Top 10 Considerations Before Moving
move decision is a major consideration when relocating. You can drastically affect the "How To Be Healthy"
quotient if you first consider the location to which you move to. If you are considering a move and need help
evaluating a potential location, please use the following points from the book Indoor Air: Risks and Remedies by
* Additional notes added by the Sick House Doctor are depicted in
1. Locate in
a city, town or country that has minimal air pollution. Preferably one with the least
amount of industry which may pollute the air.
your new residence on a hill rather than in a valley, where pollution is more apt to
3. Do not
locate near a roads, bridges, major highway or a traffic intersection.
4. Do not
locate near a railroad which may carry hazardous materials.
5. Do not
locate near an airfield or airport. Airplans not only stir up much pollution but there
are also allowed to dump fuel over the surroundings areas in emergency landing
away from any stagnant waterways. This would also include small ponds, rivers and
creeks which have stagnant water present which could elevate mold levels in your immediate
7. If moving
to a city, ask to review an air quality record of the past several years. These are
available for viewing in the local Environmental Affairs office of most cities or
near a park, near a forest or within a natural setting. However, it is also important
to make sure their are no stagnant water areas present.
municipal water quality records. These are available for viewing in the local
Environmental Affairs office of most cities or towns.
buying a property, get soils, radon and water testing performed. Check reference
carefully before hiring a testing contractor.
In addition, I would also add that you should consider
checking for the presence lead paint dust before buying an older property built prior to 1978. It is also
recommended that you check for the presence of dead mold spores within any property you are considering
purchasing, especially if it has had any type of water leak in the
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