EPA

4
Sep

RADON AND LUNG CANCER – CAUSES AND PREVENTION

To start off this article, you need to first understand what Radon is. So, what is Radon? Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas. It is formed naturally from the decay of radioactive elements like uranium that are found in distinct amounts in the soil. Radon gas from rocks and the soil can move into the underground water and surface.

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12
Aug

INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND MOLD: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

Intro Cоntіnuіng mеdіа аttеntіоn gіvеn tо thе hеаlth effects оf toxic mоld, thе оutbrеаk of infectious diseases ѕuсh аѕ ѕwіnе flu, аnd the increase іn chronic rеѕріrаtоrу dіѕеаѕеѕ such as asthma hаvе rеѕultеd іn a growing іntеrеѕt and attention tо indoor аіr quality in hоmеѕ, соmmеrсіаl buildings, ѕсhооlѕ, аnd hоѕріtаlѕ. IAQ саn bе affected bу mісrоbіаl соntаmіnаntѕ ѕuсh аѕ mold

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23
Jul

INDOOR AIR POLLUTION – SOURCES OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM

Intro Indoor air pollution can be a very critical health risk. According to research done by the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is usually 2-5 times more polluted compared to the one outdoors. At times, it can be much more polluted than this. Combining this statistic with the fact that the average Canadian spends over 90% of his/her time indoors,

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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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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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19
Jan

Mike Holmes: Radon is our second silent killer — and testing your home is the only solution

Way to go Mike Holmes. Thank you for spreading awareness about radon in homes. Less than half of everyone in Ottawa has actually heard of radon before. Radon is a huge health concern and needs to be addressed immediately. If you are a home owner, property manager, buyer or seller, please get your house tested for radon right away. Call

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