Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Radon

Radon is a tasteless, odorless and invisible gas that often finds its way into residences and businesses. Many Grand Rapids residents have found high radon levels in their homes, and have had to take steps to reduce them. The problem can have several different causes, each with a slightly different means of prevention. Excessively high radon levels can be very harmful to the health of those living in a home. In particular, if the radon is inhaled on a consistent basis, serious health issues are much more likely to develop. For instance, radon exposure has been shown to be one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the United States. The Causes of High Radon Levels Radon is created naturally in the environment; it is produced by the decay of aging uranium in soil and rocks, which is fairly common in Grand Rapids. When this decay occurs below or [...]

Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Mitigation Matters if You Live in Grand Rapids Everyone who owns a home is concerned about keeping it safe for their family from accidents, burglars and other dangers. However, you may not initially think of radon gas as a large concern, since it is completely undetectable to the human body alone. Radon is actually a very dangerous and toxic gas that can seep into your home without your knowledge. It is naturally produced in the environment, and is found in rocks, soil and spring water, but it becomes dangerous when it collects in an enclosed space where its levels can reach 4 pCi/L. At this concentration, it can cause cancer and other health problems, especially lung cancer. Therefore, radon mitigation services from SWAT Environmental could quite literally save your life. Radon is a formed by the decay of uranium and thorium, two naturally occurring elements. It is invisible [...]

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Radon

Should Grand Michigan Residents Undergo Radon Gas Testing? Are you aware that many areas of the United States have a greater risk of radon gas contamination within their homes? Unfortunately, this places Grand Rapids, Michigan residents at a greater risk of developing lung cancer as well. Radon gas is radioactive and it causes non-small cell lung cancer, a treatable but often deadly form of the disease. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), approximately 20,000 individuals are expected to die from radon-induced cancers this year alone. What Residents Should Know About Radon Gas in Michigan Okay, so you just discovered that radon gas is radioactive and it causes lung cancer. That sounds ominous. What else should you know about it? Where does it come from and how do you know your home is contaminated by this radioactive carcinogen? Radon is an invisible gas without an odor or taste. The only [...]

Radon

It’s National Radon Action Month! Is Your Grand Rapids Home Safe From Radon? Chosen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as National Radon Action Month, January is a good time of the year to take advantage of the skills of experienced radon mitigators such as those hired by SWAT, the largest radon gas mitigation company in the country. During the winter, people spend more time indoors, exposing themselves to this deadly gas for longer periods of time. This fact makes January the perfect time to have your Grand Rapids home tested for radon. The second leading cause of lung cancer in the country, radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that is found in many homes throughout the Grand Rapids area. It occurs when uranium breaks down beneath the earth’s surface and snakes its way through the ground and into your home through open holes and cracks in the foundation [...]

Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Radon

Commercial Vapor Intrusion for Grand Rapids, Michigan If you own a commercial building in Grand Rapids, Michigan, then you may be exposing your employees to harmful gases each and every day that they arrive at work. Vapor intrusion is common in many areas of the country, including Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since many of the gases that create vapor intrusion are colorless and some are odorless, it is difficult to know that it has occurred unless you have your building tested. Vapor intrusion occurs when contamination found in the ground water or soil beneath your commercial building creeps up through cracks and crevices until it finds a way into the interior of your structure. A number of volatile chemicals can be present in this type of contamination. Typically, the toxic gases that make up the vapors enter the building through cracks or holes in its foundation or through entry points for [...]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Radon

Radon in Grand Rapids, Michigan What do you do if your Grand Rapids, Michigan home has tested positively for radon? Simply ignoring a radon problem will not make it go away, so you need to take action as soon as possible. Radon is dangerous and choosing the right radon company should not be taken lightly. We are here to help you with your Grand Rapids, Michigan area radon mitigation needs, and when you hire us you can be sure that your radon problem will be solved once and for all. You do not want to fool around with a radon problem, since every day you delay could be putting your family at greater and greater risk. Our superior radon mitigation in Grand Rapids, Michigan area allows us to accurately pinpoint the source of the radon contamination in your home. What is the use of knowing your home contains radon if [...]

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

Grand Rapids, Michigan and Radon Radon—an invisible, tasteless, and odorless gas—is a potential threat to your Grand Rapids home. This carcinogenic gas can appear anywhere uranium occurs under the ground. As uranium decays, it emits radon, which ordinarily becomes diluted in the air outdoors. Once trapped under a building, radon can become concentrated to dangerous levels and seep inside your residence. The only known threat to human health is damage to lung tissues, but this threat is a serious one. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that some 20,000 people die each year from lung cancer caused by breathing in radon-polluted air. Radon is a Silent Killer in Grand Rapids Michigan Measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L), radon can only be detected by testing the air in your home. A level above 4 pCi/L is deemed dangerous enough by the EPA to require immediate action. Even levels between 2 pCi/L [...]