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Don’t Test For Radon in Your Home – Until You Read This and Do it Right

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Radon is a lethal gas and the more we get some answers concerning it….the more hazardous it truly is. At this moment the D.E.P has Radon as the second driving reason for cellular breakdown in the lungs in the United States. Before you know it medical coverage organizations will require you have your home tested for Radon before they safeguard you. In the event that you have never tested your home you should it’s past the point of no return.

Before you do your at home radon testing there are a few hints you need to know.

See…I’m a broadly ensured home monitor and I do Radon testing as an extra help for my home assessment business. Here I will share a portion of my tips for best testing results.

The simplest method to begin is by saying….fresh air is the foe of Radon.

What this means….is the more proficient your home is….the higher the odds of high Radon levels. More seasoned more wasteful homes let in more natural air from more established windows, terrible entryway seals, more fragile foundations…..even these modest quantities of outside air into the home can radically bring down your homes radon levels.

The greatest tip I can offer to get the best asbestos air quality testing is if your going to play out a home radon test you need to test totally stale air. This means “shut home conditions” its a term proficient testers use to depict a home that has been empty or no windows, entryways, vents, radiators and ac’s have not been run inside the most recent 24 hours.

Doing this will almost ensure more exact outcomes than putting the test under lived in conditions. With individuals opening windows, closing entryways and running apparatuses it moves air in the home and adds outside air into the home. The more natural air moving into the home the lower your homes radon levels. This is the main tip to get from this article. In the event that your going to pay the cash and lead the test you need to do it right…and shut home conditions is the best approach.

Do You Really Need an Air Purifier

So you have heard a ton about air quality recently and some good natured people have revealed to you that you ought to put resources into your own air purifier. Be that as it may, how would you decide whether you truly need one? All things considered, above all else is to decide how long you spend inside. Did you realize that the normal American invests about 90% of their energy inside? The additional time you spend inside, the more you are straightforwardly presented to indoor air contamination.

Indoor air contamination can straightforwardly influence your wellbeing and the strength of your family. Indeed, this contamination has been connected to asthma, insusceptible framework issues, birth deserts, exorbitant sleepiness or weariness, migraines, bothersome eyes, nose and throat. Presently you probably won’t have issues with all the abovementioned, truth be told a great many people wouldn’t have each indication. However, on the off chance that you experience the ill effects of any of them, it could be an ideal opportunity to think about tidying up the air inside your home and office.

Assuming you are as yet uncertain, consider having an air quality test performed. Having an air quality test performed is less complex than you may might suspect. You can even request a pack that will permit you to play out the test all alone. Or then again in the event that you like, you can have an expert come out and test the air nature of your home or office. You can be ensured of exact outcomes thusly.

A weatherized grand slams the danger of catching more toxins in the home as the air isn’t traded as frequently through outside air going into the house. While this advantages the property holder as far as productivity, it can prompt awkward day to day environments inside the house. Homes like this can profit extraordinarily from an air purging framework.

The air channels accessible today are exceptionally productive at fighting air contamination inside your home or office. The producer brand and the model that you at last choose to buy will be dictated by the size of the space you need to refine. Notwithstanding the size, you will need to consider any extra natural factors that the space has. Things like pets, expanded openness to residue and soil, and other comparable contemplations. Most frameworks are not difficult to keep up with, and have somewhat hands free cleaning and support.

It is dependent upon you to utilize this data and settle on the choice that is best for you and your family. Think about making the interest in your own air purifier.

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An ambassador and trained facilitator under Eco Femme (a social enterprise working towards menstrual health in south India), Sanjina is also an active member of the MHM Collective- India and Menstrual Health Alliance- India. She has conducted Menstrual Health sessions in multiple government schools adopted by Rotary District 3240 as part of their WinS project in rural Bengal. She has also delivered training of trainers on SRHR, gender, sexuality and Menstruation for Tomorrow’s Foundation, Vikramshila Education Resource Society, Nirdhan trust and Micro Finance, Tollygunj Women In Need, Paint It Red in Kolkata.

Now as an MH Fellow with YKA, she’s expanding her impressive scope of work further by launching a campaign to facilitate the process of ensuring better menstrual health and SRH services for women residing in correctional homes in West Bengal. The campaign will entail an independent study to take stalk of the present conditions of MHM in correctional homes across the state and use its findings to build public support and political will to take the necessary action.

Saurabh has been associated with YKA as a user and has consistently been writing on the issue MHM and its intersectionality with other issues in the society. Now as an MHM Fellow with YKA, he’s launched the Right to Period campaign, which aims to ensure proper execution of MHM guidelines in Delhi’s schools.

The long-term aim of the campaign is to develop an open culture where menstruation is not treated as a taboo. The campaign also seeks to hold the schools accountable for their responsibilities as an important component in the implementation of MHM policies by making adequate sanitation infrastructure and knowledge of MHM available in school premises.

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Harshita is a psychologist and works to support people with mental health issues, particularly adolescents who are survivors of violence. Associated with the Azadi Foundation in UP, Harshita became an MHM Fellow with YKA, with the aim of promoting better menstrual health.

Her campaign #MeriMarzi aims to promote menstrual health and wellness, hygiene and facilities for female sex workers in UP. She says, “Knowledge about natural body processes is a very basic human right. And for individuals whose occupation is providing sexual services, it becomes even more important.”

Meri Marzi aims to ensure sensitised, non-discriminatory health workers for the needs of female sex workers in the Suraksha Clinics under the UPSACS (Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society) program by creating more dialogues and garnering public support for the cause of sex workers’ menstrual rights. The campaign will also ensure interventions with sex workers to clear misconceptions around overall hygiene management to ensure that results flow both ways.

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MH Fellow Sabna comes with significant experience working with a range of development issues. A co-founder of Project Sakhi Saheli, which aims to combat period poverty and break menstrual taboos, Sabna has, in the past, worked on the issue of menstruation in urban slums of Delhi with women and adolescent girls. She and her team also released MenstraBook, with menstrastories and organised Menstra Tlk in the Delhi School of Social Work to create more conversations on menstruation.

With YKA MHM Fellow Vineet, Sabna launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society. As a start, the campaign aims to begin conversations on menstrual health with five hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi through offline platforms, and through this community mobilise support to create Period Friendly Institutions out of educational institutes in the city.

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A student from Delhi School of Social work, Vineet is a part of Project Sakhi Saheli, an initiative by the students of Delhi school of Social Work to create awareness on Menstrual Health and combat Period Poverty. Along with MHM Action Fellow Sabna, Vineet launched Menstratalk, a campaign that aims to put an end to period poverty and smash menstrual taboos in society.

As a start, the campaign aims to begin conversations on menstrual health with five hundred adolescents and youth in Delhi through offline platforms, and through this community mobilise support to create Period Friendly Institutions out of educational institutes in the city.

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A native of Bhagalpur district – Bihar, Shalini Jha believes in equal rights for all genders and wants to work for a gender-equal and just society. In the past she’s had a year-long association as a community leader with Haiyya: Organise for Action’s Health Over Stigma campaign. She’s pursuing a Master’s in Literature with Ambedkar University, Delhi and as an MHM Fellow with YKA, recently launched ‘Project अल्हड़ (Alharh)’.

She says, “Bihar is ranked the lowest in India’s SDG Index 2019 for India. Hygienic and comfortable menstruation is a basic human right and sustainable development cannot be ensured if menstruators are deprived of their basic rights.” Project अल्हड़ (Alharh) aims to create a robust sensitised community in Bhagalpur to collectively spread awareness, break the taboo, debunk myths and initiate fearless conversations around menstruation. The campaign aims to reach at least 6000 adolescent girls from government and private schools in Baghalpur district in 2020.

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A psychologist and co-founder of a mental health NGO called Customize Cognition, Ritika forayed into the space of menstrual health and hygiene, sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights and gender equality as an MHM Fellow with YKA. She says, “The experience of working on MHM/SRHR and gender equality has been an enriching and eye-opening experience. I have learned what’s beneath the surface of the issue, be it awareness, lack of resources or disregard for trans men, who also menstruate.”

The Transmen-ses campaign aims to tackle the issue of silence and disregard for trans men’s menstruation needs, by mobilising gender sensitive health professionals and gender neutral restrooms in Lucknow.

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A Computer Science engineer by education, Nitisha started her career in the corporate sector, before realising she wanted to work in the development and social justice space. Since then, she has worked with Teach For India and Care India and is from the founding batch of Indian School of Development Management (ISDM), a one of its kind organisation creating leaders for the development sector through its experiential learning post graduate program.

As a Youth Ki Awaaz Menstrual Health Fellow, Nitisha has started Let’s Talk Period, a campaign to mobilise young people to switch to sustainable period products. She says, “80 lakh women in Delhi use non-biodegradable sanitary products, generate 3000 tonnes of menstrual waste, that takes 500-800 years to decompose; which in turn contributes to the health issues of all menstruators, increased burden of waste management on the city and harmful living environment for all citizens.

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A former Assistant Secretary with the Ministry of Women and Child Development in West Bengal for three months, Lakshmi Bhavya has been championing the cause of menstrual hygiene in her district. By associating herself with the Lalana Campaign, a holistic menstrual hygiene awareness campaign which is conducted by the Anahat NGO, Lakshmi has been slowly breaking taboos when it comes to periods and menstrual hygiene.

A Gender Rights Activist working with the tribal and marginalized communities in india, Srilekha is a PhD scholar working on understanding body and sexuality among tribal girls, to fill the gaps in research around indigenous women and their stories. Srilekha has worked extensively at the grassroots level with community based organisations, through several advocacy initiatives around Gender, Mental Health, Menstrual Hygiene and Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) for the indigenous in Jharkhand, over the last 6 years.

Srilekha has also contributed to sustainable livelihood projects and legal aid programs for survivors of sex trafficking. She has been conducting research based programs on maternal health, mental health, gender based violence, sex and sexuality. Her interest lies in conducting workshops for young people on life skills, feminism, gender and sexuality, trauma, resilience and interpersonal relationships.

A Guwahati-based college student pursuing her Masters in Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bidisha started the #BleedwithDignity campaign on the technology platform Change.org, demanding that the Government of Assam install
biodegradable sanitary pad vending machines in all government schools across the state. Her petition on Change.org has already gathered support from over 90000 people and continues to grow.

Bidisha was selected in Change.org’s flagship program ‘She Creates Change’ having run successful online advocacy
campaigns, which were widely recognised. Through the #BleedwithDignity campaign; she organised and celebrated World Menstrual Hygiene Day, 2019 in Guwahati, Assam by hosting a wall mural by collaborating with local organisations. The initiative was widely covered by national and local media, and the mural was later inaugurated by the event’s chief guest Commissioner of Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Debeswar Malakar, IAS.

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