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Education Session 4-A

December 8, 2022
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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Mold & Asbestos: Two IAQ Pollutants in Basements

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Erin Bouttenot, Technical Manager,
IAQ, Radon, and Asbestos Laboratories,
Northeast Laboratory Services,
Westbrook, ME

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Chris Lewis, Founder and CFO
Safe Environmental Solutions
Gorham, ME

About this program:

When it comes to basements in Maine, we frequently find homeowners dealing with issues around mold and asbestos. Both homeowners and professionals must face questions such as: where are the sources, how can I verify it’s there, what are the regulations, and how do I get rid of it? In this session we will address these questions and engage with the audience for how they’ve worked through these IAQ issues.


Program Objectives:

  • Learn what mold and asbestos are and their risks

  • What materials commonly have mold and asbestos

  • How to verify the presence of mold and asbestos

  • How do we remove mold and asbestos in basements

  • Review established regulations and guidance

  • Q & A

Who should attend:  property owners and managers, real estate professionals, home inspectors, medical and public health providers, municipal officials, mold inspection and testing professionals, and others interested in a better understanding of mold and asbestos problems in homes. 

About the Presenters:

Erin Bouttenot has a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph's College with an extensive passion for the study of biology and the natural sciences. This passion had brought her into a world of numerous seminars, research articles, industry recommendations, and very heavy textbooks, all in the name of protecting public health. Currently, Erin is the Technical Manager of the Indoor Air Quality laboratories at Northeast Laboratory Services and is the current President of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.

Chris Lewis has 25 years of progressive experience in environmental, bio-tech, manufacturing and financial services industries. His most recent work has been focused on performing assessments and remediation for air quality, asbestos, lead, radon, and mold problems in buildings. Chris is the owner of Safe Environmental Solutions and has been a long-time supporter of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.

Program Level:  Basic/Intermediate

Content Area(s):  Residential, Investigations/Testing/Remediation, Health/Medical

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