Monday, April 29, 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation and HUD The new regulations set in place by HUD highlighted in our article last month are a testament of what is our efforts and the efforts of others at shedding light on the dangers of radon gas. The recent regulations are now requiring that a radon test be conducted on every unit of every multi-family home that is financed through HUD. Additionally, any unit that shows high levels of radon gas will be required to have a Radon mitigation system installed. We know that this regulation may come as a shocker to many, but if you look at the facts and statistics, it will make perfect sense. One out of every fifteen homes has high levels of radon gas. Additionally, radon gas kills over 20,000 people each year in the form of lung cancer, and is noted as the second leading cause of lung cancer. These two [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Lung Cancer is a Concern Radon gas is a serious cause of concern for many who rent homes across the United States. If you have ever rented a home, you probably know that there is always a bit of confusion as to whether or not you are responsible for specific repairs and maintenance. Often, the landlord is responsible, but is your landlord responsible to provide radon mitigation to reduce radon lung cancer if your home has high levels of radon gas? Most of us do not know whether or not this is covered in our lease. There is a group of national organizations dedicated to fighting for the rights of those renting homes, and homeowners across the U.S. to improve home safety. This group is made up of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 08:02 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Mitigation in Schools is Needed Radon mitigation in schools can help us take back the safety of all schools across America, and make them a healthy place for students to learn. While much time and energy has been focused on the safety of schools through new gun laws, there is a strong need for radon mitigation in schools. By the numbers, radon gas kills more people than drunk driving, and is a serious threat to all teachers, students, and faculty without some type of action. Every single year, radon gas kills 20,000 people in the form of lung cancer. Nationally, this is a huge threat to all of us, and something that we need to take action in. If we want to protect those most affected by this gas, we need to implement radon mitigation in schools. It is estimated that one out of every five schools has [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Radon

National Radon Action Month Approaching Every January, radon action month occurs. This is the time of year in which people across the nation take action to improve the safety of their home in regard to radon. Every year radon is known to cause tens of thousands of deaths. Something has to be done. Radon gas is now responsible for more than one out of every seven cases of lung cancer. This means that even if you never touched a cigarette, radon gas may be your demise of health. You are not hopeless against this gas. There are options that you can choose to take that will reduce your levels of radon gas, and encourage good health in your home. A mitigation system may purify your air, and reduce the levels of this gas by as much as 99% in your home. Taking the action to test your home will allow [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas and Lung Cancer When you hear the term ‘lung cancer’ a lot may come to mind. More often than not, we think of cigarettes, and their dangers. You may also think of coal miners, or gases that industry specific professionals are exposed to. While these are all serious risks that you should be aware of, you may be shocked to realize that studies have shown that 16% of all lung cancer cases actually come from radon gas. That’s right, breathing the air right in your own home is the culprit of 16% of all lung cancer cases. If someone were to tell you that the indoor air quality in the homes of American’s was the culprit of 16% of all lung cancer cases, one would be curious if all American’s lived next to a power plant or industrial factory. Even though many of our homes are in scenic, [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Radon

Air Quality Concern in America You may have heard before that the air quality of the United States is poor, but did you know that roughly three million people die from poor air quality? The EPA has taken action with the help of the Clean Air Act to make our breathing air much cleaner, but their efforts are futile without the help of everyone. To break it down, there are two categories for air pollutants; indoor and outdoor. It is important to take action against both, although outdoor air pollution can only change if everyone pitches in. Indoor air quality is the reason for roughly two million of the three million deaths each year. It is important to know that an air purification can improve the air quality of your home, and dramatically reduce levels of radon gas, one of the biggest threats to indoor air quality. Outdoor Air Quality [...]

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Radon

S.W.A.T. Environmental Recognized Nationally for Rapid Growth Whether or not you have heard of S.W.A.T. Environmental, we are quickly becoming a household name across the United States. Offering radon reduction for over forty locations across America has made us the golden standard for radon mitigation. We were not always such a large company, and actually started from very humble beginnings. We began in 1988 with only one radon specialist. Now we boast a team of over 100 employees, and have experienced 3000% growth in the past ten years! While this has been tremendous, we continue to keep our work quality to the same standard. We recently received national recognition when we were published in Inc. Magazine. Inc. magazine delivers the latest news for businesses worldwide. Each year Inc Magazine provides a list of the fastest growing companies in America, and we had the honor this year to appear on this [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Radon

The Need for Radon Testing Roughly one out of every fifteen homes are affected by high levels of radon gas. This means that chances are at least several homes on the same street as you have dangerous levels of radon, but why is radon gas so dangerous? Radon has been proven to cause lung cancer by the EPA. If this is not compelling enough, what if I told you that the death toll from radon exceeds that of drunk driving, fires, and many other causes of death. You cannot see, smell, hear, or taste radon gas, meaning that radon testing is the only way that you will be able to find out if further action is required. Radon is the only gas that under normal conditions has radioactive isotopes. Levels in homes have reached that in which it would be equivalent to smoking 135 packs of cigarettes per day. Naturally [...]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Radon

Defeating the Silent Threat: Waterborne Radon in the Home Radon in water is one of the most serious cancer-causing agents in America. Therefore, exposure to it is a danger that all homeowners should consider. Radon can affect houses of every size and type and can threaten both brand new homes and those that were built some time ago. For this reason, ensuring that the home is free of radon is of vital importance for all homeowners. Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that is also naturally radioactive. It is produced during the process of radioactive decay in uranium, which is found to some degree in all rock and soil. Generally, the radon itself decays, releasing various forms of radiation including gamma rays, alpha and beta radiation. This process continues over a long period of time until the radon is reduced to a non-radioactive form. When human beings are exposed [...]

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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Radon

The Invisible Danger of Radon Radon is a silent killer of that can be found all over the world. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is released from decaying radioactive elements found naturally in rock and soil. Radon can become extremely dangerous when it accumulates in confined indoor spaces; due to the radioactive particles it contains, it is carcinogenic to humans who have been exposed to significant amounts of the gas. Radon distribution throughout a home or office is directly related to the building’s ventilation. The poorer the ventilation, the higher the likelihood of radon concentration. Radon Abatement and Preventing Radon Entry For radon abatement to be successful, SWAT Environmental’s experts must determine where the gas is coming from in the first place. There are several ways by which radon can enter a home. One of the most common is by seeping through cracks in the floor or [...]