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NJ Mold Legislation, Bill A1588

November 21, 2013

Unlike lead paint, asbestos and radon, mold is one environmental problem that is not easily regulated. Mold is ubiquitous and is therefore all throughout our homes, offices and schools.  Mold is an allergen and some people experience severe symptoms at low levels while others experience little to no reaction at high levels.  This makes setting acceptable standards very difficult and... Read More

Study Finds Exposure to Mold may cause symptoms that imitate Parkinson’s disease

November 14, 2013

Mold may cause symptoms that imitate Parkinson’s:  A Rutgers University study by Joan Bennett was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Bennett found that when she exposed fruit flies to chemicals commonly emitted by molds, like 1-octen-3-ol and other volatile organic compounds, they showed signs of tremors, slow movement and imbalance, all common symptoms displayed... Read More

NEW Radon Federal Testing & Mitigation Requirements Effective 4/3/2013 (HUD-Notice H 2013-3)

November 1, 2013

YOU WONT BELIEVE THIS, but Radon is back in the environmental forefront in a big way! As of June 2013 Radon testing & mitigation is now required under federal law. HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing’s new policy requires radon testing and, if applicable, mitigation for most new FHA-insured construction, conversion and substantial rehabilitation projects, as well as most FHA-insured refinance... Read More

LEW Environmental honored with NJEHA’s President’s Plaque

November 1, 2013

We want to thank our friends at NJEHA (New Jersey Environmental Health Association) for honoring LEW Environmental with this year’s NJEHA’s  President’s Plaque Award. Pictured below is LEW Environmental’s Senior Vice President of Operations, Greg Krueger and NJEHA’s President Marconi Gapas.

How Superstorm Sandy is Changing How We Deal with Mold

November 1, 2013

It should come as no surprise that Superstorm Sandy has caused much change, especially when it comes to how Mold is handled on both the local and federal level. What may come as a surprise is that there is currently no federal or local legislation that regulates those who work to eliminate the problems caused by mold. There are no... Read More

My Prediction: Mold Hurricane Sandy – Changes

November 1, 2013

I am a 23 year environmental industry expert and principal of LEW Environmental.  One important aspect of my job involves evaluating and anticipating how the environmental industry will change and in the past many would say I have been very successful at that!   As I look into the future my first prediction is that Hurricane Sandy will change the way... Read More

Post Hurricane Sandy, What to Look out for: Lead Paint, Asbestos, Mold, Radon

November 1, 2013

We all saw Hurricane Sandy come and go, leaving behind an incredible amount of work to be done to restore our communities. As we all rebuild Post Hurricane Sandy there are a few important environmental factors to keep in mind. 1. Mold: It germinates within 48-72 hours of moisture intrusion, and when properties sat with no heat, or electricity for days, sometimes... Read More