Archive for October, 2012
Beckley’s Air Quality Broken Down
Beckley, WV is known for its beautiful, mountain, scenic landscape. Unfortunately, Beckley is also known for poor air quality. Air quality can be broken down into to main sources; indoor and outdoor. While many Beckley residents may feel that their indoor air quality is sufficient, often they are wrong.
Radon gas may seep into any Beckley, WV home without a notice. Radon is often referred to as the silent killer as it cannot be seen, or smelt. Killing 22,000 each year in America alone, it is easy to see why S.W.A.T. Environmental is growing so rapidly by providing excellent service throughout the Beckley, WV area.
Radon gas can ruin the air quality of your Beckley, WV home by seeping in through the foundation. As uranium naturally breaks down in your soil, radon gas forms and can enter your Beckley home. Although soil is one of the most common entryways for radon, radon may also enter through the water supply, or even your building materials.
Outdoor Air Quality in Beckley
Although indoor air quality kills an astounding 2 million each year, outdoor air quality is also a major issue. Outdoor air quality kills in excess of 1 million every single year. Luckily, the EPA has created a scale for us to quickly view the air quality in Beckley. On a scale of 0 to 500, there are many levels allowing you to accurately pinpoint the overall risk quickly.
Any level between 0 and 50 indicates a safe range of air quality. The danger starts at 51. Any level above 50 is dangerous, and the health risks only increase with the number. At the current moment, there are several areas in the United States with levels above 50. We have even seen levels in excess of 300, indicating a completely hazardous level in which everyone will experience health effects.
Sources of Pollution, and Solutions in Beckley
Beckley residents experience pollution from a variety of ways. The air quality index which the EPA has created measures four particular pollutants. Carbon monoxide, particle pollution, ground level ozone, and sulfur dioxide are the four pollutants. The main sources are forest fires, vehicle pollution, power plants, and burning of oil or coal. Although these pollutants are mentioned, it is important to remember that there are many other pollutants and sources; take radon gas for example.
Whether your threat is the intrusion of these pollutants, or radon gas, S.W.A.T. Environmental has a solution for you. With decades of experience providing quality radon mitigation and air purification, we can improve the air quality of your home. We have the certifications and experience to handle any air quality problem from any source. You can call us toll free for a free quote on radon mitigation or air purification at 1-800-NO-RADON. Do not hesitate, and take action for the sake of your family’s health and safety.
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