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Fact Sheet on Radon

What is radon? Radon is a radioactive gas occurring naturally as a decay product of radium. As it decays, radon produces new radioactive components called radon daughters or decay products. Radon and radon daughters cannot be recognized by human feelings because they are colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Where does radon come from? Radon arises in the ground and can be located in soil and rocks. As with any gas, radon disperses as it flows along the way of least resistance to the surface of the ground before accessing the atmosphere. Once it enters the atmosphere, radon becomes weakened in the […]

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Monitoring Your Temperature and Humidity

Many of us use thermometers outside the window. Maybe someone also uses them indoors. And how about hygrometers? We always want to know about temperature and humidity conditions outdoors. These two things lead our clothing selections, dictates whether we take a hat or an umbrella that day, and defines how we use our HVAC systems. For some of us, the concern over temperature and humidity continues indoors too, especially if we have sensitive systems and valuables to protect. Read further about the advantages of monitoring temperature and humidity conditions in and around your home, office, and other areas with a […]

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How To Test Indoor Air With DIY Air Quality Testing Kit

Do-it-yourself air quality testing kit types. Why you should need an air quality testing kit I wrote before (read here). Do-it-yourself (DIY) testing kits let you take control of your own environment on your schedule and at a reasonable cost. There are several types of testing kits available on the market each intended to detect different types of pollutants in your environment. There are 5 types of test kits – allergen test kits, mold test kits, formaldehyde test kits, organic vapor test kits and lead test kits. How to use a test kit. DIY testing kits are usually very easy […]

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Air Quality Testing

Air Quality Testing Air pollution hits everyone.  It is impossible to hide from it, even inside your private home.  Here are some facts. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is a bigger health hazard than outdoor air pollution with pollutants being up to 100 times higher indoors. More than a 50 percent of the homes and offices which had tested have poor quality air. Air pollution inside the home can be two to five times higher than outdoor. More than a half of the United States population lives in areas which have unhealthy levels of either ozone […]

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