air quality

12
Aug

INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND MOLD: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS

Mоld аnd Moisture Suѕсерtіbіlіtу Indoor air ԛuаlіtу (IAQ) is a term rеfеrrіng tо the аіr ԛuаlіtу wіthіn аnd аrоund buіldіngѕ and ѕtruсturеѕ, еѕресіаllу аѕ it rеlаtеѕ tо thе hеаlth and соmfоrt оf buіldіng оссuраntѕ. Indооr аіr quality, lіkе еnеrgу mаnаgеmеnt, is a rеlаtіvеlу уоung іnduѕtrу. In fасt, many of today’s IAQ іѕѕuеѕ ѕtеm from thе еnеrgу-соnѕсіоuѕ buіldіng рrасtісеѕ uѕеd іn

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23
Jul

INDOOR AIR POLLUTION – 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 the average Canadian spends over 90% of his/her time indoors,

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21
Jul

HOW TO IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND REDUCE AIR POLLUTION

HOW TO IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND REDUCE AIR POLLUTION It is obvious that all humans desire to breathe clean air. In a progressively urbanized world, pollution and air quality are essential and hotly debated issues. More often than not, we tend to assume that air pollution is something that we face while outdoors in the form of that yellow

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3
Jul

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 unique concern when it comes to radon present in homes

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25
Jun

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. They are mainly made of oxygen and silicon, but they

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15
Jun

Give-Away to Win One of 10 Radon Measurements

Simon Air Quality Will Be Giving Away 10 Radon Measurements to 10 Lucky Winners!! Start Date: July 1, 2017 End Date: July 31, 2017 Have you always wondered about radon? Curious about what it is and what it does? Maybe you know enough about radon to know you don’t want it harming you or your family.     About Radon

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29
May

Reasons for Home Builders to Consider Radon Reduction Features in New Homes

Reasons for Home Builders to Consider Radon Reduction Features in New Homes Currently there is no law or standard in Ontario, Canada to force home builders to include radon reduction methods during construction of houses, with the exception of three different areas – The Ministry of Municipal Affairs has designated buildings in the following areas to be designed and constructed

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26
May

Efforts Made by the Government to Improve Air Quality

The Efforts Made by the Government to Improve Air Quality Millions of lives seem to be in danger due to the advances in air pollution, not to mention the control and regulation of designated substances like asbestos, lead, radon. Nonetheless, the government is on the lookout to ensure that the quality of air has improved. Some steps that the government

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9
Mar

Radon Testing – Do It Yourself VS Professional Service

So you want to test your home for radon and you are not entirely sure whether it’s best to go out and buy a “do it yourself” home testing kit from the local hardware store like home hardware or home depot, or if you should hire a professional to handle it for you. Well like anything else, there are pluses

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3
Mar

How to 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 explanation. You will often find some labs that offer an interpretation of the mold results, but you have

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