Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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Radon

Radon Levels in Pittsburgh Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that can potentially cause cancer. It seeps up from the ground and enters homes and buildings. Lung cancer caused by radon claims 20,000 lives per year, making it the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Some studies show that children can be at greater risk from radon exposure due to their higher respiratory rate and quickly dividing cells. Since you cannot see, taste or smell radon you may live in a building that contains dangerously high radon levels and yet be completely unaware of the fact. All areas of western Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, are vulnerable to high radon levels. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, an indoor radon level higher than four picocuries per liter can be dangerous. A steady exposure to 13 picocuries presents an equal cancer risk to smoking a pack [...]

Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Mitigation is Important in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Radon gas is a toxic chemical that has become an increasingly serious problem in many developed areas. If radon gas accumulates sufficiently in an enclosed space, it can cause a variety of health problems, including lung cancer. Newer advances in research have pinpointed the causes of this substance’s buildup; as a result, technological measures can now be employed to prevent the toxic gas fumes from building up to harmful levels within buildings and water supplies. SWAT Environmental’s radon mitigation experts can use several different methods as necessary to combat this hazard. The specific techniques necessary for your home will depend on its unique situation. Naturally occurring uranium in the soil is one of the leading causes of radon gas buildup in this area; as the uranium breaks down, it releases the radon gas as a byproduct. Many local buildings have been found [...]

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Pittsburgh – What You Need to Know About Radon Gas Detection The Pittsburgh area is well known for its rich natural resources, from coal and oil to shale and copper. Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh area is also known as a hotbed of radon contamination, and that means that you and your family could be at risk. Radon gas is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas, and it is present virtually everywhere in the Pittsburgh area. Radon does not pose much of a threat when it is in the open air, since the concentrations are simply too low to cause any problems. It is only when radon gas enters a structure, like your Pittsburgh area home, that it becomes a danger. Radon is a serious danger to anyone living in Pennsylvania, and the health consequences of radon gas exposure can be dire. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Radon

Have You Tested Your Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Home for Radon? As a resident of the Pittsburgh area, you may already know that radon is a serious problem, and that this colorless and hard to detect radioactive gas can be a particular problem in your neck of the woods. What you may not yet realize is that radon is such a serious problem that the Environmental Protection Agency has declared that January is National Radon Action Month. The EPA understands that radon is a serious problem, both in the Pittsburgh area and in other parts of the world, and that many homeowners have high levels of radon and do not even know it. And since radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the number two cause for smokers, all that undetected radon represents a real health risk. Radon Action Month is the Perfect Time to Test Your [...]

Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Radon

Why Does Radon Gas Occur in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? High levels of radon intrusion are commonly found in homes located throughout the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Radon is a radioactive gas, and exposure to it can lead to lung cancer, and possibly even skin cancer. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a higher incidence of radon contamination than other areas of the country. If your home is determined to have excessive levels of this noxious gas, radon mitigation strategies are needed to eliminate it and the serious health risk it poses for your family. A known carcinogenic (cancer causing) gas, radon occurs naturally in the ground as uranium breaks up. It continues to build up under ground, searching for an escape as it runs out of room. The radon travels beneath the earth’s surface until it reaches a cracked foundation, damaged basement walls, or the earth’s surface. If it enters your home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 04:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Poses Serious Health Risks for Pittsburgh Residents If you live in or near the city of Pittsburgh, you have more reason than many to worry about radon problems right in your back yard, and possibly in your home as well. The city of Pittsburgh, and the state of Pennsylvania, are both rich in natural resources, but that richness can create some serious radon problems as well. The same rich bedrock that underlies your Pittsburgh area home could be home to radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can seep into your basement and soon permeate your home. While radon is present in many places throughout the country, it is especially concentrated in the northeast, including the city of Pittsburgh and its surrounding suburbs. Taking the time to get your Pittsburgh area home tested for radon can give you real peace of mind. If you find that there is no [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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Radon

Radon in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Testing for the presence of radon in Western Penn anywhere near Pittsburgh PA is recommended by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Surgeon General, National Safety Council, American Medical Association and the American Lung Association (ALA). This is the only way to find out if and how radon levels have affected your Pittsburgh PA home or business. The presence of this radioactive element in Pittsburgh PA does not manifest symptoms that may cause a person to be alerted immediately if they are being exposed to radon in Western Penn. It has been scientifically proven that there is a high concentration in radon in Western Penn in or near Pittsburgh PA. It may take many years of exposure before a person realizes that they have been exposed to radon in Western Penn in their Pittsburgh PA home or commercial building. Radon in Western PA (or more specifically [...]