Is old insulation in heating and cooling ductwork hazardous to my respiratory health?

Depending on what the insulation type is and it’s age, this flexible ductwork could create health problems. The ductwork insulation material may be glass fiber or another product such as asbestos containing material. The only way to tell for sure is to have a certified public or industrial health lab test a sample to determine if it is glass fiber, asbestos, or another product. Before taking a sample of the material yourself, to avoid generating a hazard, contact the a …

Pollutants in Homes

The air in your home may be more polluted than outside air. A variety of pollutants exist in different levels in all homes. Examples include carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO) from gas-fueled appliances, radon gas from the soil surrounding and under foundations, formaldehyde from building materials and particulates such as mold and tobacco smoke.  Some of the more common pollutants are listed below along with information about their creation and possible human health concerns.

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