December has arrived and in just a few short weeks, it will be 2018. It’s hard to believe the year is almost over, but it certainly has been an eventful one.

At Eco-Rental Solutions, we keep a close watch on environmental happenings impacting the U.S., and each month we highlight a few on our blog. As a busy professional, we know you might not always have time to keep up with our latest posts, so here’s a look at some of our top articles from the year.

Geneva Contamination Leads to Residents Pursuing Legal Action

In February, we highlighted the story of a Geneva, NY neighborhood dealing with the aftermath of toxic metal contamination from the former Geneva Foundry. As of January 2017, 136 people had filed notices of claim against the state, city, and county regarding their exposure to the lethal substances. Learn more about the battle these residents are facing.

Temperatures in Northeast U.S. Heating Up at Record Pace

If you live in the Northeast — or really anywhere in the world — you’re probably feeling the heat from warmer temperatures. This article highlighted a study conducted by researchers at the Northeast Climate Science Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who discovered climate change is happening faster in certain parts of the U.S. than many people realize. Probe deeper into their findings.

Get Informed: A Breakdown of the Paris Climate Agreement

On June 1, President Trump formally announced plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement. A highly controversial move, much of the country and the world was outraged by his decision, as it is a major step backwards in the fight against climate change. This makes the U.S. one of only a few countries in the world not participating in the landmark agreement. Find out more about the Paris Agreement and the consequences the U.S. might face for withdrawing.

Quantitative vs. Qualitative Respirator Fit Testing

If your employees have contact with insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, or sprays, they need protection in the form of a respirator. The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) requires you to fit test each member of your team, because for a respirator to be effective, it must form a tight seal on the face or neck. Get informed by learning the difference between quantitative and qualitative fit testing.

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