Archive for October, 2012
Air Quality Suffers
Whether you are familiar with the serious health risks associated with poor air quality, or not, it is never too late to learn. A shocking statistic that many of NY residents find out is that two million people die each year from poor air quality. This means that without a proper treatment to your home, you are potentially putting yourself and your family at a high risk of death, permanent lung damage, along with milder side effects associated with pollution. An additional million plus perish each year because of poor outdoor air quality.
How do so many people perish each year from poor air quality alone? It is alarming that so many people die from the quality of the air, especially in the year of 2012. White blood cells in your lungs can be killed by pollution that is inhaled, meaning that your body has a greatly increased risk of developing disease or sickness, as white blood cells are what protects your body from infections, and illness.
Radon and Air Quality in
Air quality is effected by many pollutants, but one pollutant to be especially aware of is radon gas. Radon gas is known to cause death from lung cancer for more than 20,000 people each year. The cause of radon gas is the breaking down of uranium in the soil beneath your home. Once radon gas forms, it can enter your home through the foundation. Radon gas can also enter through your water supply, and may even be in the building materials of your home. Affecting roughly one out of every fifteen homes means that there is a good chance that you are living in a home that is causing lung cancer.
In order to get a good idea of the levels of pollutants, the EPA has created something known as the air quality index, or the AQI. The AQI is great for determining the overall rating of the pollution outdoors in the region. The AQI evaluates levels of ground level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and particle pollution to create a rating from 0 to 500 for each region of the United States. Any rating between zero and fifty indicates a safe level without major air pollution. Unfortunately, each year areas of the United States experience levels in excess of two hundred or three hundred, indicating a hazardous level known to cause health risks.
Take control of the air quality in your New York home today. Have a professional install an air purification system with S.W.A.T. Environmental today to improve the air quality in your home. Our professionals are certified in the latest processes, and we have proven methods that are known to reduce radon gas levels by as much as 99%. Protect your family from these dangerous gas levels with an air purification system during air quality awareness month.