Archive for October, 2012
Columbia Maryland Air Quality
Residents of Columbia, MD may have heard about the air quality in the area, but did you know that every year, many regions of the United States are deemed to have such a poor air quality that there is are health risks at stake? Health risks from poor air quality may include permanent lung damage, tightness in the chest, trouble breathing, and an increase likeliness of illness, just to name a few.
Columbia residents should not take these warnings lightly, and stay outside if your air quality is deemed poor on a given day. How do you determine whether or not your air quality is acceptable? The EPA has created an air quality index, or AQI, which measures four categories to sum up your health risks into a single number. The AQI measures ground level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. There have been talks to possibly include nitrogen dioxide, but this has not yet been included.
If Columbia’s AQI exceeds 50 at any given moment, there is a good possibility that someone in the area may experience one of the mentioned health effects. These effects may take a deeper cut if you have any preexisting conditions, are a child whose lungs are still developing, or spend a great portion of your time in the great outdoors of Columbia, MD.
Air Quality and Radon
Radon gas is not included in the AQI, and therefore should also be considered when discussing your air quality. If you have not heard, radon gas kills 22,000 people each and every year in the form of lung cancer. This means that more people perish each year from radon gas, than drunk driving. Radon gas can form in the soil beneath your Columbia, MD home, and seep up through the foundation contaminating the space you live in. This means that you could be inhaling a toxic, radioactive gas every second as it fumes throughout your Columbia home.
There is a solution to both poor air quality and radon gas. S.W.A.T. Environmental is the nation’s leading radon mitigation company, and has been specializing in improving home air quality for over a decade. This means that one of our professionals can come to your Columbia home, and create a plan of action specialized for you. We do not only service residential areas, but Columbia commercial properties as well.
When a radon professional comes to your Columbia home, you can rest assured that everything is being done to help you breathe easy again. With an air purification system installed, we can reduce your levels of radon gas by as much as 99%. We can also help reduce some of the other pollutants that may enter your home. This means that calling S.W.A.T. Environmental is the first step to leading a healthier lifestyle. Do not risk your future. You have nothing to lose with a toll free phone call, and a free quote. Give your Columbia air quality specialists a call today.
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