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Is your home a healthy home?  All of us have heard about the problems of our outdoor air pollution---smog, smokestacks, and the emissions from the vehicles.  Indoor air pollution has been in the news over the past decade that most people have probably heard of that too. 

What people might not know about the indoor air pollution is that the risks to health may be greater from indoor air pollution (we spend about 90 percent of the time inside our homes), than outdoors.  Although some levels from the individual pollutants might not post a risk to some, but considering homes have more than one source that can contribute to the indoor air pollution...then the cumulativ effect would be more serious issues.

Mold grows in places where moisture levels are too high, such as inadequatley ventilated bathrooms, damp sheetrock walls, carpets, HVAC systems, etc.  If there is the correct breading house for the molds, they will grow.  It is so very important if there is any type of water intrusion whether it be from broken pipes, roofs, carpets, or there is condensation in the HVAC ducts, it should be attended to right away.  Molds will grow if areas are not dryed out throughly between the 24-48 or so hour periods stated by many professionals.  

"This means for buildings owners and facility managers is if your buildings are damp (hav4e moisture or water intrusion problems), your buildings can support indoor mold growth and the people living, working or going to school in your buildings have a higher potential risk for developing asthma, or illness from these toxins.  

Be aware of what type of environment you are living in whether it be your home, apartment, condo, or your workplace and the school that your children attend.  After all, this is you and your family's health we are talking about.  Molds pose serious health effects, and can be life threatening.   

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