air quality

29
May

Reasons for Home Builders to Consider Radon Reduction Features in New Homes

Reasons for Home Builders to Consider Radon Reduction Features in New Homes Currently there is no law or standard in Ontario, Canada to force home builders to include radon reduction methods during construction of houses, with the exception of three different areas – The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has designated buildings in the following areas to be designed and constructed

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26
May

Efforts Made by the Government to Improve Air Quality

The Efforts Made by the Government to Improve Air Quality Millions of lives seem to be in danger due to the advances in air pollution, not to mention the control and regulation of designated substances like asbestos, lead, radon. Nonetheless, the government is on the lookout to ensure that the quality of air has improved. Some steps that the government

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9
Mar

Radon Testing – Do It Yourself VS Professional Service

So you want to test your home for radon and you are not entirely sure whether it’s best to go out and buy a “do it yourself” home testing kit from the local hardware store like home hardware or home depot, or if you should hire a professional to handle it for you. Well like anything else, there are pluses

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3
Mar

How to Read Mold Analysis Results

To get an accurate answer to the meaning of your mold lab results, the results should never be interpreted on their own. Instead, your personal visual assessment and a detailed/critical inspection, together with the building history, should be able to provide sufficient explanation. You will often find some labs that offer an interpretation of the mold results, but you have

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19
Jan

Composition of Pollutants in our Indoor Air

Intro Indoor pollution has become very rampant in the modern world. What exactly is contained in the so-called indoor pollutants? The chemicals and harmful gasses vary in the level of harm from one pollutant to another. Following is a list of pollutants composition in indoor air. Carbon monoxide Formaldehyde Benzene Nitrogen dioxide Naphthalene These are the highest, most dangerous indoor

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19
Jan

Brief Overview of Radon

Radon (Rn) has an atomic number 86. On the periodic table, you can find it in Group 18 and Period 6 just to the right of astatine. Radon is listed under the Noble gases category along with neon, helium, xenon, argon, and krypton. It is a radioactive gas released from normal decay of radium, thorium, and uranium in rock and

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