"Subodh Das has wealth of experience, particularly in the field of Aluminum, has worked on various assignments in the field of aluminum, sustainability, and environment."

Sachin Satpute
Novelis- Korea

"Subodh is extremely knowledgeable about his space and added tremendous value to an aluminum-related transaction we executed at Houlihan Lokey in 2009. Our metals practice would definitely consider hiring Subodh again for diligence support, operations analysis, industry overviews or other expert assistance within the aluminum and light metals industries."

Michael Jenny
Executive Vice President
Houlihan Lokey

"I have known Subodh for several years as he has made several presentations at Metal Bulletin and American Metal Market conferences including events in Chicago, Detroit, and Vienna. He will also be speaking at our International Aluminium Conference in Bahrain. With many years of experience in diverse roles within the global aluminum industry, Subodh is knowledgeable in the several areas of the aluminum process."

Raju Daswani
Managing Director
Metal Bulletin

"SUBODH developed a creative approach to solve the nation's dependence on foreign oil and brought together a group of Fortune 500 CEOs to implement a successful technology advancement effort in the Aluminum production industry. SUBODH brings a rare combination of charisma and deep technical acumen to the field of energy efficiency and technology development. I would partner with SUBODH any time. He is a dynamo!! When I partnered with SUBODH, I was the Department of Energy official leading the nation's efforts to reduce industrial energy consumption by 25%. SUBODH was the major reason that we achieved our goals in the Aluminum industry."

Buddy Garland
Program Manager
US Department of Energy

"Subodh was a driving force behind the Sloan Center for a Sustainable Aluminum Industry at the University of Kentucky. It was a great pleasure to partner with him on the development of the grant and get the Center off the ground. He has enormous energy and a true passion for his work, is knowledgeable, and exhibited great devotion to his employees. He is a doer and I would gladly work with him again on any project."

Paul Jarley
Dean College of Business
University of Nevada at Las Vegas

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Vermiculite Insulation Removal

Vermiculite insulation often contains asbestos. To be sure, not all vermiculite contains asbestos, but much of the older household vermiculite insulation products do. If you are concerned about asbestos in your home, the first step is to contact Asbestos Environmental of Canada for comprehensive asbestos testing. If there is asbestos found in your vermiculite insulation, then you need expert vermiculite insulation removal services. Do not attempt to remove the vermiculite on your own, even if you know what you are doing!

Why is Vermiculite Insulation Dangerous

Asbestos is strongly linked to lung disease, cancer, and mesothelioma. Breathing in even just a small amount of asbestos can lead to the onset of these chronic illnesses. It is imperative for the health of yourself, your family, your pets, and your household guests that you do not disturb this material. Contact Asbestos Environmental of Canada if you need asbestos testing.

How Does Asbestos Testing Work?

If you suspect that you need vermiculite insulation removal due to the presence of asbestos, the first thing we need to do is assess and test. This way, we can get a clear picture of your problem and confirm that there really is asbestos in your vermiculite insulation.

What Kind of Insulation is Likely to Contain Asbestos?

One particular brand of insulation that is of concern is Zonolite Attic Insulation, commonly known as just "Zonolite." This insulation was sold in Canada for many years in recent decades. The problem is that the vermiculite used in the insulation sold by Zonolite came from a mine in Libby, MT, USA, and that mine's vermiculite was known to be contaminated with asbestos. That means that your home may also contain asbestos if it has vermiculite insulation. As a good rule of thumb, if your insulation was installed before 1990, then you need to have your home tested.

How to Stay Safe

Again, the best way to protect yourself and your home's inhabitants from asbestos poisoning is to educate yourself and never to touch your vermiculite insulation until you have had it tested. If asbestos is present in your vermiculite insulation, you can cause the asbestos fibers to become airborne if you disturb the insulation. Aside from getting your asbestos tested immediately if you have vermiculite insulation in your home, and aside from not disturbing it until you have had it tested an no for certain that there is no asbestos in vermiculite insulation, here are a few more tips that you can apply to stay safe:

1. Do not allow anyone (including yourself) into your attic

2. Do not use the attic for storage, and do not remove any items that might already be there

3. Cauk around your lighting fixtures in your attic to keep any asbestos from falling out

4. Seal all of the cracks and holes in your ceilings to keep any asbestos from falling out

5. Caulk windows, door frames, baseboards, and electrical outlets

Asbestos Environmental of Canada is available or asbestos testing and vermiculite insulation removal. Contact us today.

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