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  • Top Environmental Issues In The Workplace 08/12/2017

    Maintaining a safe and healthy workplace is essential for every business. But what are the key environmental issues which are likely to arise in your place of work? Well, in this week’s blog we share the top environmental issues for businesses and what you can do to prevent them from occurring.   1) Poor air quality and ventilation  Bad air …

  • Everything You Need To Know About Demolition  16/11/2017

    Demolitions can be a thrilling part of any construction process. But there are some things you should know about what’s involved in a demolition. So, in this week’s blog, we share five things everyone needs to know before starting a demolition.   1) Call in the experts  The first and most important thing before considering a …

  • Top Four Hidden Places You’ll Find Mould 

    Finding mould is an unpleasant discovery no one wants to make. Yet luckily, there are easy things you can do to remove unwanted mould. In this week’s blog, we discuss the top four hidden places you might find mould in your home.  1) Air Conditioners  With the weather heating up, air conditioners will be on full blast soon. Yet the …

  • How to Green Your Office 24/10/2017

    We all know the importance of implementing measures to create an environmentally-friendly home and school. But have you ever considered greening your office? In this week’s blog, we discuss five easy ways to make your workplace more environmentally friendly.  1) Purchase eco-friendly office products  The first thing you can do in the process to greening your …

  • Asbestosis: Symptoms And Relief  10/10/2017

    Asbestosis is a type of pulmonary fibrosis caused by asbestos exposure. The disease manifests in the lungs. During exposure, asbestos fibres are inhaled and can become lodged in lung tissue. The sharp, straight shaped fibres are difficult for the body to dislodge and expel. After entering and sitting in the body for a long period of time, the fibres can cause irritation, …

  • The Benefits of Renewable Energy  03/10/2017

    Renewable energy, including wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass, has considerable benefits for our climate, health and economy. Each form of renewable energy has different advantages and costs. In this week’s blog, we look at the overall benefits of renewable energy. Global warming emissions are little to none  Global warming emissions are a significant problem in the …

  • Could Soil Impact The Climate? 19/09/2017

    Climate change is on everyone’s mind these days, and whether or not you agree with this particular scientific theory, it never hurts to do your best to improve the world around you where you can. When it comes to farming and agricultural industries, there appears to be a shift in practices to meet this issue. …

  • Understanding Mould Tests 05/09/2017

    Mould is a type of fungi, and can be found both indoors and outdoors around the home. More than a simple annoyance, mould can have detrimental effects on human health. That’s why it’s so important to identify mould around your home and remove it as soon as it appears. However, it’s not always visible to …

  • 5 Ways To Tell If Your Soil Is Healthy 29/08/2017

    Soil health is an incredibly important measure of sustainability for those whose practices involve soil, and in order to understand the chemical, biological and physical status of our soil, there are several relatively simple ways to assess what exactly is going on down there. Alpha undertakes soil assessment as a fundamental part of its environmental …

  • Groundwater: Myth or Fact?

    Groundwater is an amazing natural resource across the world; many rely on it for survival. In Australia, we’re especially dependent upon groundwater. But what is groundwater? In this article, we’ll be busting some myths that surround this resource. Groundwater Is Not Connected To Rivers And Lakes This is a myth! Groundwater actually is connected to …

  • How to Deal with Asbestos in the Workplace 25/08/2017

    Finding asbestos in your office is a discovery not to be taken lightly. Although no longer used in construction due to its inherent safety risks, asbestos continues to be an issue for public health. Luckily, there are certain steps and measures you can take to avoid unwanted asbestos exposure in the workplace. In this blog, …

  • The 7 Different Types of Pollution Explained

    When we think of pollution, we often think of it as a visible problem. The term usually conjures up images of rubbish dumps and oil slicks. Most forms of pollution are invisible to the human eye and come in a variety of different forms. This week, we thought we’d look at the seven major forms …

  • Key Elements of a Phase III Environmental Site Assessment 17/08/2017

    A little while ago, we gave you a summary of Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments. Put simply, Phase I Environmental Site Assessments involve in-depth document research and review, as well as a detailed site visit to evaluate the potential for contamination, and what impact said contamination may have on the environment if present. …

  • The Impact of Asbestos on Human Health and the Environment 03/08/2017

    Once an incredibly common construction material used in the Australian commercial and residential building industries for most of the 20th century, asbestos has since revealed itself to be a silent killer which can have a devastating impact on both the environment and human health. This week, we examine just what those impacts are. Health impacts …

  • All About Household Mould 13/07/2017

    Mould is classified as fungi and grows naturally in many different places, however when mould is left to accumulate indoors, often because of poor ventilation, it can cause significant risks to human health. In this blog we look at some of the key health risks of mould, how to prevent it from growing throughout your …