Unidentified chemical drums discovered during a home inspection might indicate an environmental site contamination hazard. Indoor Environment Test, Diagnosis, Improvement

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Building environmental hazards: this website provides consumer advice on indoor and building related environmental hazard inspection, detection, remediation. These articles explain building indoor environmental hazard inspection, detection, and remediation procedures giving advice from un-biased experts.

Example topics include explanation, testing and remedy procedures for building hazards from: asbestos, mold, IAQ, toxic gases, fiberglass, sewage backups, bacterial hazards, lead, radon, UFFI, noise pollution, oil spills, odors & smells, ozone, other potential building indoor contaminants.

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This page provides an index to key articles about the building indoor environment: hazards, troubleshooting, or contaminant identification, risk assessment, and remediation: as you'll see, hazards in buildings are not limited to the latest worry popularized by the media, such as "black toxic mold".

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To make the indoor environment as safe as we can, it's important to identify and address environmental hazards based on an informed risk-assessment.

Even reading about mold hazards here you'll learn that other indoor molds are far more likely to be a health hazard than the infamous Stachybotrys chartarum seen as ugly black mold on drywall.

You will also find our master index to building environmental topics at the MORE READING links at the bottom of this article or scroll down through the descriptive list of building-related environmental topics discussed at InspectApedia.

The photo at page top shows steel chemical drums that we discovered on a residential property during a home inspection.

Not only did these steel drums raise a question of possible environmental contamination of this site, even worse, they were uphill and close to a stream, raising a still more broad question of area contamination.

Above is a microscope photograph of particles in a dust sample collected in a pottery studio. Some of these dust particles are highly-toxic while others are harmful because of their very small size. [Click to enlarge any image]

See the detailed list of article links listed at the "More Reading" links at the bottom of this article for our full list of environmental topics.

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In these articles we give inspection, testing, and cleanup as well as prevention advice for: Allergens indoor, Animal dander, Asbestos, Carpet dust, Cell Phones, Carbon Monoxide, Disinfectants, Drinking Water, EMF, Electromagnetic Fields, Electrical Hazards, Exteriors of buildings, Fragrances, Fiberglass particles and Fiberglass Insulation, Fiberglass mold contamination, Formaldehyde, Toxic Gases, Hazmat maps, Indoor Air Quality Testing & Improvement, Lead paint, lead in water, MCS, multiple chemical sensitivity, Mold inspection, testing, cleanup, prevention, MVOCs, Odors, Oil Tanks buried/above ground, Pet illness, Rodents mice urine fecals dust, Septic Systems, Sewage spills sewage contamination, Smells & Odors, odor source detection, sewage and septic odors, UFFI or Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation, Water contamination testing and correction.


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