root / 29 Jun, 2014

What are the Hazards of Anthrax?

Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium called Bacillus anthracis. It is generally acquired following contact with anthrax-infected animals or anthrax-contaminated animal products.

How to Safely Recover Beryllium Dust?

by root / 29 Jun, 2014

What are the Hazards of Beryllium Dust? Toxic metals, including "heavy metals," are individual metals and metal compounds that negatively affect people's health. Some toxic, semi-metallic elements, including arsenic and selenium, are discussed in this page.

How to Safely Recover Arsenic Compounds?

by root / 06 May, 2014

What are the Hazards of Arsenic Dust? Toxic metals, including "heavy metals," are individual metals and metal compounds that negatively affect people's health. Some toxic, semi-metallic elements, including arsenic and selenium, are discussed in this page.

How to Safely Recover Allergens and Combustible Dust in Bakeries?

by root / 06 May, 2014

What are the Hazards of working in a Bakery? The bakery is a workplace that contains various types of allergens.

How to Safely Recover Asbestos?

by root / 01 May, 2014

What are the Hazards of Asbestos? Asbestos is the name given to a group of naturally occurring minerals that are resistant to heat and corrosion.