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Better Safe Than Sorry: Assessing PFAS Risk

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Are you holding off on assessing the risk of PFAS at your facility? Don’t wait. Antea Group is seeing a growing number of enforcement and legal actions focused on PFAS across the country taking companies by surprise.

Read our blog and find out what action you can take to prepare.

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Painting A Blue Sky

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Shipping containers play a major role in global trade, helping companies around the world to move goods securely from A to B. However, until recently, containers manufactured in China were painted using solvent-heavy coatings. This endangered the health of local communities due to the release of high concentrations of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere. These harmful toxins cause everything from ‘sick building syndrome’ (which literally makes your eyes water), to smog.

Low VOC Paints May Still Cause Asthma & Allergies

by Tom Lent of the Pharos Project and the Healthy Building Network
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by Tom Lent
 
Fumes from chemicals commonly used in water-based paints and solvents may be associated with substantially higher rates of asthma, stuffy noses and eczema. The Swedish/US joint study reported in Environmental Health News this week found that children sleeping in rooms with higher concentrations of propylene glycol and glycol ether compounds (PGEs) in the air were two to four times more likely to suffer symptoms.
 
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