Archive for October, 2012
Poor Air Quality in Waukesha, WI
Waukesha residents need to take action during the month of October. October is the month of national air quality awareness. Air quality is the reason for over three million deaths each year. Waukesha, WI residents can protect themselves by taking action, and calling your local S.W.A.T. Environmental to handle all of you air quality needs.
In order to understand air quality, let us take a look at where this threat comes from. For many residents across America, the threat of indoor air quality comes from radon gas. Radon gas can seep into your home through a variety of ways. One fact many people may not know is that occasionally building materials actually give off radon gas. Soil and water supply are two of the main routes of entry for Waukesha, WI homes. Radon gas is radioactive, meaning that lung cancer and other health risks have been associated with it.
Outdoor Air Quality Sources
Outdoor air pollutants come in several forms. The four most important forms to the EPA are ground level ozone, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and particle pollution. The sources of these pollutants are forest fires, burning oil or coal, power plants, vehicle pollution(both from emissions, and the particles that are turned up from vehicles), residential burnings, other forms of burnings, and several other sources.
The EPA is so concerned about these four sources of pollutants for Waukesha residents that the EPA has actually created a scale to report the levels of these pollutants. The scale is known as the air quality index, and reports on a scale from 0 to 500. The scale reports only a score of 0 to 50 as being safe for Waukesha residents to breath. 50 to 100 indicates some health risks. The health risks increase with scale, with anything above 200 being very unhealthy, and above 300 being denoted as hazardous.
Waukesha’s Air Quality
It may shock you to know that at the current moment, not all areas of the United States have safe levels on the air quality index. Known as one of the most advanced countries, our fast production of good and services reaps poor outdoor air quality. Although many of this pollution cannot even be seen, the air quality index is a trusty guide to know what the outdoor air quality is like in the Waukesha area.
This month, Waukesha residents can protect themselves and their families by having a professional contractor install a radon mitigation system. Our radon mitigation systems have proven to reduce radon levels by up to 99% in Waukesha homes. With decades of experience, and the knowledge and certifications needed, we have what it takes to dramatically improve the air quality of your Waukesha, WI home. We always offer a free quote, and you can even call us on our toll free number, 1-800-NO-RADON. Do not delay any longer, and start living comfortably today.
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