Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas: The Silent Killer of Raleigh, North Carolina Radon is an invisible killer responsible for thousands of lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. This radioactive gas is has no scent, taste or appearance, so it can be present in your home without you having the slightest clue. The gas is particularly prevalent in the Raleigh, North Carolina region, so if you live in this area, you should be take the time to become informed about its dangers. The Dangers of Elevated Radon Levels Second only to smoking as the leading cause of lung cancer, the existence of radon in the home significantly increases the residents’ risk of the disease, especially if they smoke as well. Young children tend to be highly susceptible to the damaging effects of high radon levels, possibly due to the fact that they often have an increased rate of respiration as compared [...]

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Radon NC and Raleigh: What You Should Know About Radon Mitigation North Carolina Radon is an odorless, colorless gas that exists naturally in varying concentrations throughout the world. While it is harmless when dispersed outside, it can be dangerous when it builds up in enclosed areas. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer-related deaths, with only smoking causing more; estimates suggest as many as 30,000 people die from radon-related illnesses each year in the U.S. This is believed to actually be a low estimate since families and health care providers are often unaware of elevated radon levels in their home, and therefore do not always realize its connection with the health problem in question. Radon mitigation from SWAT Environmental can help prevent this from happening to you. While it has been known for some time that elevated radon levels exist in large areas of the Upper Piedmont [...]

Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Radon

Should Raleigh Residents Undergo Radon Gas Testing? Did you know that many of the residents of the United States are at risk of finding their homes contaminated by the presence of radon gas? Certain areas have an even greater risk, including Raleigh, North Carolina. If you currently live in the NC, then you may want to consider having radon gas testing in your home. What is Radon Gas? Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium beneath the earth’s surface. It is an odorless carcinogenic (cancer causing) gas. Radon is invisible and does not carry a taste to it. This deadly gas is known to cause non-small cell lung cancer. While the prognosis is better than other forms of lung cancer, it is still possible that someone with this form of lung cancer will die from it, depending on the length of the exposure, the levels of radon gas, and [...]

Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 02:01 PM
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Radon

Take Advantage of National Radon Action Month and Available Discounts to Have Your Raleigh Home Tested The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. The U.S. Surgeon General and the EPA are urging all residents to protect themselves at this time by having their properties tested for radon, a known carcinogen. Radon enters homes throughout the United States, putting people at risk of developing lung cancer. Unless it is removed from any Raleigh home in which it is found, the individuals living there are in danger of becoming seriously ill. What is Radon? Formed when uranium breaks down, radon gas builds up beneath the earth’s surface. As it runs out of space to exist in, this noxious gas begins to seep upward through cracks in the ground until it reaches an escape point. If you live in Raleigh, then your home is at risk of [...]

Thursday, December 8, 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas in Raleigh, North Carolina Many people aren’t aware of the fact that vapor intrusion is a problem in many homes located throughout the Raleigh, North Carolina area. In fact, it is more common in this specific locale than in many other cities throughout the country. People are being exposed to a silent killer each day of their lives without even being aware of it. Radon is a radioactive gas and it sneaks into homes in Raleigh, North Carolina, unnoticed and undetected. Exposure to radon at certain levels over prolonged periods of time can lead to lung cancer. What exactly is vapor intrusion and how can you get rid of it? Vapor intrusion refers to the circumstance in which radon vapors enter a home, contaminating the indoor air with its toxicity. How does radon actually get into your home? The most common way for radon gas to enter your [...]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Raleigh, North Carolina If you live in Raleigh, North Carolina and have not yet had your home tested for radon, Schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If your Raleigh, North Carolina home tested positive for radon, a plan should be developed as to how you will handle your radon situation. Radon problems in Raleigh, North Carolina are cumulative, and every day you delay could be putting your health, and the health of your family, at risk. Luckily there are radon experts located in Raleigh, North Carolina. If you have high levels of radon in your Raleigh, North Carolina area home, you first need to start interviewing mitigation companies and contractors. Be certain to ask the amount of experience the company has. Because radon may enter your home in several different ways, it is important that your radon specialist is experienced and capable of handling these varying [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Problems in Southern States If you live in the Raleigh, North Carolina you might think that you do not have to worry too much about radon. After all, we tend to think about radon is a problem for northeast residents, with the shale and bedrock containing high levels of this radioactive and potentially lethal gas. But residents of Raleigh, North Carolina are not immune to the dangers posed by radon, and those southern residents should not be lulled into a false sense of security. No matter where you live, your home could be in danger from radon, and your family could be in peril as well. The only way to truly know whether or not you have a radon problem is to have your North Carolina home tested and inspected for high levels of radon gas. It is important for residents of the southern United States to understand that [...]