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The Damaging Health Effects of Lead

Posted on May 29, 2014 in Blog

Health Effects of LeadWhile there have been changes in the rules and regulations for many products today, there is still a risk of lead poisoning. Because it was used in products such as paint and gasoline in years past, it is still around in older homes and structures. Even the soil surrounding the structure could become contaminated from the lead exposure. Unfortunately, this can pose a health risk to any individuals living in the home, and particularly to young children or those who are in poor health to begin with. It is important to understand the health effects that come as a result of lead poisoning so that you will see the urgency of having it abated.

In Children

Health effects that come as a result of lead poisoning in children can often be more severe because the children are still developing. Their blood brain barrier is not fully ready to keep harmful chemicals from damaging the brain before age six. Because kids are known for putting things in their mouths, not washing their hands, and playing in the dirt, they are at high risk for poisoning…


Why Is It Important to Have Mold Remedied Quickly?

Posted on May 24, 2014 in Blog

Mold Remedied If you suspect that you have mold in your home, or if you know it because you’ve seen it, it is essential that you have it removed immediately. What many home owners do not realize is that many types of mold are actually causing harm to the overall health and wellbeing of their family, in addition to the damage it is doing to the structure of the home.

At AQHI Inc. we offer mold remediation services that include removing materials and surfaces, washing with a biocide solution, vacuuming correctly, sealing, purifying, and dehumidifying the environment. With such an extensive regimen, we are able to remove the mold from where it does not belong. The following will outline why this is such an important process to have done immediately when you notice a problem.

 Health Effects

Unfortunately, there are many molds that will actually take up residency in a human’s lungs. While it can be treated eventually, the source of the mold will need to be eliminated first, or in line with the treatment. Some common health effects that occur as a result…