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Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Chattanooga, Tennessee Radon and Lung Cancer

Radon Gas Mitigation Chattanooga, TNLiving in Chattanooga, TN we often do not hear of radon gas. Radon gas is thought to be something that only affects those which live up north. The truth has come out, and everyone across the United States is affected by this horrible gas. Radon gas is radioactive, and we all know that radiation causes cancer.

Up until now, we had documented evidence that radon caused cancer, but we did not know to what extent. Recent studies have proven that 16% of all lung cancer cases are because of radon gas. Radon gas kills roughly 20,000 people each year in the United States alone, making it one of the top killers known to mankind.

While we know that radon gas can kill us, so many do not take action. Whether it be because the thought that your home is not at risk, or whether it be because you simply were not aware of the dangers of the gas, radon gas mitigation may be the only way you can protect yourself and your family from lung cancer, or even death.

Radon Gas Mitigation Process of Chattanooga

Safeguarding your Tennessee home should be one of the first thing on your priority list if you care about your health, and the health of your family. In order to get an idea of how dangerous your Chattanooga home is, a professional will have to conduct testing. Because this gas is both odorless, and colorless, the only way to determine whether or not it is present in your Chattanooga home is through testing.

The nature of this gas is very dangerous. As previously mentioned, it is radioactive. Radon forms from uranium breaking down in the soil near and around your Chattanooga home. Once formed, it may enter your home through the foundation, water supply, or even your building materials. Although it is rare, some building materials are actually infested with this gas. Because it is a gas, it can seep into small spaces in your foundation, and wreck havoc in your home.

Radon gas mitigation is the only way to remove the gas from your Chattanooga home. Radon gas mitigation needs to be custom for your home for the most effective results, and so that your home has the least visible system. With a small radon gas mitigation system on the side of your home, you will hardly notice it is there.

S.W.A.T. Environmental has over twenty years experience in specifically radon gas mitigation. This makes us one of the most experienced companies in the nation. We are also certified, and are local to the Chattanooga, TN area. This means that someone you know and trust is handling your home. Do not risk your health with an unproven company. Choose the brand the nation trusts, and is specifically local to the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. Call us today for a free quote.