Winter Indoor Air Contamination - Be Aware ... WES COPP

In winter time the air that we breath is often more stagnant and contains less fresh air and more contaminants. Issues that can impact a person's health are contaminants such as the existence of mould. Many times the mould is hidden under and behind various parts of a structure including behind walls and baseboards, under carpets and linoleum and even above ceiling panels and in air spaces that provide supply air to circulating and heating systems.
Some of the categories of detrimental health effects of mould exposure are Irritation, Allergic Reactions, Infection and Toxic Responses.
One of the most common causes of mould spores in a commercial or residential building is a water leak that was not properly dried within 24 hours. Many people do not recognise the opportunity that a water leak creates for mould growth. It isn't until much later when symptoms begin to surface that connections begin to be established.
The most efficient and effective way to ensure your indoor air quality is not being compromised by potentially harmful contamination is to hire a professional to perform testing and analysis and if need be the removal of the affected areas of the dwelling. It could save you months or years of negative health consequences.


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Learn about Indoor Air Quality safety

Our training products on Indoor Air Quality show employees the potentially harmful effects of poor air quality, and will help them prevent, identify and correct air quality problems. Topics covered in these products include:

  • The sources of air contamination.
  • Adhesive/solvent fumes and vehicle exhaust.
  • How a building’s occupants affect indoor air quality.
  • The importance of proper housekeeping.
  • Smoking and secondhand smoke.
  • The use of humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
  • Pollutant pathways, including air ducts and crawlspaces.
  • Heating and air conditioning systems.
  • The signs and symptoms of poor air quality.
  • and more.

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