WHEN WATER IS PRESENT, MOLD CAN BEGIN TO GROW ON CELLULOSE MATERIAL WITHIN 24-48 HOURS
NEARLY 80% OF STRUCTURES BUILT BEFORE 1980 CONTAIN
SOME AMOUNT OF ASBESTOS
APPROXIMATELY 64 MILLION PRE-1978 HOUSING UNITS CONTAIN SOME LEAD-BASED PAINT
ASTHMA AND ALLERGENS STRIKE 1 OUT OF 5 AMERICANS
Molds are found everywhere in nature and frequently indoors as a component of household dust. However, when mold spores are present in large amounts they can pose a health hazard to humans through allergic reactions and respiratory issues. Additionally, some molds also produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals.
The amount of lead-based paint in housing is significant. Approximately 64 million private homes in the United States contain at least some lead-paint. Children living in homes with lead-based paint can become exposed by eating paint chips, chewing on surfaces painted with lead paint or most commonly by ingesting lead-bearing dust.
Unlike fiberglass, asbestos is not a man made fiber. So why is asbestos so dangerous? Unlike other rocks, when asbestos is crushed it does not turn to dust but rather breaks into tiny, sharp fibers that are too small to see. When asbestos is in the air it can get into your body and cause damage to your lungs. There is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Call us today!
Comprehensive and workable plan for the abatement of Lead-Based Paint in privately owned homes: A report to Congress (HUD, 1990b)
Construction Year: 1960-1979
Construction Year: 1940-1959
Construction Year: Before 1940
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