FORMALDEHYDE - a gas pollutant. What is Formaldehyde? A common and toxic VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) is formaldehyde, which is released from some plywood, fibreboard (MDF), furniture and glues among other materials.Formaldehyde is a naturally occurring substance in our atmosphere. Sources … [Read more...] about Test your house for FORMALDEHYDE
Quite the News Flash here, and a case study as reference. Around October last year (2018), Auckland City Council published here on their website new information about meth levels.ACC states that "the acceptable level (is) (less than 15ug/100cm2), and (if) there was no evidence of meth … [Read more...] about Meth Level Update – is 15mcgms OK?
Unnecessary Work As we at Habitat Property Services - meth testing houses in Auckland - have been blogging about for years,there is, or especially was, lots of unnecessary work going on.Not so much the initial Field Composite meth testing - most people would like to know any meth levels in … [Read more...] about Unnecessary meth clean-ups
Info about asbestos in New Zealand, from the Worksafe NZ website. Including:licensing where to dispose of asbestos management and removal of asbestos and Importation of asbestos containing products - Since 1 October 2016 importation of asbestos-containing products is prohibited … [Read more...] about Asbestos – general information from Worksafe NZ
New safe level announced - but not confirmedOn May 30 2018, the Minister of Housing P. Twyford, sitting alongside the now -retired government Chief Scientist Sir Peter Gluckman, announced that 15 micrograms / 100cm2 / room or area was safe.However, no official documentation of any sort has … [Read more...] about Where are we at with meth testing levels?
Diana Clement gives an excellent discussion and review of the current meth contamination issue. To test or not to test. That is the question for home buyers. Key points:Don't panic - low level houses can be cleaned up fairly easily There's new Law coming which will affect landlords Dr … [Read more...] about Meth Testing – Options and Information