Tuesday 30 May 2017

As Canada approaches it's 150ᵀᴴ birthday celebration, Journal Of Commerce has an on-going written series capturing the evolution of our workplace and force - the article found at Building Canada 150 - Asbestos: from miracle material to malefactor covers the history of asbestos within each of these categories.

Please visit our web page for all asbestos testing and concerns www.niagara-environmental.com

Thursday 20 April 2017

Bill 88 Update and Asbestos Ban in Ontario

In case you were wondering if Bill 88 (ban on the use, reuse, importing, transporting or sale of asbestos in Ontario) is in effect, the answer is no - but definitely on it's way. You can read more about Bill 88's complete composition and check it's status on the Legislative Assembly of Ontario's website: Bill 88

Please visit our web page for all asbestos concerns www.niagara-environmental.com

Friday 26 February 2016

Backwards or forwards, which one is it? - Federal labour minister says she will "consider" asbestos ban.

Money, health, and industry -this is what it seems to have come down to for Canadians and asbestos. Click here to read this article on what our labour minister has to say. Written by Julie Ireton of CBC News.

Please visit our web page for all asbestos concerns www.niagara-environmental.com

Wednesday 2 December 2015

Asbestos Awareness +1, Big Business -1: Concordia prof under pressure to denounce colleague's pro-asbestos paper

Maintaining our country's identity as a leader in health-awareness and healthcare -we are glad that more Canadians are educating themselves on asbestos and speaking up on issues like this in the link below. Lets not downplay the health concerns asbestos can cause, shame on you big business!. Click here for full article written in the Montreal Gazette.

Sunday 22 November 2015

"Make sure the home inspector you hire has the knowledge needed to do the job right"

Please, when hiring a home inspector, make sure he/she has experience. Anyone can go write the test and claim to be a professional. Too many times have we seen awful home inspectors missing key concerns, and costly ones such as vermiculite asbestos. Again, if you hire someone make sure he/she is credible with plenty of experience. Here is a quick run down with Mike Holmes. Click here for full article.

Thursday 12 November 2015

Winter is coming.... Protect your home.

Here is a good write up on how to prepare your home for winter, by Garth Haslem an experienced home inspector. Click here for full article.

Wednesday 29 July 2015

Asbestos toys and crayons imported to the U.S. from China

This is awful! Seeing as our company is based in a border town, we know how easy this merchandise could make it into Canada.

"A consumer group has triggered an alert after asbestos was found in children's crayons and a toy lab kit. The products were imported into the U.S. from China and not checked by a range of major retail outlets."

"Crayons: Amscan Crayons, Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crayons, Power Rangers Super Megaforce."

The toy science kits were: Edu Science Deluxe Forensics Lab Kit, Inside Intelligence Secret Spy kit."

Click here for the full story