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

Lexington Radon Mitigation Needs In case you are not aware of the recent updates to the requirements of HUD, it is now mandatory that all HUD financed multi-family homes have a radon test. Once the test is completed, if the results show high levels of radon gas, then a Lexington radon mitigation system will be required to be installed. This way we can ensure that all rental properties are safe from this gas, and that you are up to date with latest HUD requirements. Why has radon gas become so much of a concern for HUD, and the citizens of Lexington? Radon gas kills over 20,000 people each year in the format of lung cancer. It has become so dangerous that one out of every seven cases of lung cancer are actually caused by radon gas. While smoking cigarettes is still the second leading cause of lung cancer, so having [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 05:03 PM
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Radon

Regulation in Place to Reduce Radon Lung Cancer in Lexington In real estate situations, we often are not fully aware of what we are getting ourselves into. In Lexington, KY, when you purchase a home, you want to ensure that there has been a full inspection in order to make for certain that your investment is protected. While we take this proper care for our own homes, we may still overlook some problems that are hard to find. Issues with plumbing, or the foundation are hopefully fully inspected in order to know what you are getting yourself into, but radon gas is something that is not always tested for, resulting in radon lung cancer. In Lexington, KY, radon gas is a serious threat. If your home has not been protected through having a mitigation system installed, you could be at risk. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Schools in Lexington, KY is Needed The threat of radon gas on schools is a serious one. The nation is currently divided on the appropriate action that is necessary in order to improve school safety. If you do not know whether or not your Lexington, KY school has a high level of radon gas, then you need to contact your local school board superintendent, and tell them the importance of radon mitigation in schools. Radon mitigation in schools can help reduce the levels of radon, and provide the safety that your Lexington, KY school needs. Radon gas forms deep in the soil beneath schools. Uranium which is naturally occurring in the soil, and as it breaks down, radon gas forms. This gas can enter the school and take over, building in concentration over time. Radon gas kills 20,000 people each year, meaning that radon is a serious [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Lexington, KY Residents Prepare for Radon Action Month Radon action month is only one month away, and S.W.A.T. Environmental is asking you whether or not you are prepared. Taking time out of your day to prepare your Lexington, KY home for action against radon, or to further educate yourself on the dangers are both valuable ways to spend your time. No matter what you plan to do, be sure to fully prepare for radon action month, and to take action. Residents of Lexington are in a tough situation as many homes in the Kentucky area may be at a greater risk of radon gas than other homes in the nation. Over 20,000 people die each year because of radon gas, and on average one out of every fifteen homes has dangerous levels of radon. This means that there is a good chance you could be destroying your health, and your [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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Radon

Lexington, KY Residents at Risk of Lung Cancer When reading the title of this article it is easy to assume that this article is referring to those who are chain smokers, or those who are coal miners. This could not be further from the truth. This article is actually directed at ALL residents of Lexington, KY. Recent studies have shown that 16 percent of all cases of lung cancer are caused by radon gas. Radon gas occurs in the soil across the entire United States, and is natural formed as Uranium breaks down. Whether or not you have ever heard of radon up until this point, it is easy for someone to understand the health concern. Radon gas is radioactive, and we all know that radioactive material causes cancer. Exposure to heavy concentrations of this gas would then obviously lead to cancer. The only things up for debate are whether [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Lexington’s Air Quality Problem Air quality in Lexington, Kentucky is something that is a great concern for many. Over forty years ago, the Clean Air Act was passed to help increase air quality throughout the United States. Sadly, many areas still suffer from poor air quality. The EPA has even set up an air quality index to allow us to know just how clean the air that we are breathing is. The air quality index depicts four major factors to sum up the grade of Lexington, Kentucky’s air into a single number from 0-500. The level from zero to fifty indicates a safe environment for you and your family to breath. Unfortunately, while many areas have levels in the zero to fifty range, this number may quickly rise to 100 or even 200+ indicating an environment that causes health risks for nearly all citizens. So how does the EPA get [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Lexington, Kentucky Radon Company Recognized Recently, the national radon mitigation company, S.W.A.T. Environmental, was the first radon mitigation company to ever appear on INC.com’s list of fastest growing companies within the United States. Inc.com is a great source for all things business related. S.W.A.T. Environmental was ranked thirteenth fastest growing company in the environmental services industry, and is projected to have revenues of $12 million for the current year. With growth of 155% over the past three years, S.W.A.T. Environmental has been a stimulus package for Lexington, Kentucky. Radon gas is a very dangerous element that is naturally occurring in our environment. While most things that are naturally occurring are good for you, radon gas is one of the exceptions. In the early 1900′s, radon gas was discovered and proven to be radioactive by Friedrich Dorn. This gas is invisible, so the only way to determine whether or not radon [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Lexington Radon Testing Many southerners often are not aware of the danger of radon gas, as it has been pinned to most northeastern states. Radon testing has proven that southern states such as Kentucky are just as effected as other states, which means radon testing is necessary for your Lexington home. Some homes have been found to have radon levels that are equivalent to smoking 135 packs of cigarettes per day. We all know cigarettes are bad for our health, but did you know every year over 20,000 individuals die from lung cancer caused by radon gas, even though many have never smoked before? Radon testing can be the difference in spotting a threat, and being diagnosed with lung cancer. Radon may enter your home in a variety of ways, whether it be through the soil and seeping through your foundation, or your Lexington water supply, or even the materials [...]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Effects of Radon in Water for Lexington, Kentucky Residents Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas formed by decaying elements like uranium deep beneath the earth’s surface. The radon escapes from the earth’s crust through cracks in the bedrock and then either dissolves into the groundwater or seeps into people’s homes through cracks in their house’s foundation. If the water supply for your home has been contaminated by radon, you and your family could be at a serious health risk without even realizing it — a situation that has occurred more than once in and around Lexington, Kentucky. Health Risks from Radon in Water Exposure to high levels of radon in the home through inhalation has been linked to a significantly increased possibility of developing lung cancer. Drinking radon contaminated water has also been linked to stomach cancer, although this is a much less common occurrence. The real problem is [...]

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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If your family’s safety is your top priority, you should be aware of the dangers of radon gas. Radon poisoning is a very serious condition that can potentially lead to long-term negative side effects for your health. Radon is originally created during the radioactive breakdown and decay of uranium deposits in the soil. The result is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas. Its toxicity level is very high, though it may seem harmless simply because it is so difficult to detect. If your house contains accumulated radon gas, its radioactive attack on the body stealthily progresses without your knowledge, poisoning you gradually. Because radon poisoning is introduced via inhalation, it is a leading cause of lung cancer in those who are exposed to the harmful gas over a period of time. The adverse effects of radon poisoning may not be discovered until many years into the future. That is why [...]