Before starting your kitchen remodel or conversion project you should understand and address the various air quality factors that can arise during construction.
Lead can cause serious damage to the brain kidneys, nervous system, and red blood cells. Lead exposure in children can result in delays in physical development, lower IQ levels, shorten attention spans, and increase behavioral problems.
Regardless of what part of the house your remodeling project takes place in, there are good work practices that you can use to help minimize or prevent indoor air and other indoor environmental problems.
Pollutants inside your home are especially dangerous as they are with you through the day and night. Understanding the causes and effects is an important step in mitigating the damage they may cause.
Biological contaminants are all around us—molds, pollen, pet dander, the list is long. However, with a little preventitve maintenece they can be kept at a healthy distance.
Molds are an essential part of the natural environment. The key to keeping mold in check is moisture control.
Once a common element in a wide range of building materials, asbestos is now known to be a serious health risk. Before you start a serious remodel on an older home, study these facts from the Environmental Protection Agency and the American Lung Association.
Asbestos is a serious health risk—and it may be in your home. Educate yourself with this helpful asbestos fact sheet from the Environmental Protection Agency.