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March 14, 2019

Radon Risk in Bend Oregon Homes

Since radon is a by-product of disintegrating rock, it is more likely to be present in rocky areas or where subterranean rock formations are known to exist, especially granite.

graphics4During a natural geologic process, rock becomes fractured and small amounts of radon are emitted. Because radon is a gas that ...

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Feb. 27, 2019

Radon in Homes

What is Radon?  Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is naturally present in our atmosphere. This radioactive gas is a byproduct of disintegrating rock in the ground. As the rock splits and crumbles, it releases radon gas into the air. The half-life of radon is 3.8 ...

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Feb. 22, 2019

Cleaning Up Lead-Based Paint Problems in Bend Homes

Bend Oregon real estate brokers have a responsibility to inform their client about lead clean up. - If testing identifies the presence of lead in paint, there are various remedial options available. It should first be noted that if the lead-based paint is in good condition and not on a surface ...

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Feb. 13, 2019

Lead Exposure in Homes

graphics7If exposure to lead is suspected, then a blood-screening test can determine the level of lead in the blood. The amount of lead in the blood is expressed as micrograms per deciliter (ug/dl). It is estimated that the general population of the United States had a lead blood level ...

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Feb. 12, 2019

The Effects of Lead in Bend Homes

graphics3The effects of lead on human health have been known for years. The Greeks even suspected that it was a poison. The scientific community has known for years that high levels of lead ingestion or inhalation may be the basis of many serious health problems. Recent studies have shown that ...

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Feb. 11, 2019

Lead in Bend Oregon Homes

For centuries, lead was used in many products. The Greeks and Romans used lead in making pottery. Some historians have attributed the decline of the Roman Empire in part to lead poisoning. Lead was even used in medicines in early Greece and other ancient cultures. More recently, lead was used ...

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Feb. 9, 2019

Hazards of Asbestos in Homes

Many homeowners in Bend do not realize the serious health related risks of asbestos exposure. They will simply reason that a one-time removal of asbestos containing materials from their house cannot pose that great of a risk. Although no governmental agency can prevent a homeowner from doing his/her own ...

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Feb. 7, 2019

Older Homes in Bend

Older Homes in Bend Oregon

Asbestos describes six naturally occurring fibrous materials found in rock formations. Of the general group, the minerals amosite, chrysotile, and crocidolite have been commonly used in building materials. These minerals are primarily found in Eastern Europe, South America, Africa, the United States, and Canada. Much ...

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Feb. 6, 2019

Drinking Water in Your Bend Home

Bend Oregon has pure water!!

No water is naturally pure. In nature, all water contains some impurities. As water flows in streams, sits in lakes, and filters through layers of soil and rock in the ground, it dissolves and absorbs the substances it touches. Some of these substances are harmless ...

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Feb. 5, 2019

Mold in Bend Homes Possible

The Biology of Fungi

Mold and Fungi can be found in Bend Oregon homes.  It can be found almost everywhere, both indoors and out, molds and fungi are simple organisms. Micro fungi are only visible through a microscope. Plaster and wood-rotting fungi are known as macro fungi because ...

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Posted in Bend Oregon, fungi, homes, mold