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Why the Winter Affects Radon Levels

Cold weather in the winter affects radon levels. Cold weather increases the amount of warm air that is escaping from your house through vents or drafty windows. This escape of air causes a vacuum inside the home. If the air in your home is under negative pressure,...

Colorado the Beautiful and Deadly

Over the last decade, Colorado has had a massive increase in people moving here. Either for the mountainous views, multi-culture city, or the legalization of marijuana, Denver has become a hot spot for people across the U.S. Although there are many pros for moving...

Symptoms of Lead Poisoning

Symptoms of lead poisoning are varied. They may affect many parts of the body. Most of the time, lead poisoning builds up slowly. It follows repeated exposures to small quantities of lead. Lead toxicity is rare after a single exposure or ingestion of lead. Signs of...

Your Pets and Lead Poisoning

Common Signs and Effects Dogs and cats with lead poisoning most commonly show neurological and gastrointestinal signs. They may have loss of appetite, behavior changes, tremors and seizures. Any of these signs should spark a call to your veterinarian. Chronic lead...

Is Your Family in Danger?

Radon Can Cause Cancer Radon breaks down into radioactive particles that can cause cancer when inhaled. These radioactive particles can damage the cells in our lungs and increase the risk of lung cancer. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. It...

Where Can Radon Enter Your Home

The EPA lists the following ways that radon can get into buildings: Cracks in solid floors and walls Construction joints Gaps in suspended floors Gaps around service pipes Cavities inside walls The water supply Radon in Soil Radon gets into the indoor air primarily...

Asbestos and Renovation Projects

DIY and Home Renovation Projects A “third wave of asbestos exposure” has gained attention in recent decades, and has the potential to threaten populations not typically associated with the toxin.  This “third-wave” refers to an exposure that results from asbestos that...

Radon in Real estate

What information is available regarding radon and real estate transactions? The EPA publication Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon details several aspects related to radon testing during real estate transactions. You can find information on radon, the protocols...

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