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Category: Toxic Substances

Radon Risk

Radon Risk Comparison Charts Radon Risk If You Smoke Radon Level If 1,000 people who smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime*... The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to**... WHAT TO DO: Stop smoking and... 20 pCi/L About 260 people could get lung cancer 250 times the risk of drowning Fix […]

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Radon

Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon EPA Recommends: If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon. For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) […]

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Lead

Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil Did you know the following facts about lead? FACT: Lead exposure can harm young children and babies even before they are born. FACT: Even children who seem healthy can have high levels of lead in their bodies. FACT: You can get lead in your body by breathing or swallowing […]

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Formadehyde

source: EPA Formaldehyde is an important chemical used widely by industry to manufacture building materials and numerous household products. It is also a by-product of combustion and certain other natural processes. Thus, it may be present in substantial concentrations both indoors and outdoors. Sources of formaldehyde in the home include building materials, smoking, household products, […]

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Household Hazards

Here are some common, and not-so-common issues you might want to look for (and avoid) in your next home. Algae: Microorganisms that may grow to colonies in damp environments, including certain rooftops. They can discolor shingles. Often described as "fungus." Alligatoring: A condition of paint or aged asphalt brought about by the loss of volatile […]

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Biological Pollutants

Indoor Air Quality: Biological Pollutants in the Home While outdoor air pollution in densely populated areas are a major health and environmental concern, indoor air pollution often goes unnoticed until health issues arise. Air pollution can be a problem where you least expect it, in the place you may have thought was safest - your […]

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Mold and VoC's

VoC stands for Volatile Organic Compound. Volatile means that the substance vaporizes easily under normal room temperature conditions. Organic is a naturally occurring substance. Compounds are things comprised of 2 or more actions or functions. Relating this to black mold, it is the musty, or moldy smell that occurs as the mold grows on an […]

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Asbestos

For more information on Asbestos and your Home, ask your local home inspector. Asbestos in Your Home What Is Asbestos? Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It can be positively identified only with a special type of microscope. There are several types of asbestos fibers. In the past, asbestos was added to a variety of products […]

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Mold and Moisture

Mold, Moisture, and Your Home Mold Basics The key to mold control is moisture control. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem. It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth. Why is mold growing in my […]

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