Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 05:04 PM
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Radon

Fredericksburg Radon Mitigation Need If you read the article posted by S.W.A.T. Environmental last month, then you are probably aware of the heavy need for radon mitigation in the Fredericksburg area. In case you are not aware, it is now mandated from HUD that all multi-family homes financed through HUD must have every unit tested for radon gas. Any unit returning high levels of gas will be required to have a Fredericksburg radon mitigation system installed. The reason there has been a big push for testing and mitigation is the number of annual deaths from this gas. As the second leading cause of lung cancer, cigarettes are receiving more and more competition as being one of the most dangerous things for your lungs. Killing more people annually than drunk driving, now is the time we must take control of this gas and our health. Do not let this gas run [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon

Causes of Radon Lung Cancer in Fredericksburg, VA The result of radon lung cancer in Fredericksburg, VA is typically caused by not treating a home that has high levels of the gas. Tenants who rent their homes or apartments often do not want to pay for long term repairs and solutions for a home or apartment they may not live in the following year. This is why so many multi-family homes are a breeding ground for radon lung cancer. Fortunately, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, will be improving the lives of many of those in the Fredericksburg area, and everywhere, who rent their home or apartment. HUD is making it mandatory that all multi-family homes that are financed through them must have a radon test. Additionally, any home returning high levels of gas are required to have a mitigation system installed. The American Lung Association [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Schools for Fredericksburg, VA One of the most important things we can do is make certain that our schools in Fredericksburg, VA are safe for all of our students. No matter your view on politics, we can all agree that children are the future of our nation, and that we need to treat them accordingly with educational, and safe schools. The truth is that we have turned a blind eye to a serious threat at our schools. One out of every five schools has high levels of radon gas, which means many children, teachers, and faculty are at risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer. Radon gas is responsible for 20,000 deaths each year in the form of lung cancer. 70,000 schools are estimated to have high levels of radon gas, meaning that there are millions of teachers, students, and faculty that are at risk of being [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Radon

Radon Action Month for Fredericksburg, VA Residents Living in Fredericksburg, VA is a great place to raise a family. With excellent schools, and family atmosphere, you may think that your health and safety is secure. This could not be any farther from the truth if you have not had your Fredericksburg home tested for radon gas, and a mitigation system installed as needed. Radon gas may seep into the smallest of spaces, and dramatically affect the health of you and your family. Radon gas forms from uranium in the soil beneath your home. As the uranium breaks down, radon gas is formed. Radon seeps into your Fredericksburg home through the foundation and water supply. Even the building materials of your Fredericksburg home may have high levels of radon gas, leaving you in serious trouble. January is radon action month which is the perfect time to take action for your health. [...]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Radon

Radon, Lung Cancer, and Fredericksburg, VA In Virginia we often hear about the growth of tobacco. As a child we are quickly educated to learn that tobacco causes lung cancer if inhaled in the form of cigarettes. We are even told not to worry about radon gas, as it often has stronger connotations with northern states. Both of these statements are turning a serious issue into less of a concern for many Americans, causing a health disaster. Radon gas is found across the United States, and comprises 16% of all lung cancer cases. This means that whether or not you have even touched a cigarette in your lifetime, you may end up with deadly lung cancer sooner than later. In addition, because of the mentioned connotations about radon gas and cigarettes, we often do not realize how big of a risk this gas actually is to our health. Radon kills [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Fredericksburg, VA Air Quality Concerns Residents of Fredericksburg, VA now have the threat of poor air quality to look at. Poor air quality can quickly diminish your health. It is important to take the proper precautions to eliminate these risks, or reduce them as much as possible. Every year three million die from poor air quality. The month of October is air quality awareness month, meaning that Fredericksburg, VA residents should take action educating themselves, and taking action to protect their home. There are two categories in which air quality may be broken down into. The first category is indoor air quality. Indoor air quality is mostly concerned about radon gas, which is a silent killer known to cause lung cancer. Outdoor air quality has a multitude of pollutants that need to be monitored in order to fully understand their levels. Outdoor Air Quality in Fredericksburg, VA Outdoor air quality [...]

Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Radon

Fredericksburg, VA Residents Need Radon Reduction The nation is starting to recognize the health risks and concerns about radon gas which have already been proven to cause detrimental effects by the EPA. Now residents of Fredericksburg, and many other cities are citing these dangers as a reason to have a professional conduct radon reduction. S.W.A.T. Environmental has been awarded as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies of 2012 by Inc Magazine – one of the leading sources for all things business related. As the first radon reduction company to ever appear on this list, we understand that many citizens of Fredericksburg and others across the nation have heard the warnings, and did the right thing by calling a professional to install a radon reduction system. By the numbers, we have installed over 10,000 radon reduction systems in 2011 alone, and we have seen a 3,000% growth over the last [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Radon

Radon Testing is Needed for Fredericksburg Residents As a resident of Fredericksburg, Virginia, you may think that you do not have to worry about radon gas. Many southerners often assume that radon only affects northeast homes, and homes with basements, but this is a big myth that has been busted. Radon effects one out of every fifteen homes across the United States, and in some areas this percentage may even be greater. Radon testing is needed in order to determine whether or not your home has been invaded by this cancer causing gas. You may not know this, but each year over 20,000 people die from radon gas in the form of lung cancer. This number exceeds the annual deaths by drunk driving. Some areas of Virginia have been shown to report averages of above normal levels of radon in their counties. Do not become just another poor statistic, schedule [...]

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Radon

Radon in Fredericksburg, Virginia Water: Should You Be Concerned? Radon is a dangerous gas that can be created in the soil, eventually reaching either open air or underground water supplies. It is a radioactive byproduct of decayed radium. Radon can be found in many of the wells that serve as the primary source of water for many residents of Fredericksburg, Virginia and the surrounding area. This mode of transmission is known as waterborne radon; exposure to high levels of radon in water supplies can be extremely harmful to your health. Since radon is odorless, tasteless and colorless, you may not even be aware that this dangerous gas is in your water and that you are giving it to your children and pets to drink and bathe in. 

 How can Waterborne Radon Affect my Health?

 Because radon is a radioactive gas, extended exposure to radon — whether via inhaling or [...]

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Radon

The Impact of High Levels of Radon in Fredericksburg, Virginia Radon accumulation is a serious safety issue for many residents throughout Virginia, including in Fredericksburg. Radon is a very dangerous gas that is produced naturally in rocks and soil. Although radon is harmless in the open air, once it accumulates inside an enclosed space, it can potentially be deadly. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, all homeowners in the Fredericksburg area should have their homes checked regularly for radon contamination, no matter what the house’s age. If your house does prove to contain unsafe radon level, you should have SWAT Environmental install a radon abatement system as soon as possible to reduce the gas’s levels, ensuring that you and your family are kept safe. Determining When Radon Abatement Is Necessary Radon abatement begins with the testing of a particular house’s radon levels. This can be accomplished via either a long-term [...]