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Clean Air Services is committed to making the air families and employees in Alberta breathe as clean and healthy as possible. In addition to asbestos abatement and mold remediation, we also do removal of a number of hazardous materials.
Lead, a metallic element found worldwide in rocks and soils, has toxic effects which have been understood since ancient times. Recent research shows that lead presents a greater hazard in lower concentration levels than once thought. When ingested, lead accumulates in the blood, bones and soft tissues of the body. High levels of lead contamination can result in death or permanent damage to the central nervous system, the brain, the kidneys and your red blood cells. Infants, pregnant women, children, and fetuses are most vulnerable to lead exposure than others because the lead is more easily absorbed into growing bodies and their tissues are more sensitive to lead’s harmful effects.
Lead can be found in drinking water, in paint, dust and in the soil that surrounds a home. Some old homes contain water systems that have lead pipes. If the original water lines remain in your house, you should question the renovating contractor to learn if your home or business’s pipes might contain lead. Call our team to learn more about our on-site lead inspections and other hazardous material removal services!
Think of the safety of your family or employees and trust Clean Air Services to identify and remove items that could contain mercury. Airborne mercury is highly toxic and it poses a serious health risk to workers and families who are exposed to it. Being known as an environmentally friendly company that strives to remove hazardous materials like mercury from your property can bring positive publicity to your enterprise and could net you like-minded customers! Mercury removal is usually a quick process because mercury is often found in smaller items like thermostats, light bulbs, pilot light sensors, gauges and switches or relays.
PCBs, also known as polychlorinated biphenyls, are entirely man-made and do not occur naturally. They were used in the manufacturing of electrical equipment, heat exchangers, hydraulic systems and several other applications until the late 1970s. They were never manufactured in Canada but were widely used in the country. Adverse health effects of PCBs can include chloracne skin ailments, reproductive disorders, liver disease and other conditions. PCBs are suspected of being a human carcinogen and have been proven to be carcinogens in animals. Trust the Clean Air Services team to identify and remove PCBs from your home or business. PCBs can be found in dyes, lubricants, electromagnets, inks, paints, pesticides and machines that use oil-filled capacitors and dry capacitors.
Hantavirus is a virus carried by some rodents. The main carriers are the deer mouse and the white-footed mouse, which is commonly found in Alberta. You should treat all rodents in your home or business as potential Hantavirus carriers. Luckily the virus rarely infects humans, but transmission is possible and can result in death. The virus itself is found in the saliva and waste of rodents. Transmission can occur when you come in direct contact with a rodent or when you breathe in air contaminated by their excreta. The virus can be spread if infected materials come into contact with broken skin or the membrane of the eyelids and the eyeball, if you eat or drink materials contaminated by rodents or if you touch rodent excreta.
Signs & Symptoms of Hantavirus
The Hantavirus can present itself in humans in a number of ways. Early universal symptoms include fever, fatigue and muscle aches. Approximately half of people who contract Hantavirus will also experience headaches, dizziness, chills, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, coughing and/or shortness of breath. Luckily, the Clean Air Services team has years of experience helping home and business owners in Calgary, Lethbridge and throughout Alberta safely dispose of rodent contaminated materials to reduce their chance of contracting Hantavirus.