In June 2019, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced stricter guidelines regarding dust on floors and window sills. The standards were established as part of EPA's efforts to reduce childhood lead exposure.  Researchers found that lead-contaminated dust from chipped or peeling paint is one of the most common causes of elevated blood levels in children. In 2001, the EPA set standards for lead-contaminated dust in housing.... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jul 17
A lot can happen in 10 years. When environmental scientist Maggie Strom founded Tioga Environmental Consultants in 2009, Tioga was primarily a compliance and inspection consultant for lead-based paint and asbestos. Two years later, Strom joined forces with civil engineer Larkin Myers. The duo grew Tioga’s offerings to serve developers, architecture and engineering firms, contractors and facility managers across the Mid-South and help them conduct responsible practices to protect the e... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jul 8
During the summer months, working outdoors can be almost unbearable. Throughout the Mid-South, it’s common for temperatures to exceed 100 degrees with the heat index rising another 10 degrees. No matter where you’re located geographically, it’s important to be cautious when spending time outdoors in the summer. To continue our 10-year celebration, here are our 10 tips to stay safe while working outside 1. Hydrate When spending time outdoors, it’s crucial to properly... Read More
Posted by Larkin Myers at Jul 1