Hazardous Caulk Poses a Threat to Older Condos Remediation May Be Expensive

 Condominium associations and their property managers have shown that, like  owners of other types of buildings, they are eager to do their part to be good  stewards of the health of the planet, as well as the health of the occupants of  their buildings.  

 They have implemented recycling programs, installed energy-saving compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), added insulation  and replaced weatherstripping on their buildings, and swapped out old appliances for newer energy-efficientmodels. These types of actions help us all to do our part to reduce our impact  to the natural environment. In most cases these practices, either directly or  indirectly, also increase our potential for living healthy lives by reducing  our exposure to pollution and associated contaminants.  

 But for some buildings, there is another source of contamination that is  currently unknown to the owners and occupants. This contamination source, discovered by environmentalindustry experts only in recent years, threatens the health of owners and users  of these buildings.  

 So what is the source of this contamination that condominium owners and their property managers need to be aware of? It’s an old caulking material that was applied to buildings during their  construction or renovation.

 Caulk Banned by EPA


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