HUD Prevents Radon Lung Cancer in Virginia

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Causes of Radon Lung Cancer in Fredericksburg, VA

Radon Lung CancerThe 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 is pleased with the efforts completed by HUD in making the area a much safer place, and helping us reduce radon lung cancer throughout the nation and the Virginia area. It is dually noted that not only will a radon reduction system remove this gas, but it will also help with the ventilation of the home, and reduce the amount of moisture throughout the home.

Avoiding the Risk of Radon Lung Cancer in Virginia

Fredericksburg, VA residents may or may not know of the full dangers of this gas. For starters, it makes up approximately 15% of all lung cancer cases, making it the second leading cause of lung cancer. All of these cases amount to roughly 21,000 annual deaths because of this gas in America alone. The gas cannot be seen or smelled, making it impossible to determine whether or not you are truly in danger without a test.

Radon gas forms in the ground naturally from uranium. As uranium breaks down, the byproduct is the radioactive gas known as radon. As this is a gas, it may enter the smallest of spaces and make its way into your Fredericksburg home or apartment. One popular entry way is through the water supply. As the water supply may become contaminated, there really is no way you can avoid your home from being infested with radon without an air purification system. With the help of a specialist, your Fredericksburg home can be as safe as it once was with a radon reduction system.

S.W.A.T. Environmental would like to work together with HUD and the American Lung Association in improving the overall quality of life and health of citizens in Fredericksburg, VA through properly installed mitigation systems. We feel that our efforts combined can make this area a much safer place for tenants, and homeowners alike. Regardless of the state of your radon situation, we can provide the mitigation you need with our years of localized experience and knowledge, and help you avoid radon lung cancer.

S.W.A.T. Environmental - A Division of Air Quality Control Agency
- FredericksburgVA22406 USA 
 • 800-617-2366

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