Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

Bloomington Radon Mitigation Needs The recent updates to the regulations of HUD are ensuring that regardless of the state of a multi-family home, now it is required to have a radon mitigation test. This is extremely important as this gas is growing as a threat to the health of many in the Bloomington, IN area. Without proper testing and Bloomington radon mitigation, the safety of many homes will continue to be unsafe. With the help of S.W.A.T. Environmental, we plan on improving the health of homes throughout Bloomington, and the rest of America. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Cigarettes take first place, but their security in this spot is fading with the increased radon gas deaths, and decline in smoking. Roughly one out of seven cases of lung cancer are caused by radon gas, meaning that it is more of a threat than you probably [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Lung Cancer Reduction from HUD Regulations in Bloomington Residents of Bloomington, IN are excited about recent regulation that will make their homes a much safer place. While the connotations with the words regulation are not always the best, these regulations are ensuring tenants’ rights and safety in multi-family homes. If you live in a multi-family home as a tenant, you are probably aware that there is not always full regulation of whether or not all the maintenance or care of the home is maintained. With the help of HUD, there is new regulation to protect everyone in Bloomington, IN and across the nation. Radon gas has been a serious threat that has damaged the lives of thousands of families each year through radon lung cancer and death. This was once a mysterious gas that was not always contributed to the 21,000 annual deaths of radon lung cancer it causes, [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Mitigation in Bloomington is Needed Bloomington, IN residents may already know about the threat of radon gas on their homes, but many are not aware of the threat that radon gas can have on our schools. Radon affects one out of every fifteen homes across America, but in contrast it actually affects on out of every five schools. Radon has the effect to cause cancer, and kill thousands upon thousands each and every year, so it is understandable why there is such a strong push for radon mitigation in schools. Bloomington, IN residents need to take the necessary action to ensure that all of our public schools are a safe haven. 20,000 people die from radon gas each year, meaning that this is a serious threat to our children, teachers, and faculty. Exposing so many individuals to this dangerous gas is not a smart choice, and radon mitigation [...]

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

Bloomington, IN Radon Action Month Radon action month is fast approaching, and S.W.A.T. Environmental has a question for Bloomington residents. Are you prepared? Last year tons of Bloomington, Indiana residents took a stand against radon gas and had their home tested, had mitigation systems installed, took the initiative to advocate against radon gas, or even simply take the step to further personal education on radon gas. In case you are not aware, 20,000 people die each year because of radon gas. Imagine never touching a cigarette, but still being diagnosed with lung cancer because of radon gas. This is a horrible reality that many in Bloomington are facing. In addition to the tragic number of deaths, there are also an overwhelming number of homes which are affected. One out of every fifteen homes has high levels of radon gas, and is in need of a mitigation system. Certain areas, such [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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Radon

All Bloomington, IN Citizens at Risk of Lung Cancer When you hear of lung cancer, a lot of preconceived ideas come to mind. Obviously the person diagnosed was a chain smoker. Obviously the person had been smoking several packs every single day of their life started very early. Although these statements may seem to be true to most, new research shows that more than one out of every seven people diagnosed with lung cancer may have never touched a cigarette in their entire life. This must seem like a giant mystery. How did these people in Bloomington get diagnosed with lung cancer if they have never smoked a single cigarette? Radon gas has been proven to cause lung cancer, and research shows that it comprises 16% of all lung cancer cases. Doctors are now stating that radon gas is one of the top 10 things to be concerned with as [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Bloomington, Indiana Air Quality Problem If you are a resident of Bloomington, Indiana, then air quality is a problem you may have already heard of. Did you know that poor air quality is linked to early mortality, permanent lung damage, increased effects of asthma, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, and many other damaging health effects? On top of the poor air quality, radon gas is another threat that you should be aware of. Each year over 20,000 people perish from radon gas in the form of lung cancer. At this given moment, your Bloomington, Indiana home may be a hotbed for breeding long term health problems simply because of poor air quality. Radon gas, may be reduced by as much as 99% with a properly installed air purification system. You may be able to reduce levels of other pollutants as well with our air purification systems. Air Quality [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Bloomington Radon Mitigation Company Awarded Bloomington is known for its high levels of radon gas, and need for radon mitigation. The local radon mitigation company S.W.A.T. Environmental has just been awarded as one of the top fastest growing companies according to INC.com. INC.com provides an annual list of the fastest growing companies, and for the first time ever, a radon mitigation company made this list. With 155% growth over the past three years, and adding over sixty employees, S.W.A.T. Environmental has essentially been the stimulus to the Bloomington, Indiana area. S.W.A.T. Environmental would like to thank every homeowner, real estate agent, business owner, and others we have worked with for trusting us to provide radon mitigation on your home or business. It is our pleasure to provide the necessary radon mitigation, and we greatly appreciate your business. Without our loyal customer base, S.W.A.T. Environmental would not be the leading radon [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Bloomington Radon Testing Radon testing in Bloomington, IN may be a foreign term to you, but it should not be. We inspect our homes and insure them against fires, floods, termites, mold, and many other potential threats. Did you know that your home may be creating the same effect as smoking 135 packs of cigarettes each day? Radon testing is the only way to know your radon levels, and often Bloomington homes may have five times the limit suggested by the EPA. Killing over twenty thousand people every single year in the form of lung cancer, it is not shocking that the EPA has deemed radon as a serious threat. As this gas is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, radon testing will be the only way to determine your threat level. Measured in picocuries per liter, 4 pCi/L is the limit as to the maximum level of gas your home should [...]

Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Waterborne Radon Can Increase Lung Cancer Risks in Bloomington, Indiana The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that waterborne radon, a common problem in Bloomington, Indiana, can increase one’s risk for lung cancer and other health problems. In fact, the EPA has labeled the Bloomington area a red zone for high potential radon contamination. Radon is a radioactive element that is naturally created during the decay of uranium in the earth’s crust. The geology of Bloomington and most of Indiana leaves it particularly vulnerable to radon creation and therefore to indoor contamination and higher lung cancer risks. Radon is an inert, dense, single-atom gas that does not interact with chemicals, elements or other particles of radon. It has no color, taste or scent, and it can travel through solid materials. Ground and well water, however, are both particularly common modes of transportation for the particles. When water is released through faucets [...]

Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Waterborne Radon Increases Lung Cancer Risks in Bloomington, Indiana The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that radon in water increases the risk for a wide variety of health problems for individuals who are exposed to excessively high levels of it — even lung cancer in some cases. This is a particularly serious issue in Bloomington, Indiana, since the area has been labeled as a red zone for high potential radon contamination. 

Radon is a radioactive element that is naturally created during the radioactive decay of uranium in the earth’s crust. The geology of Bloomington and most of Indiana leaves it particularly vulnerable to radon creation and contamination and therefore to higher lung cancer risks.

 The Dangers of Radon in Water 

Radon is an inert, dense, single atom gas that does not interact with chemicals, elements or other radon particles. It is colorless, tasteless and odorless, and can travel through solid [...]