Archive for October, 2012
Fredericksburg, VA Air Quality Concerns
Residents of Fredericksburg, VA now have the threat of poor air quality to look at. Poor air quality can quickly diminish your health. It is important to take the proper precautions to eliminate these risks, or reduce them as much as possible. Every year three million die from poor air quality. The month of October is air quality awareness month, meaning that Fredericksburg, VA residents should take action educating themselves, and taking action to protect their home.
There are two categories in which air quality may be broken down into. The first category is indoor air quality. Indoor air quality is mostly concerned about radon gas, which is a silent killer known to cause lung cancer. Outdoor air quality has a multitude of pollutants that need to be monitored in order to fully understand their levels.
Outdoor Air Quality in Fredericksburg, VA
Outdoor air quality comes from many sources, but the EPA monitors particle pollution, carbon monoxide, ground level ozone, and sulfur dioxide. These four pollutants come from various sources, but the main sources include vehicle pollution, forest fires, burning of oil or coal, power plants, residential burnings, and many more. The EPA has totaled the overall risk of these four pollutants in a given area and given it a single number indicating the overall risk level for health effects caused by these pollutants.
The scale is commonly known as the air quality index and has a range from 0 to 500. Zero is the safest, and it increases to most risky with a level of 500. While the highest level you may ever see is three hundred, Fredericksburg residents need to be careful. The EPA has observed levels of 300 across the United States, and they indicate a health risk in which everyone exposed will experience some sort of health risk. As a matter of fact, anything above the level of fifty indicates a level in which some sort of health risk is involved.
Indoor Air Quality in Fredericksburg
The indoor air quality of Fredericksburg is the real concern. The indoor air quality can vary as radon gas may occur nearly anywhere. Radon gas forms from your soil, but may also be in your water supply, or even your building materials. Granite may be infected, and you have to realize that there is no standard procedure in place for testing granite for radon gas. Radon in the soil beneath your Fredericksburg home may infiltrate it by seeping up through the soil.
You need to take action this month. Do not be one of the 2 million each year that die because of poor indoor air quality. S.W.A.T. Environmental has the radon mitigation systems that work. We can install your mitigation system correctly, so that you may experience decreases in radon gas levels by as much as 99%. Take action for air quality awareness month, and call a professional today.
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