Not Devils of the Past

By | Asbestos, Lead | No Comments

Asbestos and lead-based paint aren’t devils of the past.
They can still be found, and they can cause fatal health problems.

 

Despite cleanup efforts, there is still enough asbestos and lead-based paint to last for generations. While not dangerous if remained undisturbed, if not maintained properly, they can deteriorate and become a serious health hazard to both adults and children. Many homeowners or businesses can’t afford lead-based paint or asbestos abatement. It can cost thousands of dollars depending on the size of the project. Fortunately, if lead-based paint is covered with non-lead paint, you can safely live in the home. The same goes for asbestos if it is encapsulated. But these are temporary fixes if not maintained. Some states have housing programs that can help residents remove health hazards from their homes.

Not only is there an immense amount of asbestos and lead that exist from previous use, but the use of these products today has not been entirely banned.

The manufacture, importation, processing and distribution in commerce of these asbestos-containing products are not banned:

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Radon in New Design

By | Radon, Renovation | No Comments
It seems like new construction is popping up everywhere. New office buildings, new housing developments etc.…While designing these structures, professionals are taking into account potential problems they can physically see such as sloping land or nearby water.

But is anyone thinking about Radon?

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Trapped With Contaminants

By | HVAC, Indoor Air Quality, Indoor Environmental Quality, Radon | No Comments

Save on the Energy Bill or Save on Your Health Bill?

New homes, schools, office buildings, and more are being built as airtight as possible in an effort to save on energy, and to be able to better control the indoor environment.

But if the indoor environment isn’t properly controlled, contaminants such as formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide (CO), and radon can build up and circulate throughout the house.

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Radon & Lung Cancer

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Lung cancer kills thousands of people every year. The survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer. From the time of diagnosis, only 11-15% of those afflicted will live beyond five years.

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause, but the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause.

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