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Tuesday, December 12, 2017  

 
Environmental Concerns
 
  Introduction

In real estate today, several environmental issues are the concerns of potential investors, developers, lenders, and homeowners. A lack of understanding can be intimidating and frightening, and may result in substantial risk to many different parties. Below are explanations of predominating environmental issues, and links to organizations that can provide you with the information you need to make healthy, confident decisions in your real estate transactions.

 

Mainstream Environmental Concerns

Asbestos Electromagnetic Fields Lead-based Paint Mold (Black Mold) Methyl Tertia-Butyl Ether Polychlorinated Biphenyls Radon Gas Underground Storage Tanks

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are mixtures of chemicals that imitate properties of oils but are non-flammable. They have been used in applications ranging from paints and dyes to hydraulics and plastics.

PCBs can accumulate in groundwater and on soil surfaces, and can bioaccumulate in fish. Health risks from exposure to PCBs include cancer and harmful immune, reproductive, neurological, and endocrine effects.
 
 

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