Uncovering The Ways Asbestos Exposure Can Harm Your Health

With the coronavirus pandemic being the talk of the planet, these days, it can be easy to forget about numerous other health concerns. Like COVID-19, many illnesses that impact our respiratory systems can lead to death. For people who have been exposed to asbestos,...

3 Sound Solutions For Removing Mould From Your Bathroom

We know that, just like nearly everyone else across Canada, you’ve been spending a lot more time at home, as of late. Battling the coronavirus pandemic requires us all to practice social distancing and stringent hand washing routines. Of course, it also calls upon us...

Taking Extra Precautions To Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19

The entire planet is currently in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic. You certainly don’t need us to tell you that the COVID-19 crisis is literally changing the way we all live and work. Firstly, on behalf of the entire Enviro-Works team, we would like to wish you...

The Ugly History Of Lead Paint And Its Dangers To Our Health

Today, lead exposure is widely regarded as a major health hazard. It has been known to cause brain damage, nervous system damage, kidney damage, behavioural and learning problems, slowed growth, nerve damage, hearing problems, headaches, anemia and bone marrow...

What Diseases Are Caused By Crystalline Silica Exposure?

CAREX Canada is an organization of researchers and specialists that provides knowledge about Canadians’ exposures to known and suspected carcinogens. In a report to the Canadian Cancer Society, CAREX (which stands for CARcinogen Exposure) Canada reveals that studies...

What Makes Radon So Hazardous To Our Health?

Radon is a colourless and odourless gas which is produced naturally by the breakdown of uranium in the ground. When out in the open air, it doesn’t present much of a health hazard. However, radon is known to find its way into our homes through cracks in foundation...

The Importance Of Minimizing VOCs When Painting Your Home

Volatile organic compounds (or VOCs, for short) are compounds that easily become vapours or gases. They are released from burning fuel such as gasoline, wood, coal, or natural gas. However, VOCs can also be released from a wide variety of consumer products such as...

Why Canada’s Asbestos Ban Doesn’t Automatically Make You Safe

On December 30th, 2018, Canada formally introduced The Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations. With some exceptions, the new set of rules prohibits the import, sale and use of asbestos as well as the manufacture, import, sale and use of...

What Are The Best Ways To Prevent Mould Growth In Our Homes?

Most of us think of mould as that mossy, green stuff that grows on our food when it’s gone bad. And while it only makes sense to toss out such food as it’s no longer safe for consumption, the presence of mould in our homes can present dangers even when it isn’t eaten....