What House Problems Can Cause Sickness?
There are many possible causes of human
illnesses which can be caused by living in a sick house!
We recently performed an online survey asking
over 500 homeowners to choose from a checklist of potential problems that they believe would
indicate a "sick home".
This survey only included numbers from actual
"homeowners" and did not include data from persons renting a home or apartment.
The top 5 indicators of a sick house by the surveyed homeowners are presented
below in order of data reported:
Mold - People are more aware of mold related
issues in the home than ever before. Mold growth may be prevelant in many homes and is found in over
50% of residential air conditioning coil plenums throughout the
U.S. Mold is believed to be found in the walls of over 84% of houses
in the U.S. alone due to leaking window frames, door jambs and/or roofs. Other common areas to find
mold growth in the typical house is the refrigerator condensation pan, shower or tub surfaces and
window sills. Certain mold species are toxic and more likely to cause mold related health issues such
as skin rashes, dust allergies, asthmatic episodes or respiratory distress.
Household Dust - A house with extensive amounts of household dust is
actually a very good indicator of poor indoor air quality in the home. This is because household dust
may consist of many airborne contaminants known to cause allergies and asthma symptoms. Some of the
most common contaminants found in "household dust" include insect parts, mold spores,
bacteria particles, skin flakes, dustmite feces, pesticide residuals and food particles. The
smaller the dust particle, the more likely it is to cause a health reaction such as upper respiratory
distress, allergies or asthma.
Household Chemicals - Chemical residues from the use of household chemicals is a
common cause of human illnesses in the home. Vapors or fumes produced when using chemical sprays or
chemical aerosols is a very common complaint relating to acute coughing episodes. Most people are
unaware that proper gloves and respirators should be worn when using many household chemical
products which could prevent skin irritations and respiratory distress. In addition, the manner in
which these chemicals are stored may also lead to creating sick house symptoms.
- While radon gas may cause lung cancer in exposed individuals, it is not
a common airborne contaminant in the typical U.S. home. The E.P.A. states that radon is the second
leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every
year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. However, this doesn't
mean that radon may be found in your home. It is important to determine if your state or region
believed to have higher concentrations of radon. Please refer to Radon Map
for more information.
Controlling Sick House Problems Requires a Proven
You can drastically reduce pollutant particles by implementing a
good system for their removal and control. The T.E.A.M. (Total Environmental Approach Methodology)
system can turn sick houses into indoor havens starting in the first seven days. Click Here to obtain this proven system for your own home.
The methods and techniques shared in this valuable book are based on 25 plus years of
research and works with just about any housing structure anywhere in the world! The Sick House Solution formula is a simple step-by-step system
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