Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 06:04 PM
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Radon

Why are high radon levels dangerous? Radon is a radioactive element that commonly exists in a gaseous form. Radon gas is a byproduct of the natural decay of the uranium found in certain rocks and soils. Common types of rocks that may contain radon are limestone, shale, granite and igneous rocks. In particular, the breakdown of rocks and soils near flowing water can release radon gas into the air. Basements built near rock beds that have underground streams running through them are at the highest risk for accumulating harmful radon levels. High radon levels are very hazardous to human health because radon gas is a carcinogen — a cancer-causing agent. Radon has been linked to many cases of lung cancer in the past. In fact, radon gas is considered to be the top cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking. Radon gas is a silent killer, much [...]

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas in Michigan Solved with Radon Mitigation If you are a resident of Kalamazoo, Michigan, you may have heard of the radon gas threat in your area. However, you may not understand the real extent of this threat. Radon is known for being a leading cause of lung cancer for smokers and nonsmokers alike, so the gas can pose a serious danger for anyone who lives in this region. If you live in Kalamazoo, you should have SWAT Environmental test your home tested for radon gas regularly, simply as a precaution. If radon mitigation is necessary, SWAT Environmental can handle that as well. Radon is a radioactive gas formed from the natural decay of uranium in the soil; this uranium is particularly prevalent in the soil and rock of the Kalamazoo area. The resulting gas has no taste, color or odor. Radon gas is gradually released from the ground [...]

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

Michigan Radon Gas Poses Serious Health Risks As a resident of the Kalamazoo, Michigan area, you may be vaguely aware of the threat posed by radon. You may even know that radon is a leading cause of lung cancer among both smokers and nonsmokers. But you may not realize the true extent of the threat radon gas represents in the Kalamazoo area. The truth is that radon gas is a serious threat to anyone who lives in the state of Michigan, and if you have not yet had your home tested you should do so without delay. To understand why radon is such a threat it is a good idea to learn a little bit about this dangerous radioactive gas. Radon is present in the ground throughout the Kalamazoo area, and over time that radioactive gas gets into the air. Airborne radon is not a serious threat to residents of [...]

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

Is Your Kalamazoo Home Safe From Radon? It’s Radon Action Month The Environmental Protection Agency has recently declared January to be National Radon Action Month, and that gives Kalamazoo area homeowners the perfect chance to have their properties tested for this dangerous radioactive gas. If you have not yet had your own Kalamazoo area home tested, why not make January your own radon awareness month? Many Kalamazoo area residents already know that radon is a danger, and they may even suspect that this colorless and odorless gas is present in their homes. But many Kalamazoo residents are unsure how to proceed, and even unsure whether or not testing would be worthwhile. The reality is that testing is more than worthwhile, and radon problems in the Kalamazoo can be dealt with effectively given the right tools, equipment and expertise. That is one of the reasons the Environmental Protection Agency has declared [...]

Thursday, December 22, 2011 @ 08:12 PM
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Radon

Protect Your Kalamazoo Michigan Business From Vapor Intrusion When you do business, either in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area or elsewhere in the country, you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. Between worries about making payroll, concerns about hiring the right people and endless regulations, you have no shortage of things on your plate and issues to be concerned about. Even so, you simply cannot afford to ignore one problem you may not have previously thought about. If you have a business in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area, you need to be concerned about the problems posed by vapor intrusion. It does not matter if your business is an office or a factory, a warehouse or a storage facility. If you have a business in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area your firm could be at risk from vapor intrusion and you may never even know it. The problem of vapor [...]

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

Radon Mitigation Kalamazoo Michigan Residents of Kalamazoo, Michigan often assume that they are not at risk for radon contamination, and that only those who live in the northeast need to worry about this colorless and odorless radioactive gas. Unfortunately for residents of Kalamazoo, Michigan, that is not the case. No matter where you live, you could be at risk of radon contamination, and if you find high levels you need to hire a radon mitigation specialist without delay. If you have your Kalamazoo, Michigan tested for radon and find a problem, hiring a radon mitigation contractor is the best way, and likely the only way, to solve the problem for the long term. Choose an Experienced Radon Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan While some general contractors may claim to do radon mitigation, those companies may lack the expertise and experience needed to do the job right. And worse yet, having a [...]

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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Radon

The Risks of Radon for Kalamazoo Homeowners Radon—a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas emitted by decaying uranium under the ground—poses a significant health hazard to American families. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Surgeon General of the United States, and Kalamazoo County’s Environmental Health Department, radon is responsible for more than 20,000 deaths a year from lung cancer. The damage this radioactive gas does to delicate lung tissues is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second cause of lung cancer among smokers. Although the risks of radon are relatively the same for children and adults, anyone living in a house with a smoker is at substantially higher risk than those living in a non-smoking household. EPA Radon Map Points to Kalamazoo Homes Is radon posing a health threat to your Kalamazoo home? The EPA radon map displays three levels of estimated radon threat: Zone 1, [...]