For many people, their homes are less healthy than they might realize. After all, we all want to think of our homes as our safe spaces, our respite from the world. We want to come home and get away from our problems, thinking about nothing but relaxing and rejuvenating for the next day that is ahead of us. Unfortunately, however, many homes are afflicted with common problems such as a mold. As many people know, mold is likely to have a number of harmful effects of your health as well as the health of your family members, and is likely to particularly effect in a negative way a family member who is susceptible to allergies or who has chemical sensitivities. In fact, all types of mold, one hundred percent of them, have been found to be dangerous to human health. Some of them, in severe cases, can even be fatal. And mold has been found to be the cause of a number of more benign and less harmful conditions – though certainly annoying ones – such as chronic sinus infections, of which various types of mold cause ninety three percent of, if not even more than that. And mold can be found in food as well, particularly if it is not well prepared, well cared for before preparation, or if the surface on which it was prepared was not properly sanitized.
When it comes to food, people must be even more careful, as food is likely to be very susceptible to contaminants such as mold, among many other types of contaminants as well. In fact, there are three separate categories into which food contaminants are groups – the biological contaminants, the physical contaminants, and the chemical contaminants. Biological contaminants, of which mold can typically be classed as a part of, typically consist of various microorganisms with potentially harmful effects upon consumption or even contact (depending on the microorganism itself). Chemical contaminants range from any chemicals that are likely to be used in areas of food preparation but are primarily pest control measures as well as any cleaning supplies used. Finally, physical contaminants reference anything that winds up in your food but should not be, from pet hair and human hair to dirt to even other objects.
Fortunately, there are methods by which we can alleviate contaminants in our homes and places of work, as well as in our food. Dry ice blasting companies have provided a method of dry ice cleaning (dry ice blasting) that has been found to be hugely successful. This is because dry ice blasting solutions and services uses high velocities to clean surfaces, making sure that every inch of the intended surface is thoroughly clean once the dry ice blasting is completed. This is done by the blasting of CO2 pellets, which are typically free from any potentially harmful chemicals. In fact, dry ice blasting is considered to be completely and one hundred percent ecologically safe, having no negative effect on the environment – and no negative effect on the people around it, as long as the necessary safety protocols are taken to reduce the risk of injury that can come with dry ice blasting (as it is a method to clean with dry ice that requires a great deal of compressed air and force, both of which can be dangerous if handled in an irresponsible manner). It is also important to note that the area in which the dry ice blasting occurs must be well ventilated, as the carbon dioxide that is used in the process is around forty percent heavier than the air that we breathe. Though this carbon dioxide is, in the vast majority of cases, absolutely harmless, it has been known to lead to a noticeable change in atmospheric conditions after a course of dry ice blasting was completed without a change in ventilation to open up the space.
Dry ice blasting is on the rise, used in areas of food preparation and for purposes of medical sterilization in hospitals and other such medical centers and doctor’s offices.