If you don’t get your property checked by H2 Environmental, what are the risks?

Posted on January 9, 2015 in Blog

If you don’t get your property checked by H2 Environmental, what are the risks?Whether you decide not to get your property evaluated by H2 Environmental because you don’t want to spend the money on it, don’t have time to get it checked, or whatever other reason, it’s important to know what the potential risks are, depending on various hazardous substances that could be present in the air, soil, or structure itself. Here are the top 4 hazardous materials found in residential and commercial properties across the US and their effects.

Let’s start with mold. As mentioned in this previous blog post called Mold FAQ (http://www.h2environmental.com/mold-faq/), mold has many health risks, including allergic symptoms such as headache, sneezing, coughing, and sinus problems. For those with asthma, attacks could be more frequent and continued exposure to toxic mold could lead to a development of more severe respiratory problems.

Then there’s soil contamination caused by DETX, metals (especially lead), PNAs, priority pollutants, and volatile organics, exposure to which could lead to birth defects, cancer, sicknesses, and even death. Definitely not something you want to mess around with or ignore.

Abestos is also another common pollutant of homes and business buildings, since it was used as insulation from the 1940s until 1978. Expose leads to chronic illnesses such as mesothelioma and even lung cancer. Learn more about the importance of asbestos testing here: http://www.h2environmental.com/importance-asbestos-testing/

Lastly, lead is found in so many homes and business properties before the 1970s. Children are often exposed to high levels of lead when paint chips off the walls, doorways, and windowsills and is picked up and ingested. Adults are often exposed through lead dust that floats through the air, unseen to the naked eye. Lead poisoning, according to the Mayo Clinic, can severely affect mental and physical development, and potentially even be fatal. Brain development can be delayed, and the kidneys and nervous system can be damaged as a result of high levels of lead in the body. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lead-poisoning/basics/complications/con-20035487

 

Do yourself and your loved ones a favor—make getting your home or business property checked by H2 Environmental a priority, for the sake of everyone’s health. It’s so worth it.