Suffering from allergies, headaches, fatigue, or cold and flu like symptoms? It may actually be indoor air pollution, or an environmental toxin. Most environmental toxins are hidden from sight. RTK Environmental investigates a Connecticut home and finds hidden mold in an HVAC unit, and gives advice on other places toxins, like lead and asbestos, can hide.
What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?
Approximately 90% of indoor air quality issues are caused by high levels of VOCs and unhealthy levels of mold spores. VOCs and other toxic fumes can.
Risks from Lead Paint And Contaminated Lead Dust Abound
Approximately 80 percent of homes in the New York Metropolitan area were built before 1978, according to U.S. Census figures. This means that you should be aware that particles from lead paint, which was commonly used in homes before 1978, still pose a health risk throughout the region.