You often hear about the dangers to our environment and health from outdoor pollutants such as carbon monoxide, lead, ozone, and sulfur but little is mentioned about the condition of the air inside our homes. Even in today’s fast paced society, we still spend a great a deal of time at our homes and poor indoor air quality can pose serious health risks over time. In fact, the air inside our homes can often be more contaminated than the outdoor air in some major cities. There are many common pollutants found inside homes that are can degrade indoor air quality. Contact us now for professional indoor air quality testing throughout Maryland, Delaware, and Washington D.C.
Unless you were born yesterday, you probably know that asbestos is extremely harmful. Although building materials haven’t contained asbestos fibers in nearly 40 years, there are still many homes that have not had asbestos containing materials removed. Asbestos in its natural and unsettled form is relatively harmless but it poses a concern wants the fibers are disturbed and enter the air. Prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to severe respiratory issues. Read more about asbestos.
Smoking has the potential to be lethal to the smoker but it also can be deadly those who live in the same residence. Tobacco smoke contains a plethora of harmful chemicals that can lead to lung cancer, heart disease, and eventually death. Secondhand smoke around children is especially dangerous as it can lead to respiratory issues, pneumonia, and can cause asthma to develop.
The most dangerous thing about radon is the fact that it is radioactive, naturally occurring, colorless, and odorless. It is commonly found in soil all over the United States and infiltrates homes through cracks in the foundation and drains. It is not well publicized, but radon exposure kills over 20,000 people a year due to the development of lung cancer. In fact, the only thing that causes more cases of lung cancer in the US is smoking. Read more radon.
Biological pollutants can cause allergic reactions when their levels are high in a home. Mold, pet dander, dust, and airborne bacteria can cause issues that range from slightly irritating to severe.
At MD Mold Testing, we provide professional and thorough indoor air quality testing throughout the Mid Atlantic including Maryland, Delaware, and Washington D.C. Don’t wait for any issues to arise and contact us now for same day service.