Wednesday, April 17, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

Ann Arbor Radon Mitigation Last year there was over 20,000 deaths related to radon gas, making it one of the most dangerous gases in America. There were more deaths from radon gas than drunk driving, and radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths. With the numerous cases of radon gas lung cancer, now roughly one out of every seven cases of lung cancer are caused by radon gas. Last month we covered the new regulations by HUD in guarding the safety of tenants who rent in multi-family homes. The new HUD regulations make it stricter on multi-family homeowners, but it is in all good health of the tenants. With the new regulations, all multi-family homeowners must test all units of their multi-family home if the home is financed through HUD. If the Ann Arbor home shows there are high levels of radon gas, then a Ann [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 07:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Lung Cancer Threatens Ann Arbor Residents The American Lung Association is proud of the recent efforts and accomplishments of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help improve the health of homes in Ann Arbor, and homes across the nation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, also known as HUD will be improving the homes across America by making it mandatory for any multi-family home in that is financed through HUD to have a radon test to determine whether or not the home has high levels of radon gas. If the home returns high levels of gas, a mitigation specialist will be able to remove the gas and improve the safety of the home. HUD is actually making it mandatory that all multi-family homes financed through HUD with high levels of gas to be required to have a mitigation system installed. If you have ever [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Schools Around Ann Arbor Radon mitigation in schools in Ann Arbor, MI is a serious need. Radon gas is a deadly gas that is known to cause cancer to tens of thousands each and every year. Many Ann Arbor, MI residents have taken action to reduce radon levels in their homes. If you have not already tested your home for radon gas, then you should. More importantly, many Ann Arbor schools have not taken any action to reduce their levels of radon gas, or to even determine whether or not their school has radon gas. Radon gas kills 20,000 people each year in the form of lung cancer. What is astounding is that 15% of all lung cancer cases are actually caused by radon gas. This means that more than one out of every seven lung cancer patients have lung cancer because of radon gas. We need [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Radon

Ann Arbor Prepares for Radon Action Month In case you did not know, January is radon action month in Ann Arbor, MI. You have probably heard of radon gas, but did you know that it kills 20,000 people each and every single year in the United States? Also, did you know that radon affects roughly one out of every fifteen homes with high levels of radon gas? It is extremely important that you take this month to set up a plan of action that you can act out during radon action month to help protect yourself and your Ann Arbor family from this deadly gas before it is too late. One of the first things you may do is educate yourself and advocate others about radon gas. Radon action month should be about preventing radon from destroying your home, but you are equally saving lives if you can tell your [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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Radon

Ann Arbor Radon Gas Mitigation When you hear the words lung cancer, what comes to mind? Often we think of cigarettes, tobacco, and other tobacco related products which we have been told since childhood are known to cause lung cancer. Programs such as D.A.R.E. make us aware of the related health concerns, and show us graphic images of the amount of tar that builds up on your lungs when smoking a single cigarette. These images and lectures often deter us from smoking, and many of us strive for health lifestyles avoiding any time of tobacco. It is a true tragedy as smoking has been proven to not be the only cause of lung cancer. Radon gas forms in the soil beneath your Ann Arbor home, and can enter your home through a variety of ways. This gas has been linked to 16% of all lung cancer cases, as stated in [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Air Quality in Ann Arbor, MI October is air quality awareness month in Ann Arbor, MI, which means that in this month, you should take action against the poor air quality nationwide. I know that many people are probably curious where the concerns with air quality are coming from, as you may assume the air you are breathing is pollutant free, but this could not be further from the truth. Every year, 2 million people die from poor indoor air quality. Over a million additional people perish from poor outdoor air quality. If this does not concern you, you must also factor in that nearly everyone in Ann Arbor is at risk. Whether you have a child whose lungs are still developing, an elder adult with preexisting lung conditions, or spend a decent amount of your time outdoors, you could be exposing yourself to serious health risks or death due [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Radon

Ann Arbor’s S.W.A.T. Environmental is Deemed Fast Growing Ann Arbor’s S.W.A.T. Environmental was just named one of the fastest growing companies in America by Inc.com. S.W.A.T. Environmental is the first radon mitigation company to ever make this list, and is ranked thirteenth for fastest growing company in the environmental services industry. Growing at a rate of 155% over the past three years, it is impressive how quickly this once small Michigan company, has expanded out from its roots to cover twenty six states with over forty locations. Ann Arbor residents have been a detrimental part in our success. In case you did not know, radon is naturally occurring, and may be entering your Ann Arbor home through the soil, water supply, or maybe even the materials used to build your home. Radon was first discovered in the early 1900′s by Friedrich Dorn, and was quickly found to be radioactive. Normally, [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Radon Testing and Home Safety in Ann Arbor Most likely by now you have heard of the dangers of radon gas, but what you may not know is that the only way to be sure your home is safe is with radon testing. Ann Arbor, MI may be at a greater risk of this threat than many other areas. This dangerous gas may get trapped inside of your home due to the pressure difference inside your home, and the air pressure in the soil. To be certain of whether or not your home is a radioactive hotbed, radon testing is necessary. Similar to methane gas, radon is odorless, and colorless. While old miners may have used canaries to detect whether or not a coal mine was infested with dangerous gas, radon is not as quick to kill. Radon is known to be the second leading cause of lung cancer behind [...]

Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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Is Your Water in Ann Arbor Contaminated with Radon? Radon can be found in the water in many different homes in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This is cause for serious concern for residents and visitors alike. Radon is a radioactive, odorless, tasteless and colorless gas. It is its radioactivity that makes it a health hazard. The gas is produced naturally from many types of ores and rocks, including limestone. Radon leaches out of the ground over time and may build up in enclosed spaces and in ground water. Once it becomes concentrated, it can be a serious health hazard. Is Radon in Water Dangerous? When radon-rich water reaches the open air, the radon is quickly dissipated into the atmosphere. But water that collects underground in springs and wells tends to contain higher concentrations of radon than surface water like lakes. When the National Research Council looked into the problem of radon [...]

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Radon

Radon Abatement May Be Necessary for Ann Arbor Residents If live in or around Ann Arbor, you should be aware of the possibility of a serious health hazard caused by naturally occurring radon gas in your home or office. Indoor radon gas nearly always poses some risk, and potentially dangerous levels are found throughout the country. Radon abatement from SWAT Environmental is a safe and effective means of lowering these radon levels, increasing air quality and lowering the risk of lung cancer and other major health problems. What Is Radon Abatement? Radon abatement is a general term for any process used to reduce or eliminate concentrations of radon gas in occupied buildings. There are many possible methods of radon abatement, some more effective than others. For example, people often assume that properly sealing doors and windows is a sufficient precaution. Unfortunately, radon gas can slip through nearly invisible cracks in [...]