Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Radon

Many people assume that lung cancer is always caused by smoking. While it is true that smoking is a leading cause of lung cancer, many people who have never smoked are diagnosed with lung cancer each year. Secondhand smoke and similar factors can contribute to these cases, but there is another leading cause of this condition that often goes overlooked. Radon, a scentless, invisible gas, slowly damages the lungs over time and is present in the homes of scores of unsuspecting Lancaster, Pennsylvania residents. As scary as this may sound, there are ways to prevent becoming a victim of high radon levels. What are High Radon Levels? Resulting from the natural deterioration of uranium in the soil, rocks and water, radon gas is gradually released into the air in most parts of the world. It cannot be detected via any of the five senses. It has been proven to be [...]

Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon

Pennsylvania Residents are Vulnerable to Radon Gas – Why you Should Consider Radon Mitigation Radon gas & radon mitigation, which is considered a serious health hazard, is an unfortunately common problem in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is of particular concern for those living in the central part of Lancaster County. However, there are several possible ways to mitigate radon gas, reducing the health risk it presents to you and your family, so call SWAT Environmental to determine which strategies will work best in your home. Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that can develop from the decay of elements found naturally in the soil. Its levels can escalate when it is trapped in a home, especially in the basement or lower level. Long exposure to excessive accumulation of this hazardous substance can lead to lung cancer as well as other health problems. Many real estate contracts in Lancaster now [...]

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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Radon

Lancaster Residents – Understanding Radon Mitigation and Radon Gas Testing in PA While radon gas is a serious problem throughout the country and around the world, this dangerous radioactive gas is often more prevalent in the northeast. If you live in Pennsylvania, you simply cannot afford not to have your home tested. But having your Lancaster area home tested for radon gas contamination is only half the picture. You also need to decide what to do if your home is found to have high levels of radon. Hopefully the tests will reveal nothing more than the normal background level of radiation, and you will not have to take any further steps. If you do find high levels of radiation in your home, however, it is important to understand your options. Radon Mitigation PA The exact procedure for mitigating a radon problem will depend on a number of factors, including the [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Radon

It’s Radon Action Month. Is Your Pennsylvania Home Radon Free? The Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that January will be National Radon Action Month. The agency knows that radon is a serious threat to people all around the world, and to those living in the Lancaster area. If you are a resident of the Lancaster area, you and your family could be at risk from radon contamination. Radon is a serious problem around the country, and around the world for that matter. The problem is so serious that the World Health Organization estimates this colorless and odorless radioactive gas is responsible for some 100,000 deaths from lung cancer every year, including an estimated 20,000 in the United States alone. There is no reason to believe that the statistics for the Lancaster are not equally dire, and that makes it very important to have your home tested as soon as [...]

Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Radon

Why Does Radon Gas Occur in Lancaster, Pennsylvania? Areas of Lancaster, Pennsylvania have a greater risk of radon intrusion than most homes located across the United States. This poses a greater risk of developing lung cancer for residents of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Prolonged exposure to this deadly gas can lead to death if the cancer is not discovered in an early stage. Therefore, radon mitigation is recommended to dispel radon gas from your home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania home. Lancaster, Pennsylvania has unusually high levels of radon gas due to large deposits of uranium beneath its location. As uranium breaks down below the ground, it creates radon gas. This deadly gas continues to build up beneath the earth’s surface until it finds an escape route. Typically, radon travels along cracks in the earth until it enters your Lancaster, Pennsylvania home through cracks in its foundation or walls. The build up of this [...]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Radon Problems in Lancaster, Pennsylvania If you live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania you should take steps to protect your home from the dangers posed by radon. This radioactive gas is present everywhere in the environment, and it can pose a significant health risk to those living in Pennsylvania. In fact, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the northeast part of the united states, second only to cigarette smoking. If you live in Pennsylvania, you need to pay attention to this potential health risk. If you are buying a home in the central part of the country, you should insist on a thorough radon test before you put your offer in. If you buy a home in one of the central states and it later turns out to have a radon problem, you could be looking at many thousands of dollars to fix that problem and eliminate [...]

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

Getting Rid of Radon – the Challenges Faced by Lancaster Pennsylvania Residents When it comes to getting rid of radon – that colorless and odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer – Lancaster, Pennsylvania residents face a number of unique issues. Those living in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania often suffer from higher levels of radon contamination, simply due to the geography of the region and the nature of the bedrock found there. Since radon has a tendency to seep in through cracks in the bedrock, those whose homes are sitting on this type of foundation can be more prone to a radon problem than those living in other types of climates. In addition to the unique geographical challenges that make radon more prevalent in northern climates, those residents also face a number of other challenges in. One of those challenges is that Lancaster, Pennsylvania is home to [...]