Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation Columbia, MD For those of you who missed last month’s article, there have been changes in the HUD policy that require testing and mitigation as needed. The official regulation requires that every Columbia multi-family home that is financed through HUD will be required to have a radon test. If your test results on these homes display high levels of radon gas, then a further action is required. Radon mitigation Columbia will be required in order to properly reduce your levels and make your home a safe place for all of the tenants. What many homeowners are probably curious of is the process for radon mitigation Columbia. S.W.A.T. Environmental is taking this month to layout the process you will face while you are trying to have your mitigation system installed. While this can be a stressful time, and you are probably worried about meeting all of the regulations, we [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 07:03 PM
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Radon Lung Cancer in Columbia May be Reduced There is some new great news for residents of Columbia, MD. With new policies set in place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, there will be increased safety in many homes across the United States. There is regulation being set in place that will help reduce the levels of radon gas in homes throughout the United States. This is great news, and the American Lung Association has commended the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for their great effort. If you have never heard of radon gas before, it is a cancerous gas that is naturally occurring and found in the soil beneath many Columbia, MD homes. Without the help of a trained professional, many homes will be unaware of whether or not they have high levels, and will not be able to reduce the levels of gas. [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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Why Radon Mitigation in Schools in Columbia, MD is Needed Columbia, MD residents probably already know of the dangers of radon gas, but many are not aware that a vast number of public schools are also receiving the same negative effects of radon gas. When you hear radon gas, most often we associate cancer, and the action that SHOULD have already been taken to prevent any physical harm. Unfortunately for many schools in Columbia, MD, no action has been taken for public schools. This means that many students, teachers, and principals all go throughout their days breathing in this harmful gas. Radon mitigation in schools can dramatically reduce the number of lung cancer cases that occur. Did you know that if radon gas did not exist, there should be a decrease in lung cancer cases by 15%? More than one out of seven lung cancer cases are currently attributed to [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Radon

Columbia Maryland and Radon Action Month Radon action month is quickly approaching in Columbia, MD. It is important that you make sure to prepare a plan of action for you and your family. Often we go throughout the day not thinking about long term health risks associated with things such as radon gas. Radon gas kills 20,000 people each year. This means that more people die each year from drunk driving. What is sad about this is how preventable radon gas is. You may install a mitigation system, which will quickly reduce the levels of gas in your home. In order to fully understand radon gas, you must first know where it comes from. Radon comes from broken down uranium in your soil. Beneath your Columbia home, this gas may seep through the smallest of spaces and enter your home through the foundation. Radon may also enter through your ground [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Columbia, Maryland Residents Fear Lung Cancer Lung cancer is often something that is thought to only affect those who smoke cigarettes religiously. It makes sense that smoking something that puts so much tar on your lungs, and even has a giant warning label on every box causes cancer. Despite the warnings, millions accept the risk and light up. Columbia, MD residents are now all facing the same risks which smokers do. Radon gas has been proven to cause cancer and is now being reported as the reason for 16% of all lung cancer cases. 16% equates to over one out of seven of those diagnosed with lung cancer. This means that living in a Columbia home which is infested with radon gas may be just as dangerous as smoking. It is believed that nationally 15% of all homes are affected by high levels of radon gas, and are in need [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Columbia Maryland Air Quality Residents of Columbia, MD may have heard about the air quality in the area, but did you know that every year, many regions of the United States are deemed to have such a poor air quality that there is are health risks at stake? Health risks from poor air quality may include permanent lung damage, tightness in the chest, trouble breathing, and an increase likeliness of illness, just to name a few. Columbia residents should not take these warnings lightly, and stay outside if your air quality is deemed poor on a given day. How do you determine whether or not your air quality is acceptable? The EPA has created an air quality index, or AQI, which measures four categories to sum up your health risks into a single number. The AQI measures ground level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. There have been [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Columbia, Maryland Radon Company Recognized Columbia’s local radon mitigation company gained national recognition this week as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. Inc.com provided a list of the fastest growing companies, and for the first time ever a radon mitigation company made this list. Ranked as the thirteenth overall fastest growing company in the environmental services department, S.W.A.T. Environmental has been ground breaking in regard to their movement to improve the air quality in Columbia homes. The CFO of S.W.A.T. Environmental has projected $12 million in revenue for the company for the year of 2012. S.W.A.T. Environmental is a for profit company with a non-profit heart. Having the ability to successfully reduce the radon levels in thousands of homes provides us with a great delight. There are many health risks associated with radon gas, such as lung cancer, and these risks are known to kill over 20,000 each year. [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Radon Testing in Columbia, Maryland Radon testing in Columbia, Maryland is a vital aspect to you and your family’s safety. Radon gas is a silent killer claiming more lives than fires, drunk driving, and drowning. If you are a resident of Columbia, MD then it is extremely important that you ask a specialist for radon testing, as your home specifically may be at a higher risk. Radon is naturally occurring, and may enter your home through the soil seeping into your foundation, your water supply, or even some building materials. Radon is one of the most dense gases, and is extremely radioactive. The health concerns and radioactive nature of this gas has actually limited scientific research. Over twenty thousand people are killed every single year by radon gas, making it one of the EPA’s biggest concerns. Homes have been found to have levels of radon gas that are equivalent to [...]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Columbia’s Dangerous Water: How Will Radon in Water Affect You? The Environmental Protection Agency reports that over 20,000 deaths each year are a direct result of exposure to excessively high levels of radon. Columbia, Maryland is unfortunately not immune to this trend. As a Columbia homeowner, therefore, you should be aware of the issue and the necessary precautions you should take to ensure that you and your family are protected from it. Columbia residents now have a voice in the regulations that deal with radon in the area. The EPA has endeavored to improve the current lack of awareness about waterborne radon by recommending three possible limits for standard levels of radon in water: 4,000 pCi/L, 1,000 pCi/L and 300 pCi/L. Frankly, 4,000 pCi/L as a set standard is considered by many experts to still be too high. Radioactive waste sites and even nuclear power plants often produce less radiation [...]

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Everything You Should Know About Radon Abatement in Columbia, Maryland Radon is an odorless and colorless radioactive gas found in the ground and water. It is formed by the natural decay of uranium in rocks and soil, and once formed, it rises into the atmosphere. Analysts have determined that exposure to concentrated radon gas can lead to lung cancer — in fact, it is now the second most common cause of lung cancer in the United States. The ability of radon gas to move undetected through construction joints, foundational cracks and water supply pipes means it can get into any building, whether an office or a home, and create a hazardous environment for the building’s inhabitants. Thousands of deaths are recorded each year due to radon gas poisoning. Numerous tests have detected radon gas in all 50 of the United States, but radon checks in Howard County in the state [...]