Archive for October, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Pittsburgh Air Quality Effected

Pittsburgh Indoor Air QualityIf you are living in the Pittsburgh, PA area, then you need to be aware of the dangers of poor air quality in your area. Poor air quality affects millions each year. Did you know that two million people die each year from poor indoor air quality? Protecting your Pittsburgh home is easy this year. It is as simple as calling a toll free number to your local Pittsburgh S.W.A.T. Environmental.

October is air quality awareness month. Before you contact us, we would like to educate you on the dangers, complications, and aspects of Pittsburgh air quality. Pittsburgh air quality is actually being monitored by the EPA. The EPA has created the air quality index which rates the safety of the air you are breathing. On a scale of 0 to 500, zero is the safest, and 500 is the most dangerous.

The air you breath is hopefully below the level of fifty on the air quality index. Unfortunately, as this is being written, there are areas with levels above fifty, which indicate a health risk to the citizens of the area. Pittsburgh residents need to be concerned, because as previously mentioned the number of deaths each year due to poor air quality is astronomical. Permanent lung damage, increase of sickness because of pollutants killing white blood cells in your lungs, increased effects of asthma are all just a few of the symptoms and adverse effects you may experience.

The air quality index measures four factors of ground level ozone, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and particle pollution. The source of many of these pollutants are from vehicles, power plants, burning of oil, forest fires, and other residential and chemical burnings or fires. The level of 300 indicates a hazardous level in which everyone exposed will have adverse health effects, but surprisingly enough, even in the United States, we experience levels above 300.

Radon Gas and Air Quality in Pittsburgh

Radon gas is another air quality issue that Pittsburgh residents should be aware of. Radon comes from the soil, and can occur in nearly any area of the United States. Because it comes from the soil, the location of radon is somewhat random. Radon is odorless, and colorless, so its presence is not always known, which is extremely dangerous because radon gas causes lung cancer.

Radon gas, and poor air quality are affecting your Pittsburgh home, your health, and the health of loved ones around you. Radon testing is the only way to determine whether or not your home contains this horrible gas. Call your local S.W.A.T. Environmental to schedule an appointment to install an air purification system during the month of air quality awareness. You will be hitting two birds with one stone reducing the pollutants in your home, and having radon mitigation. We always offer a free quote, so you have nothing to lose. Take your health into your hands, and contact your Pittsburgh S.W.A.T. Environmental.