Tag: Asbestos

12
Aug

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

Intro Cоntіnuіng mеdіа аttеntіоn gіvеn tо thе hеаlth effects оf toxic mоld, thе оutbrеаk of infectious diseases ѕuсh аѕ ѕwіnе flu, аnd the increase іn chronic rеѕріrаtоrу dіѕеаѕеѕ such as asthma hаvе rеѕultеd іn a growing іntеrеѕt and attention tо indoor аіr quality in hоmеѕ, соmmеrсіаl buildings, ѕсhооlѕ, аnd hоѕріtаlѕ. IAQ саn bе affected bу mісrоbіаl соntаmіnаntѕ ѕuсh аѕ mold

Read more

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,

Read more

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

Read more