Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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Radon

Rochester Radon Mitigation Needs If you have heard of the recent radon requirements set in place by HUD, then you probably know what is about to happen to many multi-family home units in Rochester, MN. In Rochester, if you own a multi-family home financed through HUD, you will have to have a radon test completed. All units must be tested, and additionally, every unit returning high levels of gas will have to have a mitigation system installed. The reason such strict regulation has been put in place by HUD is because of the dangers of radon gas. Radon gas is responsible for so many deaths in the United States. As of right now, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Roughly one out of every seven case of lung cancer are caused by radon gas. This makes this gas one of the most serious threats to us, [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Lung Cancer in the Rochester Area There has been recent changes to the regulation set in place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that will help save the lives of thousands of people in Rochester, MN, and even more nationwide. If you have heard of radon gas, then you may know that it is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and responsible for roughly 21,000 deaths each and every year. While citizens who are informed about radon gas in Rochester often take action, not everyone has the capability to improve their living space. If you rent a home or apartment, then you know that the maintenance and repair of your rented space is often up to the care of a landlord. While leases can help protect you from being taken advantage of and ensure some form of safety, they do not often include a clause [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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Rochester Radon Mitigation in Schools Benefits School safety is a new topic that is being debated across the nation as we dissect deeper into gun law interpretation. While strict gun laws may or may not reduce the amount of crime, and school shootings, one thing is for certain when it comes to school safety. One out of five schools in the nation has dangerously high levels of radon gas and is in need of mitigation. If your Rochester, MN school has not explicitly stated that they have tested and removed all radon gas, then chances are that they are in need of some radon mitigation. Radon is a deadly gas killing over 20,000 people each year. The numbers have increased so much that now one out of every seven cases of lung cancer are caused by radon gas. This means that more than 15% of all lung cancer cases are [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Rochester, MN Prepares for Radon Action Month Radon action month is right around the corner, and so S.W.A.T. Environmental is asking residents of Rochester whether or not they are properly prepared to take action this January. If you remember last year, we had tons of people contacting us for installation of a mitigation system. We hope this year we can further increase our levels of advocacy to improve the health of your Rochester home. Radon gas is uttered by many across the United States, but many are still not aware of the long term health risks associated with radon gas. Did you know that over 20,000 people die each year because of radon gas causing lung cancer? You do not have to smoke cigarettes to be diagnosed with this horrible cancer. Simply failing to take action on your Rochester home when it has been invaded by radon could cause you [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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Radon

Rochester, MN Concerns with Lung Cancer Rochester residents are realizing one of the top killers in the city is not what you may expect. When you think of lung cancer, we often assume chain smoking is the reasoning for it. New research has shown that 16% of all lung cancer cases are not caused by smoking cigarettes, but rather something else. What could that other thing be? Radon gas. Radon gas comprises of 16% of all lung cancer cases according to new research. In addition, these cases are of people who have never touched a cigarette in their life. To put it in perspective, this is greater than 1 out of every 7 lung cancer cases. Taking action against radon gas with radon gas mitigation ensures that your Rochester home is safe and secure. Radon gas is radioactive. We all know that radiation causes cancer. Research has confirmed the dangers [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Rochester Air Quality Suffering Rochester, Minnesota is a beautiful city to live in, and raise your family. Like many cities in America, Rochester suffers from poor air quality. The problem with judging air quality, is that it cannot be seen, smelt, or tasted in many instances, meaning that the only true way to judge it is through sensors. Unfortunately, for a great amount of the population, the news of poor air quality often arrives too late. Do not let the information of poor air quality fall on deaf ears. This month is air quality awareness month, so please take the time to educate yourself about the common pitfalls others have suffered from poor air quality. Rochester residents beware, two million people perish each year from poor indoor air quality. This means that the installation of an air purification system alone may have been the matter of life and death for [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 06:09 PM
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Rochester, MN Radon Mitigation Company Expands Hiring sixty five employees, and growing at a rate of 155% over the past three years, Rochester’s leading radon mitigation company has quickly expanded. Now covering twenty six states, and forty locations, S.W.A.T. Environmental has not just been recognized locally, but nationally. Inc.com, a leading source for business information, has just released its annual list of fastest growing companies, in which S.W.A.T. Environmental is the first radon mitigation company to ever be placed on this list. While this is a great honor, S.W.A.T. Environmental will continue to focus on our outstanding service and quality in the Rochester community. We would like to thank all Rochester residents for making this a possibility. If it was not for you, none of this would be possible. It is truly a pleasure to complete and install radon mitigation systems on Rochester homes as we know that with each [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Testing is Important in Rochester Minnesota is a beautiful area with many attractions. With the Minnesota Twins, and Minnesota Vikings located near Rochester, it is a great place to see a game, or to view nature’s true beauty at Rochester’s silver lake. As a resident of Rochester, you may not be aware of dangers of radon gas to your home. Radon testing is the only way to determine if your home has dangerous levels of radon gas. Radon is known to cause lung cancer, and kill over 20,000 people every year. Radon testing is the necessary action you must take for your first step in protecting you and your family’s safety. Radon can enter your Rochester home in a variety of ways, but the most common is through being released in the soil. Radon released in your soil can travel up through your foundation and enter your Rochester [...]

Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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How Waterborne Radon Infiltrates Homes in Rochester, Minnesota Radon is able to enter a home by dissolving into underground water sources that can then be pulled into a well or other water supply and eventually into a house. This can result in radon contaminating the water you use to bathe yourself, drink, wash dishes and so on. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, breathing radon released from tap water can cause lung cancer. In addition, consuming waterborne radon that has not yet been released into the air may cause stomach cancer in some cases. As a result, you should make testing your water supply regularly to ensure that is not contaminated a top priority. Radon is a radioactive gas that is often created naturally in the Minnesota environment. The gas is produced by the decomposition of uranium in the soil, water and rocks. It is harmless if dispersed outdoors, but [...]

Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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What Is Radon Abatement? Radon is a radioactive gas that has been known to cause the development of cancer among those living in buildings containing high levels of the substance. Radon cannot be detected by any ordinary human senses since it is odorless and tasteless, as well as invisible to the naked eye. Radon is currently the second highest cause of lung cancer among Americans. Adding tobacco smoke to a household with high radon levels increases the cancer risk even more. Although radon gas is a danger to anyone, children are even more vulnerable to it than adults, which should only serve to increase the urgency of radon testing. Radon abatement is the process of detecting and reducing radon levels in a home. It has been predicted that the full detection of radon levels in all homes throughout the United Sates could prevent tens of thousands of deaths from lung [...]