Recent studies suggest the world is reaching a tipping point in the environment that will affect the
Buying a home is often a long-term investment, and people are starting to consider what is likely to happen to their property in the future. "We believe house-hunters as well as homeowners must consider environmental concerns more carefully in their property market choices," says Julia Foster, Fizber.com VP of marketing. "Homebuyers also need to pay closer attention to current researches, and find out where they live could be affected, and how these effects will alter their property and property price".
Homebuyers should also ensure that the selected housing project is not located too close to pollution sources, for example, power plants, heavy factories, dump sites, heavy-traffic highways or railways (noise pollution).With air pollution and traffic on the rise, it increasingly makes sense to consider how environmentally friendly a city is before moving there. "Living in a town with serious pollution is like living under a death sentence", continues Foster. "If the damage does not come from the immediate poisoning, then cancers, lung infections, mental retardation are likely the outcomes."
According to the American Lung Association's latest report for 2005, 55% of Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution. It appears that
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