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Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Air Quality in Bloomfield, Michigan

Michigan Indoor Air QualityAir quality is something that we often do not worry about. When we see reports of countries over sees which bellow smog out of large factories, we often assume these problems are confined to these areas. New studies and reports have found that much of the pollution in the air you cannot actually see. What this means, is that there is no way of determining whether or not your Bloomfield home is at a high risk of having poor air quality.

Air quality can be a big determinate in your health. Poor air quality can lead to some serious health risks such as permanent lung damage, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, increased effects of asthma, and even increase of risk of illness by air pollution killing white blood cells in your lungs. Luckily the EPA has actually made a scale for us to determine the overall air quality of a Bloomfield.

Air Quality Index in Bloomfield

The air quality index or AQI, helps sum up the overall air quality of Bloomfield into one single number. The scale goes from 0 to 500, and provides a great idea of the health risks that may be apparent to you if you spend much time outdoors. The AQI can vary on a day to day basis, so it is important to check back often to determine your AQI in Bloomfield.

The AQI calculates air quality based off of particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and ground level ozone. There is also serious consideration about including nitrogen dioxide into the AQI, but it has not been added yet. Another fact to point out is that the AQI does not include radon gas, which is a dangerous gas known to cause lung cancer to Bloomfield residents.

The scale from 0 to 500 which indicates the level of your air quality can be easily determined. Anything below fifty indicates that Bloomfield is safe from any health risks. Levels from 50 to 100 indicate a more dangerous level of pollutants for those with sensitive lungs. The scale increases with 100-150 being an even higher increase of risk. The level of 200 to 300 indicates that everyone should experience some sort of health effect whom is exposed. Levels in excess of 300 are rare, but indicate a dangerously hazardous level of pollutants that effect everyone.

Radon gas, as mentioned previously, is not included in the AQI, meaning that a special test must be done to determine whether or not your Bloomfield home is exposed to this gas. Killing over 20,000 people each year, it only makes sense to test to protect yourself and your family. An air purification system from S.W.A.T. Environmental can greatly reduce the levels of radon gas, as long as reduce the levels of pollutants in your Bloomfield home. Contact us today and see how our air purification systems can have you breathing easy again.

S.W.A.T. Environmental - A Division of Air Quality Control Agency
- West BloomfieldMI48322 USA 
 • 248-626-4552