Holi and it’s effect on Pollution

The festival of Holi is one of the most important ones and is celebrated all through the country with utmost fervour. It marks the beginning of springtime and is a festival of colours.  It begins a night prior with Holika Dahan wherein we collect sticks and logs and burn them in a pyre.  Today this […]

Asbestos Handling Training in Alang, Gujarat

The ship recycling safety workers recently received a free training in Alang on ‘asbestos handling – know it to work with it safely and smartly.’ Suhel Parker – the CEO of EPSCO Envirotech and an Asbestos Supervisor and an expert – conducted this training. Mr. Suhel Parker joined hands with Lilly Maritime and embarked on […]

Winter Air Pollution Across the Country

High air pollution levels are associated with winters when atmospheric inversion traps pollutants close to the ground and cause smog. Also the onset of winters witnesses us celebrating Diwali that causes even more pollution all over the country. India’s capital is choking under off-the-charts smog, with some parts of the city reporting levels almost five […]

Myths related to Indoor Air Quality

We’ve all heard the term – Indoor Air Quality. But it seems that strategies for improving IAQ float about in amounts similar to particles and gases we want to remove. Which approaches are good and which should we filter out – there’s always a debate. Hence we asked Allen P Rathey what myths related to […]

Swachh Bharat: Time to make an impact

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced with much fanfare the Swachh Bharat Mission on Gandhi Jayanti last October. The aim is to ensure a Clean India in five years. A lot of staged photos were taken across the country of ministers, celebrities and bureaucrats cleaning streets. What was remarkable is that the new PM told the […]

India’s history with demonetisation: From 1946 to 2016

The whole country was taken aback when Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8 announced that the currencies in the denominations of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 will be invalid post midnight. However, the lower denomination –Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50, Rs 100 and coins –will be valid. He further announced that new notes […]

Decoding Air Quality Index:

Air pollution has become one of the biggest environmental health risks ever. Millions of people die each year due to ailments where the cause of death has been linked to constant exposure to polluted air. Of the 6-7 million premature deaths each year due to air pollution, more than 50% of those occur in China […]

GLOBAL WARMING – Cause, Effect and Solutions :

What Causes Global Warming? Scientists have spent decades figuring out what is causing global warming. They’ve looked at the natural cycles and events that are known to influence climate. But the amount and pattern of warming that’s been measured can’t be explained by these factors alone. The only way to explain the pattern is to […]

Winter Is Coming, And So Is A Spike In Pollution, Warn Environmentalists:

With winter approaching, Delhi’s pollution woes are about to return, environmentalists have warned, calling for reinstating traffic restrictions, curbs on coal-fuelled power plants and construction projects. “We are approaching the big winter problem and pollution is going to pick up rapidly now,” Anumita Roy Chawdhary, Executive Editor of the Centre for Science and Environment or […]

Air pollution could be to blame for hundreds of traffic accidents, warn researchers:

Air pollution could be responsible for hundreds of car accidents a year, according to the London School of  Economics. A study looking a five years of data showed that when levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) rise just one microgramme per cubic metre, the number of collisions rises by two per cent. Although it might seem […]

Asbestos Abatement Services

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that once was lauded for its versatility, recognized for its heat resistance, tensile strength and insulating properties, and used for everything from fire-proof vests to home and commercial construction. It was woven into fabric, and mixed with cement. Asbestos was a perfect blend to make things better – except […]

EPSCO brings in NAETI Training to India

Parker’s EPSCO India realised that we are yet using Asbestos – a banned mineral worldwide but with no such regulations in India. Hence Suhel Parker has taken the lead in raising the awareness to the dangers of exposure to human health. EPSCO India got in touch with National Asbestos & Environmental Training Institute (NAETI) and […]

Sick Building Syndrome

Pollution and the depletion of the ozone layer is a constant focus of news. Fortunately, the Environmental Protection Agency says we’re making progress in reducing the six key pollutants in our air, including carbon monoxide, lead, and ozone. The bad news is that while the outside air is improving, the air we breathe indoors may […]

The Asbestos Affect

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare cancer that few people survive. This disease has made the news in recent years due to lawsuits filed against companies that do not disclose their knowledge of the potential toxic results of asbestos exposure. The most famous victim of mesothelioma was Steve McQueen, who died in 1980 at the age […]

Controlling Dust, Dust Mites, and Other Allergens in Your Office

Allergies and allergy sickness are among the top three reasons people miss work, and can have a significant effect on productivity. So it’s very important for business owners to recognize that they should do some simple things that can reduce overall exposure to allergens and other irritants. Protect your workplace with these easy steps: 1. […]

The restaurant catches fire, thanks to the kitchen grease

While kitchen ducts may be out of sight, they should never be out of mind as grease build-up in extraction systems is one of the most common causes of fire in catering establishments. About one-fourth of the fires per year in commercial properties are attributed to cooking and extraction systems. Businesses need to pay closer […]

Health and Social Impacts of Household Energy

Health Impacts Cooking and heating with solid fuels (wood, charcoal, crop waste, dung, and coal) produce high levels of smoke in and around the home that contains a variety of health-damaging pollutants. There is strong evidence that exposure to household air pollution can lead to a wide range of child and adult disease outcomes, including […]

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