Archive for October, 2012
Milwaukee Air Quality
October is national Air Quality Awareness Month, meaning during this month, Milwaukee residents should educate themselves, and take action against poor air quality. Milwaukee may seem like a place that is not at the same risk level of other regions, but poor air quality can happen in all of the United States, and even occur in areas where there are no power plants or heavy traffic.
What type of air pollution am I referring to? There are two main types of pollution, indoor and outdoor. One of the major causes of indoor pollution is radon gas. Radon gas is known to kill 22,000 each year nationally. Milwaukee residents must be on high alert for radon gas, as it can occur anywhere in which uranium is present. Uranium breaks down to form radon in the soil beneath your home. The radon gas can seep through your Milwaukee home’s foundation, and into your living area. Although the soil is the most common area for radon gas, it may also enter through the water supply or several other areas.
Outdoor Air Quality in Milwaukee
Outdoor air quality is a serious health concern killing over 1 million each year. It is hard not to mention that the outdoor air quality contributes to the nearly two million deaths each year because of indoor air quality. There are four major concerns of outdoor air quality. These are poor ground level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. The source of these pollutants are forest fires, vehicle pollution, power plants, burning of oil or coal, residential burning, and several other sources.
While you may feel that outdoor air quality does not affect you because you stay indoors, it still can get inside. The way to mitigate this problem is with proper ventilation of an air purification system. S.W.A.T. Environmental has provided quality service for decades, reducing the air pollutants, and radon gas from Milwaukee homes with proven methods.
If you want to instantaneously view the air quality of the Milwaukee area, the EPA has created the air quality index which summarizes the air quality in a number from 0 to 500. 0 to 50 indicates a safe level of air quality, but anything above 50 indicates some health risks. If you notice the air quality index displaying levels above 50, you should stay inside to avoid these health risks.
Radon gas and pollutants are a real concern. Do not keep risking your family’s health by letting radon gas or poor air quality to enter your lungs. A proper air purification system can prevent this, and may be more affordable than you think. We have the certifications and years of experience to get the job done correctly. We offer a free quote, so you have nothing to lose. Take action during the month of air quality awareness, and contact your local Milwaukee S.W.A.T. Environmental.
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