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Indoor air quality and radon levels should be on home inspection lists

By Robert Hof

Person in gas mask OK – maybe this image is a bit over the top but air quality inside our homes is something many of us  rarely think about – Robert

           

 From the National Post

The air inside your home plays a huge role in the way you and the rest of your family feel on a day-to-day basis. Most of us worry about the air quality outside. We have smog advisories, air quality alerts, and it seems like every day I see something in the news about pollution or gas emissions. But you want to know the hard facts? The air inside your home can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside. In some cases, it’s 100 times worse! We are constantly exposed to pollution, toxins, pesticides, gases — even radon. Most of the time, these things get diluted into the outside air. But they can also find their way into our homes through tiny cracks in foundation walls and floors, through unfinished floors, windows, sumps, vents or gaps around pipes and drains.

Full article –http://tinyurl.com/mb2zdbn

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