Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation Birmingham Requirements The new HUD requirements set in place by HUD are definitely going to benefit many residents in the Birmingham area. In order to stay compliant with the recent HUD standards, multi-family homeowners are going to need to learn a thing or two about radon gas, and its dangers. Let us take a quick look at how dangerous radon gas is and why this new regulation is so important to our safety. Radon gas kills over 20,000 people on an annual basis in the United States. More importantly, it is odorless and colorless, meaning that there is no way to tell of its true danger until it has already struck. Like many gases that are harmful to our lungs, radon effect may take time, but will result in lung cancer. Radon mitigation Birmingham is the sure way you can remove this gas from your home, and make [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Birmingham Faces New Policies to Reduce Radon Lung Cancer Radon gas has become a serious topic for politicians, homeowners, and really everyone. In Birmingham, Alabama, there are high concentrations of radon in, which means that some Birmingham residents may be at a high risk of radon lung cancer. The second leading cause of lung cancer across the United States is radon gas, meaning that if your home has not been protected, you could be at a high risk. The American Lung Association has realized this threat level and stepped up with strong advocacy against radon gas. With the support of the American Lung Association, other organizations, and strong individual efforts, there have been some policy changes for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that will help ensure that homes across the nation have a higher level of protection from radon gas. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban [...]

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

The Birmingham area is full of great parks, and things to do, but did you know that radon gas kills thousands of people each and every year? Many of us have already taken the necessary action to prevent this dangerous gas from casing lung cancer, but we have forgotten to take care of one of the most important assets we have. Our children are the ones who really lose when it comes to radon mitigation in schools near Birmingham, AL. Radon gas affects more than 70,000 classrooms nationwide, and roughly one out of every five schools has a classroom with above normal levels of radon gas. This means that between preschool, elementary school, middle school, and high school, your child has probably been in a school with a high level of radon gas. Radon mitigation in schools is the only way we will ever be able to protect the future [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 04:01 PM
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Radon

Birmingham Prepares for National Radon Action Month January is national radon action month, and members of Birmingham, AL are preparing to test their homes and install a radon mitigation system if necessary. The whole purpose of radon action month is to start the conversation and take action for your Birmingham home. Radon action month will allow you to get a better understanding of your home’s danger level, and is a great time to take the appropriate action to safeguard your family. As you may already know, radon gas is one of the deadliest gases in the world. Killing over 20,000 people each year in the form of lung cancer, it is easy to see why radon is such a big deal. Birmingham residents do not get a pass. Radon gas affects all areas of the United States, and is something that you and your family need to take appropriate action [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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Radon

Birmingham Radon Gas Mitigation May Greatly Reduce Cancer Risk Birmingham, AL residents may be at a higher risk for lung cancer than we had once assumed. While many of us try to practice good diet and exercise, radon gas can be a determining factor in our overall health, and cause lung cancer. New studies have shown that an increasing number of nonsmokers are being diagnosed with lung cancer, meaning that even if you have practiced good health, this odorless, colorless gas of radon could quickly ruin your health. Utah is one state that has been hit hard by radon. In this state, there is a very low percentage of the population that smokes, but a large number of lung cancer cases. This may seem like an unsolvable mystery unless you know that radon gas occurs across the United States, and kills 20,000 each year in the form of lung cancer. [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Radon

Air Quality Awareness Month in Birmingham, AL October is air quality awareness month in Birmingham, AL. Depending on the air quality in your home, the particles you breath in may cause heart attacks, lung cancer, heart disease, and early death. Air particles measure in around 2.5 micrometers, making them much smaller than a human hair. This means that it is impossible for the human eye to determine whether or not your Birmingham home has poor air quality. The EPA is helping rate the air quality of your area on a scale of zero to five hundred. This scale, also known as the air quality index, takes into account particle pollution, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and ground level o-zone. According to the index, a rating of zero to fifty is considered satisfactory, and you are breathing clean air with little to no health risks. Any level above fifty on [...]

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Radon

S.W.A.T. Environmental is a Fast Growing Radon Mitigation Company If you have not already heard, Birmingham’s own S.W.A.T. Environmental has made INC.com’s list of top growing businesses. This is the first time that a radon mitigation company has made this list. S.W.A.T. Environmental has made its name by providing quality service to the Birmingham area for years. Covering over 26 states, Birmingham’s S.W.A.T. Environmental is the nation’s thirteenth fastest growing company in environmental services. When you take a deeper look into the radon mitigation industry, it is a no-brainer why this industry is ever so increasing. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America, making it a serious threat to your health. Roughly one out of every fifteen homes in America have high levels of radon, equating to roughly 7.8 million homes effected by radon gas every year. Why S.W.A.T. Environmental is the Company of Choice Among [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Radon

The Importance of Radon Testing in Birmingham, AL You may have heard of radon testing, but you may not be fully aware of all the health concerns radon gas is known to cause. If you live in Birmingham, AL, chances are like most southerners you may think that radon only effects northerners with basements. This could not be further from the truth. Radon gas effects nearly all regions of the U.S. Many counties in Alabama average over 4pCi/L, or picocuries per liter. This is considered above the normal level and radon mitigation is necessary. Similar to other lethal gases such as methane or carbon monoxide, radon is tasteless, odorless, and colorless. This means that without radon testing, there is no real way of knowing if your Birmingham home has dangerous gas levels or not. This is one of the main reasons why radon testing is so important. Reasons for Radon [...]

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Radon

Is There a Silent Killer in Your Water in Birmingham, Alabama? Colorless, tasteless, odorless radon gas is not a man-made pollutant; it can actually be found naturally in the water in many homes in Birmingham, AL. After smoking, radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer in the United States. Ingested radon has also been implicated in cancers of the stomach, yet most people are unaware that every time they take a drink or brush their teeth, they may be exposing themselves to radon. There are 15 counties in Alabama that are classified as having the highest potential for radon gas to be present. Birmingham, in Jefferson County, is right in the middle of this area. 

 The Source of Radon in Water 

Radon forms from decaying uranium; it is the only naturally occurring radioactive gas. As ground water moves through the underground rock strata, it picks up [...]

Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 12:06 PM
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Radon

Radon is a serious threat to virtually anyone in the world. In and around Birmingham, Alabama, however, the problem can be particularly prevalent. Radon is a naturally occurring gas generated by radioactive elements found naturally in the soil beneath homes all over the United States. Radon is completely undetectable by sight, taste or smell. This means that a person could be exposed to radon and never know it until their health was negatively affected. Radon can only be detected by testing the air quality in the home. Testing is crucial because radon has been known to cause cancer when a person is exposed to it at high levels. If high levels of radon have been detected in your home, it is time to call a radon abatement specialist from SWAT Environmental. Radon Abatement Specialists If you have tested your home and found that it contains high levels of radon gas, [...]