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Environmental Bullies

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Environmental Bullies

  • Ah, don’t worry about it.  It’s only mold.
  • You mean you’re gonna pay that much to remove a little bit of asbestos.  I could get rid of that for you over the weekend.
  • What are you worried about – there not that much lead paint anymore.
  • Radon – it’s just another scam.  A way for people to make more money.
  • She’s not sick from the building.  It’s just all in her head.

 

Protect yourself from the environmental bullies.  They ignore all the research, all the warnings, all the regulations – and in the process endanger, not just themselves, but so many others.  Know the truth about these issues:

 

Asbestos fibers are known to cause Mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer.  The latency period before symptoms appear can be up to 20 years and the diseases are extremely painful.

 

Lead dust from lead-based paint can affect almost every organ and system in the body.  Even low levels of lead in the blood of children can result in behavior and learning disabilities, lower IQ and hyperactivity, slowed growth, hearing problems, and anemia.  Our bodies recognize lead as calcium and works hard to store it in our bones.

 

Radon is the second largest cause of lung cancer in our country today.  It is invisible and odorless and can only be identified through testing.

 

For those people that are sensitive to mold, exposure can cause nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, upper respiratory tract infections, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and skin rashes.  People will chronic lung illnesses have been known to develop mold infections in their lungs.

 

SickBuilding Syndrome is a situation where acute health problems or discomfort occurs only when a person is in a specific building.  Quite often it is linked to issues with the HVAC system, contaminants entering the building, off-gassing of building materials, poor storage of chemicals, improper ventilation, or inadequate air filtration.

 

Don’t let the environmental bullies keep you from investigating environmental concerns.  You could save lives by identifying and addressing environmental issues.  RESPECT the environment.