Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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Radon

Madison Radon Mitigation Needs The recent regulation changes by HUD have made it mandatory for many homes in the Madison, WI area to have a radon mitigation system installed. We covered this topic last month, but in case you missed it, the new regulation requires all multi-family homes that are financed through HUD to have every unit tested for radon gas. Any unit that records high test levels will be required to have a Madison radon mitigation system installed. This news comes as a shocker for many, but when you consider how many annual deaths are from radon gas it makes sense. 20,000 or more people perish annually from this gas. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is a serious health concern for so many. With approximately one out of every seven lung cancer cases being caused by radon gas, it makes complete sense that HUD [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon

The American Lung Association and Radon Lung Cancer in Madison The American Lung Association realizes there has been a giant step forward in the improvement of lung health in Madison, WI and across the United States. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has made it a requirement that all multi-family homes that are financed through them will be required to have a radon test. Also, any of these homes that return high levels of radon gas will be required to have a mitigation system installed. This is a huge step for improvement in the of lung health across the nation. It also important to know that air purification systems not only help reduce radon lung cancer, but also it helps improve overall air quality by reducing moisture in the home, and increasing ventilation. The American Lung Association is very pleased with the efforts and actions taken by the [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Radon

The Need of Radon Mitigation in Schools in Madison When you think of our nation’s schools, we often assume that they are safe for all teachers, students, and members of the faculty to work and learn alike. Even though the impression of having a security guard, gates, and other precautionary measures in Madison, WI school give this appearance, in many cases it could not be further from the truth. A deadly gas has infiltrated many of our schools in Madison and other schools across the nation. This gas is responsible for killing 20,000 people across the nation each and every single year. In addition, this gas infiltrates one out of every fifteen homes, and one out of every five schools. One out of every seven cases of lung cancer are caused by this gas. You are probably thinking this is some type of cigarette smoke, or dangerous vapor we are [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Radon

Madison, WI and Radon Action Month If you live in Madison, WI, then now is about the time that you should start preparing for radon action month. Radon action month comes during January every year, and is the best time for you to take action in order to prepare your home for radon gas. Radon gas is responsible of roughly 15% of all lung cancer cases, and is located in one out of every fifteen homes nationwide. This means that it is important that you have a your Madison home tested, and a mitigation installed as needed during radon action month. Before you take action for your Madison home, it is important that you learn about how radon gas forms. Radon gas forms in the soil beneath your Madison home through uranium being broken down. This is all a natural process that cannot be avoided. Once the uranium breaks down, [...]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Radon

Madison, WI Lung Cancer concerns Lung cancer is often thought to be something that only affects those that smoke cigarettes religiously, but this is turning out to be far from the truth. Recent studies have shown that 16% of all cases of lung cancer are due to radon gas. Radon gas is not mentioned in the news, or media frequently, but it does contribute to more deaths on an annual basis than drunk driving. Killing more than 20,000 people each year, it is easy to understand why radon gas is a serious concern for your health. Whether or not your Madison home has a radon gas mitigation system may be a life changing decision. Before you invest your time and money into a radon gas mitigation system, it is important to familiarize yourself with radon, where it comes from, and how it affects you. Radon Gas Mitigation in Madison Living [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Radon

Air Quality of Madison, WI Observed The air quality of Madison, Wisconsin recently came under fire. As you may know already, there are extreme health risks associated with poor air quality for both inside, and outside of your Madison home. This essentially means that now, more than ever, you should be careful about the quality of air you are inhaling as pollutants are being discovered to cause dramatic, adverse, health risks. The EPA has studied air quality among various groups. Nearly everyone is at risk. Children with developing lungs, elders with preexisting lung conditions, and anyone who is active and spends a great amount of time outdoors can elevate themselves for health risks. Some of the health risks you may experience in Madison because of poor air quality are shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, increased asthma, permanent lung damage, or even death. Every year roughly 2 million people [...]

Friday, September 21, 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Radon

Elite Radon Reduction Company in Madison, WI Madison, Wisconsin residents have something new to be proud and excited about. Local Madison company S.W.A.T. Environmental has just made the elite list of Inc Magazine’s fastest growing companies in America. S.W.A.T. Environmental ranked thirteenth overall for the environmental industry, and is the first radon reduction company to ever make this list. With the installation of over 10,000 radon reduction systems last year, it is easy to see that S.W.A.T. Environmental is fulfilling this nation’s need for quality radon reduction system installation. Over the past ten years, we have seen growth of 3000%. What started out as a small company with only one mitigation specialist, now boasts over one hundred employees, and over forty locations. We would like to thank all of the residents of Madison, WI for enabling us to provide the quality service they need. It has been our pleasure to [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Radon

Madison, Wisconsin and Radon Testing As a resident of beautiful Madison, WI, you may have heard about the dangers of radon gas. Did you know that radon is odorless, and colorless, meaning that there is no way to determine whether or not it is in your home without radon testing? Did you know that each year over 20,000 lives are lost due to radon as it has been shown to cause lung cancer? Did you know the EPA considers radon as a major health threat and concern? Radon testing is the only way to determine whether or not your Madison home has radon. Once you have your test results, you may or may not have to install a mitigation system, but is your health something you really want to gamble on? Whenever you buy or sell a home, it is necessary to have termite inspections, mold inspections, and other inspections [...]

Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Radon

Waterborne Radon Health Risks in Madison, Wisconsin Airborne radon has long been a concern due to its undetectable nature and the health risks involved in breathing it; however, until recently, radon’s presence in drinking water was not considered a problem. It has now been established that the biggest threat from radon in water comes from the fact that radon can be released into the air when the water is used. Inhaling radon in excessive amounts can cause lung cancer, and running water that contains radon increases the total level of radon present in the home.

 While there is a small chance that drinking radon-contaminated water can cause stomach cancer, the real threat is that airborne radon is released into the air when it is heated or otherwise used. Any time radon contaminated water is used from a faucet, shower or other source, radioactive particles are being released into the home. [...]

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Radon

Radon is a gas that is created in the soil all over the United States, and especially near Madison, Wisconsin. When elements like uranium break down underground, they produce radon; the gas is then released into the atmosphere. This is not a problem when it enters the open air, but it quickly becomes a problem when it enters a home and becomes trapped inside. The reason is that radon has been linked to causing cancer when a person is exposed to it as high levels. Entry of Radon Gas Can Be Prevented with Radon Abatement Radon enters a building at ground level primarily through cracks in its basement, through gaps between the walls and the slab, through well water and through spaces between construction joints. Anywhere there is a separation or gap in an exterior wall of your home, radon can seep inside and become trapped in the home with [...]