In previous posts, we have talked about many positive implications there are to street sweeping. One that we would like to talk about today is health. I know, doesn’t seem like the two go hand in hand does it? Well, they do and here is how.
There are pollutants in the environment, in the air, in the water, etc. We do everything in our power now to get rid of those pollutants or at least diminish them. Well, we at Reilly Sweeping are part of that effort. Streets and roads are filled with Particulate Matter (or PM for short) that varies in size. PM10 (Particulate Matter up to 10 micrometers) is one that tends to be harmful to our health. Here is what happens when PM10 is not cleaned up:
- Irritation of the eyes and throat
- Coughing and tightness in the chest
- Shortness of breath
- Reduced lung function
- Irregular heartbeat
- Asthma attacks
- Heart attacks
- Premature death in people with heart of lunch disease
With all of those health risks, Reilly Sweeping works on cleaning our streets to help eliminate those particulates. With a regularly schedule street clean, the presence of PM10 is decreased by 60 to 80%. That’s a great number, and that great number is possible with something as simple as calling Reilly Sweeping. So, contact Reilly Sweeping today to speak with someone from our team!