Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Radon

The Dangers of High Radon Levels Radon levels are often high in Columbia, Maryland homes, so radon testing should be done on the regular basis. The region surrounding this city is a densely populated area, and there are special concerns about the environmental effects that are associated with living in it — potential exposure to high radon levels among them. You can find some levels of radon gas anywhere in the world. It is created as a side effect when naturally occurring elements in the soil gradually break down. However, certain geographic regions are especially prone to accumulating radon levels. Unfortunately, one of the particularly radon-prone regions is that around Columbia, Maryland. That does not mean that you should live in constant fear of ill effects from radon gas; it simply means that you should take steps to protect your family from its possibility. Testing for Elevated Radon Levels The [...]

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Radon

The Invisible Cigarette: Why You Need Radon Mitigation Radon gas cannot be seen and cannot be smelled, but the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that it causes over 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that results from the breakdown of uranium in soil, water and rock. Therefore, you should rely on SWAT Environmental’s radon mitigation specialists to ensure that your family is safe. While radon gas is an issue every home should address, homes in the Columbia, Maryland area are particularly susceptible to high radon levels. Radon is the second highest cause of lung cancer in the Columbia area, as radon levels are generally higher in the northeast area of the United States. Columbia falls in Maryland’s highest potential home radon zone meaning that homes are predicted to contain as much as 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). Ideally, a home should contain less than 2.0 [...]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 10:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Maryland and Radon Gas Problems If you are in the market for a home in the Columbia area, you may have the property tested as part of the purchase process. But if you already own a home in the Columbia area you may not think that radon testing is that important. That would be a big mistake, since radon gas is a serious problem throughout Maryland and throughout the entire country. Radon is also a leading cause of deaths from lung cancer, and that makes it a danger to everyone who lives in your Columbia area home. If you have not yet had your property tested for radon contamination, now is the perfect time to act. The health impacts of radon gas rise over time, so the longer you delay having the property tested the greater the risk to yourself and your family could be. Radon Mitigation Maryland Even [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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Radon

Is Your Home Infected With Radon? Have It Tested During National Radon Action Month If you live in the Columbia area, you may already know that radon is a problem. You may even know other Columbia area homeowners who have experienced high levels of radon in their homes. If you have not yet had your own Columbia area home tested for radon, now is the perfect time to do so. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to have your Columbia area home tested for radon, because the EPA has declared January to be National Radon Action Month. The Environmental Protection Agency feels so strongly about the problems posed by radon that they are reaching out to Columbia area homeowners to encourage them to have their homes tested. Radon is Linked to Lung Cancer One of the most dangerous things about radon is that it is so difficult [...]

Radon

Columbia, Maryland Business Owners Weary of Vapor Intrusion If you own and operate a business in the Columbia, Maryland area, you already know how many things there are to be concerned about. As the owner of a business, you need to make sure you can make payroll each week, and you need to be aware of the many rules and regulations governing firms in the Columbia, Maryland area. Some of those rules and regulations concern the environment in which your employees work. As the owner of a business in the Columbia, Maryland area, you are responsible for providing a safe and secure workplace for all of your employees, and that includes the quality of the air inside your factories, office buildings, warehouses and other commercial facilities. Vapor Intrusion is a Serious Threat to Your Health Vapor intrusion can be a real threat to businesses in the Columbia, Maryland area, and [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Columbia Maryland You probably already know that radon is a big problem in the Columbia, Maryland area. You may have even had your Columbia, Maryland area home tested for radon. If so, you are probably wondering what you should do next. If you had your Columbia, Maryland area home tested for radon and found no problems, you can rest easy knowing that your family is protected. But if you found high levels of radon in your Columbia, Maryland area home, you need to deal with the problem as soon as you possibly can. Every day you delay is one more day your family is at risk, so your next step should be to hire a quality radon mitigation contractor. When you hire a radon mitigation problem in the Columbia, Maryland area, you need to find one who has plenty of experience. Getting rid of a radon problem [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Radon

Why Columbia, Maryland Residents Need to be Concerned About Radon As a resident of Columbia, Maryland, you have more reason than most to worry about the colorless, odorless and radioactive gas known as radon. Maryland residents spend more than their fair share of time indoors, especially during those cold Columbia, Maryland winters. Maryland is also home to a lot of bedrock – the same type of bedrock that can house high levels of radon. When that radon stays trapped in the rock it is not much of a threat to your Maryland home or your family. But that radon does not stay trapped in the rock for long, and it can seep out through even the tiniest crack in the bedrock surrounding your Maryland home. Once that radon is in the basement of your Columbia, Maryland home, it can quickly build up to toxic levels and cause serious health problems [...]