Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Radon

Radon Levels in New York: Are You at Risk? 
Purchasing a home is a thrilling milestone in anyone’s life. But with any residence, there are often problems that arise as part of home ownership about which you should be aware in order to stay healthy. A fairly common problem that arises in both newer and older homes is high radon levels. Radon gas exposure can be very harmful to your health, but you could never know when your house contains it until it is too late. Fortunately, radon contamination is easily preventable with a little preparation. There are many different ways to test for radon levels, as well as many ways to ensure that you and your family are safe from its dangerous effects. 

Radon gas is a very dangerous substance that is a known carcinogen, which simply means that exposure to it can lead to cancer. Since those who [...]

Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Solve ‘s Continuing Radon Gas Danger with Radon Mitigation In December of 2011, residents of the city of New York were given notice that they were at high risk of radon and vapor intrusion. If you live in , this announcement probably was not a great shock, since problems with radon gas contamination’s are quite common in the area. However, if you have not had your home’s radon gas levels tested, you should have SWAT Environmental do so as soon as possible. If the gas levels are dangerously high, SWAT Environmental can begin your radon mitigation process immediately. Radon is a cancer-causing gas that you cannot see or smell. Exposure to excessively high concentrations of radon gas can significantly increase your chances of developing lung cancer and similar health problems. Radon is generated naturally from elements like uranium in the soil; normally, it dissipates harmlessly in the open air. However, [...]

Thursday, February 9, 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Radon

NY Radon Gas Mitigation New York residents should be aware that their homes are at risk of radon contamination. The only way to get rid of this powerful carcinogen is to implement radon gas mitigation strategies in your residence. What is Radon Gas? Even though you can’t see radon, this poisonous gas poses a serious health risk. Each time you breathe it in, you place yourself at risk of damaging your lungs. Radon gas is a known carcinogen. It may shorten your life span or that of someone you love. In addition to being invisible, radon is tasteless and odorless. It’s like a ghost – silent, scary, and mysterious. Radon, which is formed when uranium breaks down naturally beneath the earth’s surface, seeps through the soil and enters buildings through cracks in the foundations, utility entry points, and windows set close to ground level. The gas builds up and pollutes [...]

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Radon

Is Your New York Home Safe From Radon? January has the distinction of having been selected as National Radon Awareness Month by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Recognizing the deadly nature of radon, the U.S. Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency are both urging residents to have their homes tested for this radioactive gas during the month of January. Why January? This month occurs during the coldest season. January has been selected partly because this is the month when homeowners and their families begin to stay inside their homes more frequently. This added time indoors increases the risk of developing a serious illness due to radon exposure. It is also the beginning of a new year full of good resolutions. Radon is formed below the earth’s surface when uranium breaks down. It is a radioactive gas that begins to fill in the voids existing within the ground. Eventually, this [...]

Thursday, December 8, 2011 @ 04:12 PM
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Radon

New York is at High Risk of Radon and Vapor Intrusion Did you know that radon vapor intrusion is quite common in the New York area? Unfortunately, it is, along with many of the other states across the United States. Homeowners living in New York may be exposed to radon due to high levels of vapor intrusion that have built up in their home without being released. This scenario places them at risk of developing lung cancer since radon is a known carcinogen. Radon enters the home silently, typically through vapor intrusion, because it is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. It enters a building through cracks in the foundation and can even enter through basement windows or sump pump drains set in the floor of the basement. You never know that vapor intrusion has occurred in your New York home until you have it tested by radon mitigation specialists who come [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in New York If you live in the New York area, you and your family are at risk from radon contamination. If you have not already had your New York area home tested for radon, you should do so without delay by hiring a quality testing company. If you find that radon levels around your New York area home are normal, you do not have to worry about a thing. But if you find that radon levels are high in your New York area home, you have some important decisions to make. When you find that the radon levels in your New York are high, the first thing you need to do is avoid hiring the wrong radon contractor. Hiring the wrong company to fix a radon problem in your New York area home could actually make your radon problem even worse. That is because fixing a radon [...]

Monday, September 26, 2011 @ 07:09 PM
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Radon

What Homeowners in New York Need to Know About Radon According to the New York State Department of Health, the threat of radon in basements and living areas in New York homes is a significant cause for concern. Many counties throughout New York are completely or partially located in Zone 1 areas. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assigns Zone 1 status to locations in which indoor radon is above acceptable levels, posing a substantial threat to human health. Radon Radioactive Gas Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in rock and soil wherever uranium is present. Uranium decays into radium which then decays into radon. This invisible, odorless gas is undetectable by human senses and can be breathed in as you sleep or move around your home. A high enough exposure for a lengthy enough period of time has a carcinogenic effect on the human body. Health Risks Breathing [...]