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by Susana · November 11, 2014

Mold: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Thousands are exposed to air pollution every day and the increase of urbanization pose a risk for lung cancer development.In addition, for researchers air pollution is hard to study because it is a mixture of many components. The main sources of air pollution include nitrogen dioxide, ozone gas and carbon monoxide. However, our indoor environment can also be a cloud of pollution. According to pollutionissues.com, "Mold pollution is the growth of molds in a building resulting in damage to or the destruction of the structure itself and adverse health effects on the buildings occupants." Ten percent of the nation's buildings suffer from mold pollution and those who are more sensitive can suffer from respiratory complications.

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we wanted to share some facts on how mold can affect your indoor air quality:

MOLD IS A GROWING PROBLEM

  • Building dampness and mold raised the risk of a variety of respiratory and asthma related health outcomes by 30-50 percent.
  • Approximately 4.6 million cases are estimated to be attributed to dampness and mold exposure in the home.
  • Mold is a growing problem in many schools and more and more schools are suffering with mold problems.
  • Mold needs moisture and will likely grow in ceiling tiles, wall paneling and in fabric.
  • Failure to clean mold, can become an indoor environmental hazard and can cause multi million dollar lawsuits.

Keeping the air indoors clean is also important because we can control it.Replenishing your environment with clean air is our top priority when we partner with our clients. Take action to fight for healthier air outdoors and indoors. Visit our website for more information on the services we provide to clean mold.

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