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

Pittsburgh Radon Mitigation The recent updates in regard to the regulations set forth by HUD are now taking full action. The real question is whether or not your multi-family home is meeting all of this regulation or not? The new HUD regulations require that every unit in every multi-family home financed through HUD must be tested for radon gas. Should a test return high levels of test results, then a Pittsburgh radon mitigation system must be installed in order to reduce the gas levels. The first step in determining whether or not this gas is even present in your Pittsburgh home is to have a radon test. The reason this is so important is because this gas cannot be seen or smelled. Essentially, testing will be the only way you will know whether or not Pittsburgh radon mitigation will be needed. There are two types of tests you should be [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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Radon

Threat of Radon Lung Cancer in Pittsburgh If you have a home in the Pittsburgh area, then you may already know the precautions needed to have your home protected against radon gas. If you rent an apartment, or are in a multi-family home, then you may not currently be aware of radon lung cancer. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking charge and control of the situation for multi-family homes in the Pittsburgh area, and helping reduce the cases of lung cancer. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is a serious threat to the health of you and your family. This gas is known to kill 21,000 people each year in the form of lung cancer. Radon lung cancer is responsible for about 15% of all lung cancer. One out of every fifteen homes in the U.S. has high levels of gas, [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 06:02 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Mitigation in Schools in Pittsburgh is Needed The need for radon mitigation in schools in the Pittsburgh, PA area is heavily increasing as studies show the increased danger of radon gas. We have known that radon is radioactive, and even that it causes cancer, but it has been ignored as a serious threat for a long time. Studies are now showing that one out of every five schools across the nation have high levels of radon gas, and are in need of mitigation. This means that about 70,000 schools are threatening children’s lives every single day. If we want to talk about school safety in Pittsburgh, it should start with radon mitigation in schools. Radon mitigation in schools may lower the levels of radon gas up to 99%. If we want to make for certain that our schools are safe, we need a professional company providing mitigation to [...]

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

Radon Action Month for Pittsburgh, PA Residents If you live in Pittsburgh, PA then radon action month is approaching, and you need to prepare a plan of action for your home. Every January is radon action month, residents of Pittsburgh take action in various ways to reduce their radon levels, and reduce the radon levels of their friends, and family’s homes through advocacy about the dangers of radon gas. In case you did not know about the dangers of radon gas in Pittsburgh, PA, radon kills over 20,000 people nationally each year. In addition, new studies have proven that 15% of all lung cancer cases are caused by radon gas. This means that over one out of every seven people you find with lung cancer may have never even touched a single cigarette, yet are stilled dealt the same fate as those who have been smoking their whole life. Before [...]

Monday, December 17, 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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Radon

Pittsburgh Concerns of Lung Cancer All of your life you have eaten the right food, and exercised regularly, meaning that there is no reason that you should be concerned with lung cancer. Lung cancer is associated with habitual smokers, and is thought only to directly stem from that. Unfortunately, new studies show that roughly 16% of all smokers have never picked up a single cigarette. In fact, this 16% are not subjected to high levels of secondhand smoke either. So how are so many individuals being diagnosed with lung cancer? Radon gas is the cause of these 16% of all lung cancer cases. To drive the point even further home, it is important to know that radon gas is the cause of roughly 20,000 deaths annually. This equates to numerous families being deeply saddened by an unexpected death. As previously mentioned, radon gas does not discriminate, and often those diagnosed [...]

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

Pittsburgh Air Quality Effected If you are living in the Pittsburgh, PA area, then you need to be aware of the dangers of poor air quality in your area. Poor air quality affects millions each year. Did you know that two million people die each year from poor indoor air quality? Protecting your Pittsburgh home is easy this year. It is as simple as calling a toll free number to your local Pittsburgh S.W.A.T. Environmental. October is air quality awareness month. Before you contact us, we would like to educate you on the dangers, complications, and aspects of Pittsburgh air quality. Pittsburgh air quality is actually being monitored by the EPA. The EPA has created the air quality index which rates the safety of the air you are breathing. On a scale of 0 to 500, zero is the safest, and 500 is the most dangerous. The air you breath [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Radon

Pittsburgh, PA Radon Reduction Company Rapidly growing and providing excellent service, your local Pittsburgh, PA radon reduction company has just received recognition for our fast rate of growth. Inc Magazine is the premier source of all business news. Each year, Inc. Magazine releases a list of the nation’s fastest growing companies, and for the first time in history, a radon reduction company made this list. With a rate of growth of 3,000% over the past ten years, S.W.A.T. Environmental has been able to provide the nation with the radon reduction needed for the recent advocacy and acceptance of the danger of this gas and need for radon removal. S.W.A.T. Environmental started out with only one radon mitigation specialist, but has since grown to have over 100 employees. In 2011, we have installed more than 10,000 radon reduction systems in this year alone. While this is impressive, we deeply thank residents [...]

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

Why Radon Testing is Needed for Pittsburgh Homes Many have heard of the term radon before, but not everyone knows of the health risks that it has been proven to cause. Did you know that the EPA has determined that every year, more people die from radon gas than drunk driving? Radon Testing your Pittsburgh home can let you know whether or not you are affected by this life threatening vapor. We all know and love the great Joe Paterno, especially those of us in the Pennsylvania area. His contributions to college football will always be remembered. Sadly, Joe was stricken with lung cancer and recently passed away. There is a good chance that Joe suffered from lung cancer because of radon. Radon testing may have saved his life. If your home has not had radon testing conducted, there is a good chance you may be suffering from high levels [...]

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

The Health Impact of Radon in Water in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Radon is a gas that can be found in nature in the air and soil. Outside, its levels are so low as to not be harmful. Unfortunately, radon can also contaminate underground water supplies, allowing the gas to gradually build up in your home to the point that it becomes dangerous. Waterborne radon can also be ingested through drinking water. Either type of exposure can be very detrimental to your health if the gas is not properly and professionally removed. Removal of radon in water is not something that should be tackled by a homeowner as a do-it-yourself process, nor can this be complex process be professionally completed by a local plumber. Hiring a professional radon mitigation expert from SWAT Environmental can ensure proper removal of this dangerous gas. These experts have been properly trained in the detection and removal [...]

Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 04:07 PM
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Radon

Pittsburgh’s Need for Radon Abatement Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally created under the ground due to the natural decay of radioactive elements like thorium and uranium. The gas can sometimes seep into homes and potentially build to dangerous levels. Individuals that regularly inhale excessive levels of the gas are at a substantially increased risk of lung cancer. Radon gas has no taste or smell, which means that specialized testing is essential to ensure a home is safe. Children and the elderly are often more susceptible to the effects of radon gas than a typical adult, although anyone can be at risk. 

 Why Radon Abatement is Necessary 
Areas in Pennsylvania that are vulnerable to indoor radon contamination include Pittsburgh, which contains a typical radon level that exceeds recommendations by the Environmental Protection Agency. The primary cause of radon in and around Pittsburgh is the fact that the [...]