Thursday, April 19, 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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Radon

What is Radon Gas and what is the Source of High Radon Levels? You may know that inhaling excessive levels of radon gas is unsafe, but you may not realize that the gas is around you every day. In the open air, it is not harmful, but when it accumulates indoors, it can be very dangerous. Radon is a gas that is created from decomposing uranium in the soil. Areas that are rich with naturally occurring deposits of uranium normally would not have any health repercussions from the uranium itself. When it starts to break down in the soil, however, it releases a gas that seeps into the air and causes widespread health problems for all living things that inhale too much of it. What are the Health Impacts of High Radon Levels? One of the primary effects of inhaling high radon levels is an increased risk of contracting lung [...]

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Dangers in Rochester Solved with Radon Mitigation If you are a resident of Rochester, Minnesota, you should be aware of the potential negative effects of concentrated radon gas within your home. The substance is a dangerous vapor that rises out of the earth’s crust. In some cases, the gas levels build inside an enclosed space, possibly causing lung cancer and other health problems in the home’s occupants. In fact, radon is now the second largest lung cancer causing agent within the United States. Radon gas is a substance that you cannot see, smell or taste. It is created as a byproduct of decomposing uranium in the earth’s soil. Unfortunately, the dangerous vapor often manages to find its way from the ground into a building through cracks in its basement or foundation. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined safe levels of radon gas; you can have experts from SWAT [...]

Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 03:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Testing for Rochester Residents Radon gas is gaining notoriety as residents of the United States become aware of the role it plays in lung cancer deaths each year. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) more than 20,000 people are expected to die this year due to lung cancer caused by radon exposure. This is serious, especially if you live in one of the areas known for high levels of radon, including Rochester, Minnesota. Residents should arrange to have radon gas testing to identify their actual risk and to incorporate radon gas mitigation if necessary. What is Radon Gas? Radon gas is formed when uranium goes through the natural breakdown process in the ground. This carcinogenic gas builds up until it must search for a way to escape the small confines it finds itself trapped in. As it does so, radon snakes its way through the ground until [...]

Radon

Is Your Rochester, Minnesota Home Safe From Radon? It’s Radon Action Month January is National Radon Action Month. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is on a mission to make residents throughout the country aware of the continuing danger that radon poses for many areas including Rochester. Current statistics show that as many as 20,000 individuals died from lung cancer caused by radon exposure in 2009. That number is expected to continue unless public awareness of this problem is created. Both the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General want to make Rochester area residents aware of the steps they need to take now to protect the lives of their loved ones from this cancer-causing gas. Formed when uranium breaks down underneath the surface of the earth, radon is a radioactive gas. You cannot see it, taste it, or smell it. It is silent, but it is deadly. How does it enter [...]

Thursday, December 8, 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Radon

Test Your Rochester, Minnesota Home for Radon and Vapor Intrusion Today If you live in Rochester, Minnesota, then you may want to consider having your home tested for vapor intrusion. This area of the country has a higher incidence of radon contamination due to vapor intrusion. Since radon is a known carcinogenic, you are placing yourself and everyone who lives with you at risk of developing lung cancer. Your best course of action is to have your property tested for this known carcinogen and to take the appropriate actions if it is discovered that your levels of vapor intrusion are too high. You may be wondering just exactly what vapor intrusion is and what you can do about it. Vapor intrusion occurs when radon vapors enter a building through the cracks and fissures that have developed in its foundation and basement walls. It can even enter your home through windows [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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Radon

Have Your Home Tested for High Levels of Radon If you live in the Rochester, Minnesota area and have not yet had your home tested for radon, you should make an appointment with a certified testing company as soon as you can. And if you have already had your Rochester, Minnesota area home tested and found higher radon levels than normal, you need to develop a plan to deal with the problem as soon as you can. After all, radon problems in the Rochester, Minnesota area are cumulative, and every day you delay could be putting your health, and the health of your family, at risk. Fortunately there are some strategies you can use to deal with a radon problem in your Rochester, Minnesota area home. If you have high levels of radon in your Rochester, Minnesota area home, you first need to start interviewing radon mitigation companies and contractors. [...]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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Radon

High Levels of Radon Puts You and Your Family At Risk If you’ve discovered that your Rochester home has abnormally high levels of radon, reducing the amount of the gas in the air is vital to protecting the health of your family. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that Rochester homeowners use mitigation systems that prevent radon from ever entering their homes. How to Reduce Radon Levels The most common method for radon mitigation in Rochester is the soil suction technique. This method is effective because much of the radon in the Rochester area is due to the breakdown of uranium in the ground. The soil suction technique uses a vent fan to pull the radon downward under the house. The radon then travels through one or more pipes until it reaches the open air above your home, where it mixes with the atmosphere and no longer poses a [...]