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"Is Your House Making You Sick" Article

September 1st, 2012 10:28 PM by Dan Howard

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The answer might be yes. Mold, radon, asbestos, pesticides, formaldehyde, cleaning chemicals, artificial fragrances, combustion gases and a host of other contaminants can all lead to serious health issues. At least one of these potential health risks and maybe more are likely in your home.

22 year old Lindsey of East Liverpool Ohio is one of countless thousands of people across the country that knows a home can make you sick. The World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency call it “sick building syndrome.”

Stories like Lindsey’s are serious, life changing and too common. We have changed the way we build, heat, insulate, seal, clean and furnish a home which puts us at a higher risk.

Lindsy explains what happened to her: “I would get really shaky. I’d have muscle weakness at times and couldn’t stand up and there is an ongoing list of symptoms.”

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Posted by Dan Howard on September 1st, 2012 10:28 PM



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