Expert Witness / Litigation Support
EFCI’s Principal industrial hygienist Brandon White, has served as an expert witness on a multitude of cases involving microbiological and hazardous material litigation cases for both plaintiff and defense attorneys in the State of Arizona. Mr. White also works with several major insurance providers to provide expert IH services concerning cross contamination of buildings due to microorganisms, categorizing water loss events, moisture mapping, and regulated hazardous material related issues on large scale commercial losses.
Asbestos is still legally imported and installed in building and building materials in the United States today.
EPA has the below explanation, taken from the EPA website. (https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/asbestosfaqs_0.pdf)
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On July 12, 1989, the EPA issued a final rule under Section 6 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) banning most asbestos-containing products in the United States. In 1991, the rule was vacated and remanded by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. As a result, most of the original ban on the manufacture, importation, processing, or distribution in commerce for most of the asbestos containing product categories originally covered in the 1989 final rule was overturned. Only the bans on corrugated paper, rollboard, commercial paper, specialty paper, and flooring felt and any new uses of asbestos remained banned under the 1989 rule. Although most asbestos containing products can still legally be manufactured, imported, processed and distributed in the U.S., according to the U.S. Geological Survey, the production and use of asbestos has declined significantly.
EFCI’s industrial hygienist are AHERA certified and CAC certified to work Nationwide. Several EFCI employees hold certification from the McCrone Research Institute for the microscopic analysis of asbestos fibers. We provide asbestos inspections and surveys on small scale residential, large scale commercial and institutional facilitates all across the United States including but not limited to Arizona, California, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Colorado, Nevada and Georgia. We provide fast and accurate surveys at an affordable rate.
Did you know, lead based-paint inspections are required on all residential (Target Housing) and child occupied facilities constructed prior to 1978 per U.S. EPA 40 CFR 745 Subpart E?
Our services include lead and lead-based paint inspection. EFCI conducts lead inspections using XRF, Paint Chip (FAAS) and Chemical Spot testing. EFCI’s employees are certified through the U.S. EPA RRP Lead Renovator program and/or certified as EPA Lead Risk Assessors, and Lead inspectors.
Indoor Air Quality / Microbial
**According to the U.S. EPA indoor air quality (IAQ) is listed in the top five environmental risks to public health. EFCI specializing in indoor air quality testing for a wide range of contaminants. Whether you need IAQ samples for mold, asbestos, VOC’s etc. our experts can help you determine what type of IAQ testing is appropriate for your home or project. EFCI collects thousands of IAQ samples each year. Many samples are analyzed in house by our team of experts. Depending on the project, sample are also sent to third-party accredited labs like Eurofins Laboratory or EMSL Analytical for analysis. In many cases we can provide same day results with reports being issued within 24 hours.
EFCI has provided oversight and remediation design on many Homeland Security jobs working with both FEMA and facility owners. From regulated hazardous material abatement to Category 3 water loss events EFCI has a wide range of experts to handle government and state projects.