Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

Kalamazoo Radon Mitigation Concerns The current regulations in place for Kalamazoo, MI set aside by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development are about to make it a little tougher for you to keep your multi-family home financed through HUD. While the new regulations may sound a little difficult, you can be assured that with S.W.A.T. Environmental, it may be easier than you think. In case you did not read our most recent article, HUD has made it a new requirement that all multi-family homes must have a radon test. This new requirement is that all units in the multi-family home are tested. This is important as one unit may have high levels of radon gas, while other units may have lower levels of radon gas. If a unit returns high levels of radon gas, they will now be required to have a Kalamazoo radon mitigation system installed. The [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 07:03 PM
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Radon

HUD is Regulating Radon Lung Cancer, One Home at a Time The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken a giant step forward in the health care of those renting part of a multi-family home in the Kalamazoo, MI area. The Kalamazoo, MI area is known to have sections of high levels of radon gas, and without a proper mitigation system installed, the side effects are deadly. Every year 21,000 people die from radon gas in the form of radon lung cancer. It is a true tragedy as a properly installed mitigation system can help remove the gas, and make your Kalamazoo home a safe environment. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is responsible for roughly 15% of all lung cancer cases. This means that there is a serious threat to you and your family without a properly installed mitigation system. Because this [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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Radon

A Bill for Radon Mitigation in Schools in Kalamazoo A bill has recently been proposed by a congress member from Iowa which would provide grant funding for radon mitigation in schools. Kalamazoo residents should be excited by the increased safety and health this would bring to all teachers, students, and faculty alike. The bill would provide funding for all schools to have radon testing done. Schools which return high levels of radon gas would then receive additional grant funding for radon mitigation in schools. This ensures that we are not cutting any of the education budget, and are providing an adequate level of safety in our Kalamazoo schools. You can show your support for this bill by speaking with your school board superintendent, contacting a local politician, or even writing a letter to members of congress. Radon gas is responsible for one out of seven cases of lung cancer. Radon [...]

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

Radon Action Month in Kalamazoo, MI Residents of Kalamazoo are preparing for radon action month which is fast approaching. Every January, Kalamazoo celebrates radon action month by doing something to help with the prevention of deaths caused by radon gas. Many families installed mitigation systems last year to their Kalamazoo homes. Killing roughly 20,000 people each year in the United States, there is still much work that has to be done in Kalamazoo, and nationwide, for the prevention of deaths from radon gas. There are many things you may do during radon action month to help prevent deaths from radon, but before you take any action you should get a basic understanding of radon gas. Radon forms naturally in your soil from broken down uranium. In a gas form, it may enter your Kalamazoo home through the foundation, or a number of other places. Regardless of how it enters, it [...]

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

Kalamazoo, MI Concerns of Lung Cancer As a resident of Kalamazoo, you probably are not aware of the possible increased risk of lung cancer you face. As history has shown us, we often have assumed that lung cancer is only something that smokers should be concerned with. Ne research has proven that 16% of all lung cancer cases are actually not related to tobacco at all. These 16% of lung cancer cases are actually all contributed to radon gas. Radon gas is proving to be one of the top ten concerns for medical doctors as far as cancer goes. While many chemicals, foods, and other products have a debatable link to cancer, radon gas have studies which have shown their link to lung cancer. Killing 20,000 every single year, Kalamazoo residents are quickly realizing the dangers of radon gas, and properly taking preventative measures to reduce their risk and exposure [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Air Quality for Kalamazoo Citizens We all know about poor air quality, but do you know about all of the common health risks, and possibility of death associated with it? Every single year, approximately 2 million people die from poor indoor air quality. Over one million additionally perish because of bad outdoor air quality. With modern technology, and the help of S.W.A.T. Environmental, many of these deaths can be avoided, but it is important to contact us to get the ball rolling. Air quality can be rated on a scale of 0 to 500 created by the EPA. This air quality scale is referred to as the air quality index or AQI. This scale allows us to instantaneously view the air quality of Kalamazoo, MI. Any rating between 0-50 is known to be a safe level. 50-100 indicates that some people may experience health risks. 100-150 indicates that a larger [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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S.W.A.T. Environmental in Kalamazoo Recognized The nation’s largest and fastest growing radon mitigation company, S.W.A.T. Environmental, just received placement on Inc.com’s list of the nation’s fastest growing companies. With nearly 7.8 million homes effected by radon across the U.S., radon mitigation is a growing need for citizens of Kalamazoo and other areas. Increasing by 155% and adding 65 employees, S.W.A.T. Environmental has seen great success over the past three years. We would not be where we are today if it was not for the great customers that help fuel this company. For that, we would like to give a warm thank you for the residents of Kalamazoo. It is our mission to spread the dangers of radon and need for radon mitigation, and it has been an honor to be trusted with the duty of removing radon from your homes. Kalamazoo Radon Mitigation Company Comparison With projected revenue of $12 [...]

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

Kalamazoo Michigan Radon Testing You may have heard of radon gas, but did you know that it kills over 20,000 people every year in the form of lung cancer? Did you also know that it is necessary to test your Kalamazoo home every two to five years for vapor intrusion? As a resident of Kalamazoo, MI, you are probably like many Americans and are unaware of the dangers and precautions necessary for radon gas. Radon testing can provide the certainty and peace of mind knowing whether or not your home is infected. Radon testing should be done every two to five years. While a short test may only take a few days, we highly recommend a long term test which may take up to three months. You may test your home at any point of the year, but the fall is highly recommended as your doors and windows will not [...]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Dangers of Radon in Water for Kalamazoo, Michigan Residents Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can be created in the soil virtually anywhere. Extended exposure to high levels of radon has been linked to cancer. The most common form of radon exposure is inhaling it from the air; however, it can also mix with a home’s water supply, causing exposure every time you drink, cook with or otherwise use the water. Waterborne radon may cause stomach cancer in some cases when it is swallowed, and it can also release radon into the home’s air, causing further health problems. Sources of Radon in Water Virtually every part of the United States has radon present in its soil to some degree; however, the problem is particularly prevalent in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This does not necessarily mean, though, that your home’s water is certain to be contaminated if you live in this area. [...]

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Radon

Radon abatement is sometimes known as radon mitigation; its goal is simply to protect a home’s residents from the harmful effects of radon gas. Radon is hazardous due to its radioactivity. It is created from both natural and industrial sources, and its levels must be carefully monitored to ensure the continued good health of a home’s inhabitants. It can enter a house through groundwater contamination, as well as from the soil that surrounds a basement or foundation. The Definition of Radon Abatement Radon abatement is simply a general term for the process of removing radon gas from a house. Radon is in fact the most significant source of radiation that most people will ever be exposed to in their lives. It the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers and inevitably contributes to the overall incidence of cancer, especially lung cancer. Since contamination could happen anywhere in the country, you [...]