Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 08:04 PM
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Radon

Radioactive Radon Levels and their Harmful Effects on Ann Arbor, Michigan Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is created during the slow breakdown of elements like uranium, which is found in many types of soil and rocks. Radon gas is tasteless, odorless and colorless; generally found first in basements and crawlspaces that it enters through foundational cracks, it can build up to levels that are very harmful to you and your family if not removed promptly.

4.0 picocuries per liter of air is the radon level at which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends that people take immediate action to remove the gas from their homes. The consequences of not doing so can be extremely serious; radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the continental United States, and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths each year. 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Risks Solved with Radon Mitigation Since the 1980s, the Michigan Department of Public Health’s Division of Radiological Health has studied the potential risks of radon gas to the area’s citizens. To monitor this risk, the Environmental Protection Agency initiated statewide radon testing of resident’s homes in 1988 to determine the average level of indoor radon gas levels in homes. The study discovered that 12 percent of homes had elevated indoor radon levels, according to guidelines set by the EPA. Because radon is an odorless and tasteless gas, many people are not aware when they have a problem — especially since they suffer no immediate symptoms when exposed to the gas. Over time, however, excessive radon gas levels can lead to lung cancer and a variety of other health problems. Therefore, you should protect your family from the dangers of radon gas exposure by having the air in your [...]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Invades Ann Arbor, Michigan Whether you have just moved to the Ann Arbor area or have been a lifelong resident, it is important to be aware of the problem posed by radon gas. Radon is present virtually everywhere in the environment, and it is a serious threat to anyone who lives in the Ann Arbor area. If you have not yet had your home tested for radon gas, every day you delay could be putting your family at greater and greater risk. To understand why radon testing is so important, it helps to know a little bit about what radon gas is and what makes it so dangerous to residents of the Ann Arbor area. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths among smokers, and the number one cause among those who do not smoke. Radon Gas Threatens Your Health The health impacts of radon [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Radon

Is Your Home Radon Free? It’s National Radon Action Month If you have not yet had your Ann Arbor area home tested for radon, every day you delay could be putting you and your family at greater risk. Radon is a cumulative problem, and over time this dangerous radioactive gas accumulates inside the living spaces of homes in the Ann Arbor, quickly building up to toxic levels and causing all manner of health problems. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that some 15 percent of lung cancer deaths worldwide are the result of radon exposure. That equates to some 20,000 cancer deaths in the United States alone, and a staggering 100,000 around the world. Residents of the Ann Arbor area are certainly not immune, and many area homeowners have already discovered contamination inside their homes. The good news is that radon contamination can be fixed, given the right tools [...]

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Radon

Ann Arbor Michigan Resident Fears About Radon and Vapor Intrusion Many people who live outside the coal belt in the northeast part of the country are under the mistaken impression that they do not have to worry about radon contamination. The truth is that radon and vapor intrusion are real problems, even in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area. If you have not yet called a radon mitigation specialist to test your property, you need to do so without delay. Radon is a major problem in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, and it is so dangerous precisely because it is so hard to detect. You cannot smell radon in your Ann Arbor, Michigan home, and you cannot taste or see it either. Only a qualified radon mitigation specialist will be able to detect the problem in your home and take the steps necessary to get rid of it once and for [...]

Radon

If you are a resident of the state of Michigan, you might think that radon is a problem for someone else. After all, many reports about radon contamination focus on the problems of the northeast and the coal belt. That can lead residents of Ann Arbor, Michigan to think that they have nothing to worry about when it comes to radon contamination. But residents of Michigan do have reason to worry, and it is important for them to take the problem of radon contamination seriously. Radon can be a problem for Ann Arbor, Michigan residents, and every day new Michigan residents find that they do in fact have high levels of radon in their homes. Test your Ann Arbor, Michigan Home for High Levels of Radon Those high levels of radon can have serious consequences for your home and your family. Radon is a radioactive gas, and the consequences of [...]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 04:10 PM
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Radon

When you sell a home in the Detroit Metro area, you may be required to have a radon test done as a condition of the sale. That radon test is designed to help protect Detroit Metro residents from the harm that this radioactive gas can do to the buyers and their families. Test for Radon Levels If you are buying a home in the Michigan area, you should insist on a comprehensive test for radon contamination before you make an offer or agree on a price. Having a radon test done on the Detroit Metro home you are considering purchasing helps to protect you, your family and your finances from the harm high levels of radon can do. But radon testing is not confined to those in the market to buy or sell a home in the Detroit Metro area. Even if you and your family have been quietly enjoying [...]