Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Abatement Is Necessary Radon is a colorless gas that seeps out of the ground. One could call it natural, since it is a naturally produced byproduct of the reactions of radioactive elements deep inside the earth. But this radioactivity means that it is still very harmful. Ordinarily, radon gas levels in the open air are negligible and therefore harmless. However, under certain circumstances, radon gas can build up indoors to the point that it becomes dangerous. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, only behind cigarette smoking. Radon is chemically unreactive and completely inert. It does not interact with other chemicals or elements, or even with other radon particles. It is the densest gas known to science. You might think, then, that it would not cause trouble, but this “moody loner” of the periodic table can be quite problematic. It is a single-atom gas, so it [...]

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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Radon

High radon levels are a serious problem in Bloomington and much of the rest of the Midwest because of the region’s geology, which is prone to radon creation. Radon is connected to lung cancer; in fact, in the United States, over 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused by exposure to excessively high radon levels each year. You may not be aware that only smoking causes more cases of lung cancer each year.

Radon Levels in Individual Homes

In spite of the danger presented by high radon levels, many people are unaware of the issue — especially of whether it exists in their own homes. You may think that radon is only an issue that affects older homes, but in many cases the reverse is true. Since newer homes tend to be sealed more tightly to boost their energy efficiency, they can actually accumulate high radon levels more easily in many cases. Radon [...]

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Radon

Hidden Radon Gas Problem in Bloomington, You Need Radon Mitigation Bloomington is a beautiful town in the southern region of Indiana with a population numbering just over 80,000. Beneath the region’s pleasant surface, however, lies a potentially deadly health problem — that of radon gas. SWAT Environmental’s radon mitigation services have been potentially lifesaving for residents of many Bloomington homes that were contaminated with dangerous levels of radon gas. Radon gas is odorless, tasteless and invisible. It is a radioactive byproduct of slowly decaying minerals found naturally in the soil, such as uranium and radium. The United States Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Toxicology Program, and the World Health Organization have all declared radon gas to be a cancer-causing agent for humans. Although it is located throughout the world in varying levels, it is particularly prominent in the Bloomington area. Fortunately, it is very [...]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Indiana – What You Need to Know About Radon Gas Detection If you live in the Bloomington area, you already know about the many dangers that can threaten the roof over your head. You probably have insurance against many of these threats, including fires, floods and storm damage. But one of the most dangerous threats to your Bloomington area home can come in silently, and you may never even know you and your family is at risk. That silent threat is radon gas, and it is present nearly everywhere in the Bloomington area. When you are outside in the open air you do not have to worry too much about radon, since the concentrations are too low to be of any consequence. It is only when radon gas is concentrated and confined within the four walls of your home that you need to be worried. If you have high [...]

Thursday, January 5, 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Radon

Test Your Bloomington, Indiana Home for Radon Action Month As a resident of the Bloomington area, you may already have a sense about the danger of radon. Many Bloomington area residents have already found high levels of this dangerous radioactive gas in their homes, and many more are currently having their homes tested. If you have not yet had your own Bloomington area home tested for radon, the beginning of the new year is the perfect time to do so. That is because the Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that January is National Radon Action Month. The EPA made the announcement to call attention to the serious health impact of radon gas, and to urge homeowners in the Bloomington area and around the nation to have their properties properly tested. Protect Your Family From Radon – EPA National Radon Action Month According to the World Health Organization, radon exposure [...]

Radon

Bloomington Indiana Homes are at Risk of Radon and Vapor Intrusion If you live outside the northeast, you may think that radon contamination and vapor intrusion are not big threats to your home or business. But even if you live in a place like Bloomington, Indiana, you and your family could be at risk from an enemy you cannot even see. The truth is that radon gas and vapor intrusion are problems everywhere in the country, even in the Bloomington, Indiana area. Whether you own a home or a business in the Bloomington, Indiana, it is your responsibility to have a radon mitigation expert assess the situation. Bloomington Indiana Radon is Invisible The thing that makes both radon and vapor intrusion so dangerous is that the problems are invisible to the naked eye. You could have high levels of radon gas, or dangerous levels of vapor intrusion, building up in [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Radon

What Residents of Washington County and Surrounding Areas Need to Know About Radon If you are a resident of Washington County and surrounding areas in Indiana, you should be aware of the potential threat of radon to your home and your family. That threat is known as radon, and it is a serous problem in Washington County and surrounding areas. Until you have your home tested for this silent killer, you cannot truly know whether or not your health and the health of your family members is at risk. One of the things that makes radon such a threat to homes in Washington County, Indiana and surrounding areas is that this radioactive gas cannot be seen or smelled. It takes sophisticated testing equipment to detect radon in and around your home, and that is why it is so important for every resident of Washington County and surrounding areas to have [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Radon

Why Bloomington, Indiana Residents Need to be Concerned About Radon As a resident of Bloomington, Indiana, you might think that radon is strictly a problem for those in the northeast. But in fact, Indiana residents can and do face problems with radon every day. And since radon can seep into your home undetected, you could have a problem with radon and never even know it. If you have not yet had your home tested for radon, you should make an appointment with an Indiana radon testing company as soon as you can. Still Don’t Think You Need Radon Testing? If you doubt the impact that radon can have on Bloomington, Indiana residents, just consider the many ways radon can find its way into your home. Radon can seep into your home through cracks in the bedrock under your home, and once it is out of the ground it can get [...]