Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

Lancaster Radon Mitigation Concerns Over 20,000 people die each year from this terrible gas known as radon. There have been recent changes to the policy of HUD to reduce and regulate this gas in multi-family homes through Lancaster radon mitigation. While we highlighted much of the advancements in health standards last month, this month we will be walking you through the steps to keep up with the current policies, and provide you with insightful information along the way. The first thing you will need to do for radon in a Lancaster home is have a test completed. This gas cannot be seen or smelled, making the only sure way to find its level is through testing. Testing will enable you to have a much better scope of what you are getting yourself into, and what else needs to be done. The two types of tests you should be aware of [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 09:03 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Lung Cancer Reduction is needed in Lancaster, PA Renting a home or apartment in Lancaster, PA can be an exciting experience, but it can also be unhealthy and stressful. If you do not know what all is covered in your lease agreement, or if your landlord does not agree to provide the healthy environment you need, you may spend much of your own personal time and money to simply make your Lancaster apartment safe when you may not even live there next year. Luckily, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has set new standards in place that will help protect you from radon lung cancer. If you do not know, radon gas is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the soil beneath your Lancaster, PA home. As this gas is created naturally, it may enter through the water supply, or even the foundation. No matter [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Schools in Lancaster, PA Attending a public school in Lancaster, PA does not have to be as unsafe or as unhealthy as it currently is. We all know the recent tragedies in the news, and have all have various views of how we can improve the safety, but despite the constant debate and chatter, we can improve schools in Lancaster through one simple action. Radon mitigation in schools can provide the necessary air purification to reduce the toxic gas and prevent it from taking over your Lancaster school. Statistics have shown that one out of every five schools has a high level of radon gas, and is in need of mitigation. Unfortunately, this means that 70,000 schools have high levels, which means millions upon millions of teachers, students, and faculty are in need of radon reduction. Radon mitigation in schools can help us all ensure that the [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Radon

Preparing for Radon Action Month in Lancaster, PA Lancaster, PA is ready to celebrate radon action month. This means that it is time for residents to take care of their homes by testing, and installing mitigation systems. These are tasks that should be left up to professionals to complete. If you have never heard of radon, it is a gas that kills over 20,000 each year. It can easily enter your home, meaning that action is necessary in order to protect your family. New studies have proven that approximately 15% of all lung cancer cases are caused by radon gas. This means that even if you have never picked up a single cigarette, you may be in serious danger of lung cancer. One out of every 15 homes across the United States have higher than acceptable levels of this gas, meaning that there is a good chance that your Lancaster [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Radon

Lancaster, PA Residents Worried of Lung Cancer When you hear of lung cancer, it is easy to assume we are talking about the cancer caused by smoking cigarettes. With giant warning labels on every box, it is easy to know the long term health risks associated with lighting up. Unfortunately, your Lancaster home does not come with the same large warning sign. With recent studies, radon gas has been attributed to causing roughly 16% of all cases of lung cancer. This means that if your Lancaster home does not contain a radon gas mitigation system, then you could be at a higher risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer. The reality for many Americans is going through their whole entire life concerned with their health, eating the right food, etc. Later on in their lives they are diagnosed with lung cancer, a form of cancer it was only thought possible [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Lancaster Air Quality Reviewed by EPA Did you know that at the current moment, the EPA is looking at the overall air quality of Lancaster, PA? The Air Quality Index, or AQI for short, is the scale the EPA has drawn up and uses to monitor areas across the United States, like Lancaster. October is national air quality awareness month, meaning in this month you should educate yourself about the dangers of the poor air quality, and take action as necessary. In order to understand why action is so important, you need to understand the full dangers of poor air quality in Lancaster. The air quality index gives us a good idea of the true threat of the air quality, but often people do not take into consideration the health risks. Did you know that poor air quality can lead to tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, asthma, permanent [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Radon

Lancaster Radon Reduction Company Continues Rapid Growth S.W.A.T. Environmental, located right here in Lancaster, PA, has just been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in all of the United States by Inc Magazine. In the past ten years, S.W.A.T. Environmental has grown at a rate of 3,000%. What started out a small mom and pop business with only one radon reduction specialist, but have since grown to have over one hundred employees with over forty locations, and continuing to grow. Being ranked thirteenth in growth for companies in the environmental services industry, We are proud to be the first radon reduction company to ever make the list. How has a radon reduction company of Lancaster, PA become such a big success? There is a gigantic need for radon reduction companies across the nation. Many people are not aware of the serious health risks associated with radon gas. Over [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Testing is Needed in Lancaster, PA You may have heard about radon, but many are not aware of the dangers and necessity of radon testing, especially in the Lancaster, PA area. We are all deeply saddened by the recent passing of Joe Paterno. A great man who made marvelous contributions to college football in the great state of Pennsylvania was struck down by lung cancer. Did you know that there is a good chance that his death was caused by radon? Radon kills roughly 21,000 yearly, which is more than drunk driving. Radon testing is the only way to determine whether or not your Lancaster home is affected by this horrible gas. Having a specialist test your home will greatly help determine whether or not you are in danger, and if further action is required for your Lancaster home. Radon testing may be completed year round, but it [...]

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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Radon

What is Waterborne Radon Gas? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is produced by the decay of certain rocks and soil. It is found in all parts of the world, and poses no health risk unless it collects inside a home and other enclosed structure. Radon in water is invisible and has no odor or taste, so many homeowners never even realize that their home has a radon gas problem until health problems arise as a result of their radon exposure. This makes testing your home or living space for radon contamination imperative. Radon can enter your home by seeping in from the ground outside through cracks and crevices in its foundation. Another common avenue, however, is contaminated ground water, which can release radon gas into your home as it exits from a faucet. Home Contamination from Radon in Water Homes that are supplied by private wells are [...]

Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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Radon

Radon Abatement: Protection from a Silent Threat in Lancaster, Pennsylvania Most people do not realize that their homes may contain a lethal threat. Radon gas is a silent, invisible killer that can seriously threaten the health of a family that lives in a contaminated house. This odorless, invisible gas is a leading cause of cancer and can slowly damage lungs over the course of time — and unfortunately, it is present in numerous homes throughout Lancaster and surrounding regions of Pennsylvania. 
 What Is Radon Abatement? 
Radon gas results from the deterioration of uranium, which is a naturally occurring element in the environment. It is impossible to detect the presence of radon using the five senses. Research indicates that exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Smokers are already at an elevated risk for lung cancer; therefore, exposure to radon is especially [...]