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...

HOW TO READ MOLD ANALYSIS RESULTS

In this article you 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...

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...

ALL THERE IS TO KNOW ABOUT RADON GAS AS AN INDOOR POLLUTANT

Do you live in an old building with poor ventilation? Do you suffer from various health issues and complications? If you do, then you might be facing exposure to high concentration of radon gas. Radon gas is a colorless and odorless gas emitted from the rock and soil used to...

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...

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....

MORE RADON ON RAINY DAYS?!

Here in Ottawa, it seems like lately it has been raining more often than not. It is even raining right now as I write this article. Don’t worry though, I would not waste your time by talking about how depressing rainy days can be. No, this article will address a...

ASBESTOS EXPOSURE AND CANCER RISK

ASBESTOS EXPOSURE AND CANCER RISK Before we start off this article, it is good to first know what asbestos really is. So, what is asbestos? Asbestos is a group of minerals occurring naturally as fiber bundles. These fibers are found in rocks and soils in several parts of the world....