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Why SCAQMD Compliance is Important

Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

What is SCAQMD?

SCAQMD logo Why SCAQMD Compliance is Important

SCAQMD stands for South Coast Air Quality Management District. Their primary concern is with the health and welfare of citizens of southern California as it relates to air quality and pollution. They work to improve the general public knowledge of air quality and the things that affect it such as wood smoke or particulate matter in the air. The lungs are one of the most vital organs in the human body and if they are damaged by inhaled substances, it can lead to problems in a variety of other areas. It is for this reason that the SCAQMD exists.

One of the most important things that is governed by SCAQMD is particulate matter stemming from asbestos. Public knowledge concerning the health threat posed by asbestos has grown in recent years and some of the diseases that are caused by the inhalation of asbestos are well known. Two of these diseases are asbestosis and mesothelioma, both diseases which are incurable and stem directly from interaction between lung (and surrounding) tissues and asbestos fibers.

Why is Compliance Important?

There are a myriad of reasons why compliance with SCAQMD is important:

  • Compliance with the EPA
  • Citizen awareness
  • Protection from litigation
  • Promotion of health and welfare

Though companies are not required to become certified and be compliant with the rules and regulations set forth by SCAQMD, those companies that are in compliance are going above and beyond the most regulations set forth in the United States. In particular, they are going above and beyond the regulations that are already set forth by the EPA and OSHA. A company going out of their way to promote safety for both their clients and their technicians is of particular importance when dealing with dangerous substances like asbestos. The process of asbestos abatement, in particular, is extremely hazardous and compliance with SCAQMD regulations shows a level of concern that goes above and beyond the norm. Southern California companies like Environmental 911, in particular, set a good example for the other companies in their industry.

For asbestos abatement, lead removal, mold remediation, and bacterial removal make sure you call environmentall911. We service Pasadena, Los Angeles, Orange County and surrounding areas.