As of 2003, as much as 70% of the 3.9 million miles of roadway in the United States were unpaved. These unpaved roads are responsible for more than 10 million tons of particulate matter emissions each year. There are dangers to unwanted fugitive dust -these particles can become lodge in the respiratory area where they can cause severe irritation when inhaled. Smaller particles (particles that are 2.5 microns or smaller) can go even deeper into the human respiratory system and into the lungs where they can cause damage to the epithelial cells. These small particles may even be passed into the blood stream. Aside from health concerns for those living near or come into contact with unpaved roads, there are also impact to the surrounding environment and ecosystem. Water clarity can decline, which affects the wildlife and plant life that depend on the water source. Cypher Environmental’s Dust Stop products … Read More
Saturday, November 17th was The Purple Party, a fundraiser to raise awareness for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Awareness. Not only was our team proud to support such a great cause, we had a great time too! Here are a few photos from the evening. For more photos, visit our Facebook page. Visit our Facebook page for more photos!
At Cypher Environmental, corporate social responsibility is one of our core objectives. Not only do we strive to create and distribute products that are friendly to the environment, we are also deeply committed to the issues of health, wellness and education in all the communities in which we operate. For a third consecutive year, Cypher Environmental is proud to support The Purple Party – in support of Pancreatic Cancer research and awareness, happening on November 17th, 2012. All proceeds from the event will go to Pancreatic Cancer Canada for research and awareness efforts. It is our hope that new and better ways to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer will be discovered through research and the quality of life for those living with this disease can be improved. Pancreatic Cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths in Canada and every year, about 4000 Canadians will be diagnosed. Pancreatic cancer … Read More
Cypher Environmental’s Dust Stop was featured on mc-fm.ca in an article about dust suppressants and the environment. Read the article below or see the feature here. New Dust Control Formula Also Helps the Environment A new formula recently produced for dust control on unpaved roads and mine sites has been made in a super concentrated blend that offers significant environmental benefits. Dust Stop is a 100% environmentally-friendly, bio-degradable, one-of product produced by Winnipeg-based Cypher Environmental Ltd. It comes in powder form, meaning that less energy and gas are required to both transport and apply the product. Used in some of the world’s largest mines, Dust Stop superior dust control ability means less toxic particulate matter gets emitted into the atmosphere. Dust-caused trucking and heavy equipment accidents are now a thing of the past – and worker and mechanical downtime are severely reduced. Unpaved haul roads, no matter what the soil type, … Read More