Archive for October, 2012
Air Quality in Ft. Collins, CO
Air quality is a serious threat to the health of many Ft. Collins residents. While when we typically think about air quality, gas, power plants, tons of vehicles stopped in traffic, forest fires, and other pollution comes to mind, a gas known as radon gas should be our real concern. October is air quality awareness month, meaning we should take action and review facts about air pollution that affects your health.
In order to understand all aspects of air quality, we must take a look into the causes of common air pollution. Luckily, the EPA has created the air quality index, which indicates a score reflecting the overall air quality of a given area. Ft. Collins area residents may quickly access this number from the EPA’s website, and see whether or not the air quality is safe in their area.
The EPA deems any level above 50 on the air quality scale to be considered unsafe. Levels from 0 to 50 are considered safe, but at the current moment there are several regions of the United States which have levels that are considered too high. As a resident of Ft. Collins, the air quality index is a nice overall guide incorporating particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and ground level ozone, it does not include one of the main contributing factors to death because of poor air quality, radon gas.
Indoor Air Quality in Ft. Collins
Indoor air quality in Ft. Collins is really all about radon gas. Radon gas is invisible and can enter your Ft. Collins home through a variety of ways. Did you know that three million people die each year because of poor air quality, and that radon gas is one of the main contributors? Unlike some other pollutants, radon gas is invisible, and odorless, meaning that the only way to determine whether or not your home is affected is through radon testing.
More often than not, radon testing results show homes area infested with radon gas. This means that your home could essentially be giving lung cancer to all of its occupants. Taking action as soon as possible can help prevent some of these adverse health risks. It is important to know that radon gas forms naturally in your soil, and among other methods of entry, it may easily enter your home through the foundation.
This is the month of air quality awareness, and the month you need to take action. S.W.A.T. Environmental has decades of experience, and is located right here in Ft. Collins, Colorado to best serve your home with radon mitigation. We have seen nearly every possibility of radon gas, and can create a custom solution for radon mitigation that best suits your Ft. Collins home. Do not delay and put your family at risk of lung cancer or death. Call toll free now for a free quote at 1-800-NO-RADON.
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