Air Quality Awareness Week is a timely reminder for everyone to consider how important the air around us is and to become more conscious of other contributors to pollution. An array of human activity can make a difference in our air quality from driving automobiles to using fertilizers to starting wood burning fires. Industrial manufacturing facilities, including electricity providers can be major contributors to pollution, potentially releasing organic compounds, chemicals and carbon monox... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Apr 29
By Maggie Strom, QEP, CHMM, founder and president Think you don’t need to worry about doing an asbestos survey before your renovation? Think again.  Locally, the Shelby County Health Department’s Air Pollution Control section regulates demolition and renovation activities, and according to their regulations, an asbestos survey must be performed prior to the start of any demolition or renovation activity. These requirements come straight from the federal regulation called ... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Apr 25
The theme for Earth Day this year focuses on the importance of protecting endangered and threatened species across our planet. Endangered species are not limited to animals that people regularly think about, such as rhinos or tigers. In this region, there are several animals and plants that are classified as endangered or threatened, including various birds, insects and trees. At Tioga, we help our Mid-South clients serve as better stewards of the environment, so that we all can harmoniousl... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Apr 22
For the first time in the history of the EPA, an all-encompassing action plan has been released to help local communities and states address PFAS contamination and protect the nation’s drinking water. What is a PFAS, you ask? PFAS stands for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. These man-made chemicals are harmful to the environment and the human body and can be found in everyday commercial household items, such as cleaning products, polishes and waxes, certain food packaging material... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Apr 4