Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Radon

The Risks of High Radon Levels Radon levels in Lexington, Kentucky could be described as somewhat higher than the nationally accepted threshold for concern. Radon, an invisible, toxic and radioactive heavy gas, can be formed when uranium and other elements decay naturally. When it enters your home and accumulates, radon gas can potentially contribute to all sorts of health issues. Radon levels are measured in picocuries per liter of air, or pCi/L. The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, suggests implementing proactive solutions to lower your radon levels if testing determines that your home contains levels at or above 4.0 pCi/L. Below these radon levels, the EPA still recommends taking preventative action as a precaution since problems may still occur later on. Statistics from the EPA’s study of the issue may put some perspective on the problems of unusually high radon levels. At 4.0 pC/L of radon gas, out of one [...]

Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas is a Serious Health Risk, Radon Mitigation is The Answer Radon gas is a naturally occurring substance that can be created during the breakdown of uranium over time. Because radon gas cannot be seen or smelled, a specially designed test will be necessary to determine if your home is collecting radon gas at levels that are unhealthy. Radon has been known to cause lung cancer as people inhale the substance over time in their homes. Just as you should test your water for any harmful substances, you should test the air in your house for radon as well. Home kits to determine if your house is free of radon gas are available at your local hardware store, but a professional assessment is by far the more accurate method for finding radon gas in your home. If you live in Lexington, Kentucky, you should be particularly aware of the [...]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Radon

Test Your Home for Radon Gas If you have not yet had your Lexington area home tested for radon gas, now is the perfect time to do so. Radon is a serious threat throughout the country, including the Lexington area, and until you have your home tested you will never know just how great the danger really is. The Dangers of Radon Gas Radon is a leading cause of many serious illnesses, including deadly lung cancer. If you have high levels of radon gas in your home, you could be at risk from lung cancer even if you have never smoked. In fact, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, and that means you could be at serious risk. Even among smokers radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, so it is easy to see just how dangerous it really is. Radon Gas Kentucky The [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Radon

EPA Sponsors National Radon Action Month You probably already know that smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer in the United States and around the world, but did you know that radon gas is the second leading culprit? The Environmental Protection Agency wants to make sure all Lexington area residents understand the dangers of radon, and that is why they are declaring January to be National Radon Action Month. That declaration by the EPA provides Lexington area homeowners with the perfect chance to get their homes tested for this dangerous carcinogen. One of the things that makes radon gas so dangerous is the fact that it is both invisible and tasteless. You cannot see or smell radon in the air, so it could be present in your Lexington without your even knowing it. The only way to know for sure is to have your home tested by a [...]

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Radon

Lexington, Kentucky Business Owners Need to Beware of Vapor Intrusion If you do business in the Lexington, Kentucky area, you need to be aware of the potential threat posed by vapor intrusion. Vapor intrusion is similar to the threat of radon gas, but there are some key differences Lexington, Kentucky area businesses need to be aware of. Like radon, vapor intrusion happens when dangerous gasses and other contaminants seep from the surrounding soil and water table and make their way into your Lexington, Kentucky commercial buildings. But unlike radon, vapor intrusion involves more than a single gas. In fact, a number of contaminants exist in the Lexington, Kentucky area, from volatile organic compounds and petroleum distillates to heavy metals like mercury. Any or all of those contaminants can seep into your Lexington, Kentucky area business and cause long lasting health problems for your workers. If you fail to take the [...]

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

Radon Mitigation Lexington Kentucky If you have recently had your Lexington, Kentucky area home tested for radon, you may be wondering just what to do next. If your Lexington, Kentucky area home was found to have high levels of radon contamination, every day you delay could be putting your health, and the health of your family members, at risk. That is because radon is a lea ding cause of lung cancer, and that is why you need to start seeking out a radon mitigation specialist as soon as those positive test results come back. Steps in Making Your Lexington Kentucky Home Radon Free Once you know exactly how high those radon levels are, you need to start shopping around the Lexington, Kentucky area for a radon mitigation specialist. Once you have gathered a list of radon mitigation specialist licensed to do business in the Lexington, Kentucky area, you can focus [...]

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

What Every Kentucky Resident Needs to Know About Radon Elimination No matter where you live in the state of Kentucky, your home could be at risk from radon contamination. Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas, and it is found naturally in the environment. In fact radon is so widespread that many Kentucky residents could have radon problems and not even know it. That is because radon does nothing to make its presence known in your Kentucky home. Unlike other contaminants, you cannot smell, touch or taste radon in the air. But it could be there all the same, putting you, your family and your home at risk. Radon can cause serious problems for Kentucky residents, including lung cancer, so the sooner you get your home tested the sooner you can start protecting your family. Take Comfort Knowing Your Lexington Kentucky Home is Radon Free Having your Kentucky home [...]