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

Philadelphia Radon Mitigation and HUD The HUD regulations mentioned in the last month article from S.W.A.T. Environmental are in full affect. This means that now is the time that you must take action with possible Philadelphia radon mitigation in order to ensure that your home is safe and sound. If you did not know, HUD is now requiring that every multi-family home financed through HUD must have every unit tested for radon gas. If the home returns high levels of radon gas, it must have a radon mitigation system installed. This ensures that tenants are entitled to a radon free home, and helps reduce the number of annual deaths. The reason this has become such a big concern for HUD and the rest of the United States is that over 20,000 people die each year from this gas. If we are to reduce this number, we will have to start [...]

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

The American Lung Association and Radon Lung Cancer Philadelphia, PA residents may know what it is like to rent from a bad landlord. While we hope that our landlord is always more than willing to provide us the much needed service to ensure that our apartment or space is safe, and operating well, landlords do not always comply. Radon lung cancer, is a growing threat to the area of Philadelphia, and without proper treatment, it may have taken over the area you live in. While this may have been a topic that you could lose sleep over, it no longer has to be if you are renting a multi-family home that is being financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, has made it a mandatory requirement that all multi-family homes financed through them must receive a radon [...]

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

Need in Philadelphia for Radon Mitigation in School Radon mitigation is a commonly used term for people who wish to reduce the amount of radon in their home, office building, or other area. While many Philadelphia, PA residents have taken the time to call a professional to conduct mitigation on one of their personal structures, many have not taken the time to invest this technology in our school children. Many of our schools have not hired a mitigation specialist. Across the nation, one out of every five schools has high levels of radon gas, but many schools have not taken any action in reducing their radon levels. Philadelphia residents need to take control of their school system by supporting a bill that is being proposed by a congressman from Iowa for radon mitigation in schools. This bill will provide the necessary grant funding for schools to have both radon testing, [...]

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

Radon Action Month in Philadelphia, PA More than one out of seven cases of lung cancer are caused by radon gas. This means that you may not even touch a single cigarette, but still be diagnosed with lung cancer. Killing 20,000 people each year, radon gas is a serious threat that you should take the proper precaution to reduce your risk. One out of every fifteen homes are infected, and areas such as Philadelphia may have a higher risk. Radon action month is fast approaching and you need to be prepared to take the proper action for your Philadelphia home. There are many things you can do to prepare your home against this horrible gas. The first thing you should do is understand where radon comes from. Radon forms from the uranium in your soil breaking down. As uranium breaks down, radon gas forms. This is a natural process that [...]

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

Philadelphia Radon Concerns and Lung Cancer Many people in the United States already know that radon gas is dangerous, but Philadelphia residents may not be fully aware to the extent in which radon gas may be harm your health. When it comes to lung cancer, we often quickly make associations with cigarettes and tobacco. Unfortunately, the possibility of lung cancer is not limited to smokers and tobacco users. In fact, lung cancer is not limited to simple secondhand smoke inhalers either. Recent studies have proven that roughly 16% of all lung cancer cases are caused by radon gas. As a Philadelphia resident, this should come as a major shock, and be an area of concern. Due to the region, there is a good chance that your home may have dangerously high levels of radon gas, and therefore need proper radon gas mitigation in order to properly reduce the levels. Every [...]

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

Philadelphia Air Quality Awareness Month In case you did not know, October is air quality awareness month in Philadelphia, PA. During this month, S.W.A.T. Environmental encourages citizens of Philadelphia to educate themselves about all of the dangers involved with poor air quality. We also encourage you to take action against the poor air quality in the Philadelphia area with radon mitigation, or an air purification system to reduce the levels of pollutants, and improve your Philadelphia air quality. In order to know whether or not you need to worry about poor air quality, you should see if you or a loved one falls within a high risk group. Children are considered a higher risk because of their developing lungs. Those who spend more time outdoors than the average person, and those who already have an existing lung condition may be at an increased risk to the adverse health effects of [...]

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

Philadelphia, PA Radon Reduction Company Rapidly growing and providing excellent service, your local Philadelphia, PA radon reduction company has just received recognition for our fast rate of growth. Inc Magazine is the premier source of all business news. Each year, Inc. Magazine releases a list of the nation’s fastest growing companies, and for the first time in history, a radon reduction company made this list. With a rate of growth of 3,000% over the past ten years, S.W.A.T. Environmental has been able to provide the nation with the radon reduction needed for the recent advocacy and acceptance of the danger of this gas and need for radon removal. S.W.A.T. Environmental started out with only one radon mitigation specialist, but has since grown to have over 100 employees. In 2011, we have installed more than 10,000 radon reduction systems in this year alone. While this is impressive, we deeply thank residents [...]

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

Radon Testing for Philadelphia Residents If the two words “Radon Gas” do not strike fear into your heart, then you need a quick rundown on the dangers of radon gas. As many of us know of the recent tragic passing of the beloved Penn State Football coach, Joe Paterno, you may not know that his death may have been one of the 21,000 radon related deaths each year. It has been a proven fact that radon gas causes lung cancer, and kills more people each year than drunk driving, fires, and many other causes of deaths. Naturally occurring, radon gas typically comes from the uranium in your soil, and travels through the foundation of your house, forming a toxic area that you live in. Radon testing is the first step in stopping lung cancer from radon gas. You cannot see or smell radon gas, meaning that radon testing is the [...]

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

Radon May be in your Water in Collegeville, Pennsylvania Radon is one of the greatest environmental dangers that most people will ever face. In Collegville, Pennsylvania, radon has been found both in the air and in home water supplies. If you live in the Collegeville area, therefore, there is a possibility that your drinking water may be contaminated by poisonous radon in water. Many people who are worried may ask: What is radon anyways and why is it bad for me and my family? Radon is a gas that has no odor or color. While small amounts may be found in the outdoors, serious radon contamination is found inside homes, especially when radon is found in water. Most people who have radon in their home’s water supply do not even know that it is there unless they test for it. Regardless, of course, the danger of waterborne radon is still [...]

Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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Radon

Everyone is at risk for exposure to radon, including residents of Collegeville, Pennsylvania and the surrounding regions. Radon is a natural gas that is present in soil everywhere. However, radon only becomes a health hazard if you inhale high concentrations of the gas. Radon can sometimes build to these concentrations when it rises out of the ground and becomes trapped indoors. The problem is that radon is not detectable by the human senses, which means that it requires special testing. Therefore, anyone could be exposed to radon and never know it until their health has been affected; for many people, unfortunately, that has been too late. Radon is a known carcinogen that primarily causes lung cancer when people are consistently exposed to high levels of the gas. Testing Can Warrant Radon Abatement The only way to find out if your family is safe from the destructive effects of radon is [...]