Why Are Today’s Homes Still Unhealthy?

Why Are Today’s Homes Still Unhealthy?

Guest post by Will Sandford

Do you think your home offers a clean and healthy living environment? If you answered yes, you are thinking like the majority of people. However, unfortunately, you are wrong. Even in 2018, many houses and apartments are unfit for living, and we will explain why. So, let’s begin.

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What You Should Know about Radon Poisoning

What You Should Know about Radon Poisoning

Guest post by propertEco

A killer might be lurking in your house: no, it is not a person, but an invisible odorless and colorless gas known as radon. Radon gas is formed when the uranium that is naturally present in the ground decays. The gas that travels to the surface of the earth is called Radon. The gas that migrates to the ground outdoors may not cause as much harm as the ones that accumulate inside buildings or houses. Radon itself is not harmful, but when the radon in air decays it forms radon progeny, which easily attaches itself to dust particles inside the house. When a person inhales this gas for a long time, it can lead to several lung conditions like a cough, cancer, emphysema, and other ailments.

Although radon is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer, don’t be alarmed — there are many ways you can prevent the ill effects of radon. There are several tests that can be done to check the concentration of radon. Sealing any cracks in floors, walls, roofs, and foundation is a must to protect yourself. 

Having proper ventilation to the house, including the basement, is absolutely necessary. In fact, the basement is the first place radon accumulates in a building. Learn more about radon, its ill effects, and how to prevent radon poisoning this infographic from PropertEco. Testing kits are available in the market for purchase to test radon concentration inside a building, and you can also hire professionals to help you prevent radon poisoning.

Click below for an infographic that can tell you more about radon poisoning, including how it happens, and how it affects your health.

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The Brutal, Honest Truth about Indoor Air Quality at Work

The Brutal, Honest Truth about Indoor Air Quality at Work

guest post by Todd Simpson

I recently had the opportunity to test the air quality in a building. This building does light fabrication and the owner wanted to know if the inside air is a problem to their employees. Does breathing 10 trillion particulates sound like a problem? Let me explain.

I use a Dylos machine to check the indoor air. There are two important numbers you need to know...

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Indoor pollution: how to protect yourself this winter

Indoor pollution: how to protect yourself this winter

In the hard winter months we bundle up and stay indoors more often. We rarely air out our homes, although we should do this even when it is cold outside. These are just a couple of the reasons why we’re more likely to get sick in winter – germs thrive best in closed spaces. There’s another reason why we get sick more in winter that you may not have thought about, and it has to do with the kind of long-term, often subtle illnesses that result from exposure to indoor pollutants. Winter is the time of year when our body burden can increase the most.
 

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