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Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Air Quality in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, CO Indoor Air QualityColorado Springs, CO residents are celebrating air quality awareness month. For this month, people nationwide are educating themselves on the dangers of poor air quality, and taking action against it. While you may think there is no way you can change the air quality of the world we live in, you can easily improve the air quality of your Colorado Springs home.

To break it down simply, there are two types of air quality residents should be concerned about in Colorado Springs. The first type is outdoor air quality. While outdoor air quality is dangerous, it is important to know that every year 2 million people die from poor indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality may come from several sources, but we have found the most dangerous source to be radon gas.

Outdoor Air Quality in Colorado Springs

The EPA has created an index to value the level of pollutants in the Colorado Springs area by summarizing the levels of four major pollutants into one single number. The pollutants measured are carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, particle pollution, and ground level ozone. The levels of these can range from 0 to 500 on the scale commonly known as the air quality index.

While this is a fairly large scale for accurate readings, you should know that anything above fifty indicates a health risk for Colorado Springs residents. The scale only increases with higher tolls to your health and the environment with a larger number. While it may seem crazy, the United States normally experiences levels above two hundred several times each year.

Indoor Air Quality of Colorado Springs

The real danger for Colorado Springs residents is indoor air quality. As many of us spend most of our time in our homes, breathing in dangerous gas can cause severe long term effects. Radon gas is one of the main causes of this poor health. Naturally occurring, radon forms from radium breaking down in the soil underneath your Colorado Springs home. This radon will seep into your home through the foundation, or enter through a number of other entrances.

As no one tests for it, radon can actually even form from building materials. Granite countertops are a common source for this intrusive gas. The EPA has done studies which have proven that radon causes lung cancer, and without proper mitigation techniques, you are exposing yourself and your family to this life taking gas.

S.W.A.T. Environmental has decades of radon mitigation experience. We also have the certifications and knowledgeable staff to answer your questions, and more importantly dramatically reduce the radon levels of your home. We have techniques proven to reduce levels in Colorado Springs homes by as much as 99%. During this month of air quality awareness call us up for a free quote, and take a grip on your family’s health with a brand new radon mitigation system from S.W.A.T. Environmental.

S.W.A.T. Environmental - A Division of Air Quality Control Agency
- Colorado SpringsCO80919 USA 
 • 719-632-5900