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

Chattanooga Radon Mitigation Concerns If you live in Chattanooga, then you may have heard about the recent article S.W.A.T. Environmental posted last month. HUD has increased its strictness of its policies in regard to the safety of individuals in homes. Specifically, the new policy changes are targeting those that rent in multi-family homes, and hopes to provide them with some regulation of safety. Now every multi-family home that is financed through HUD must have a radon test conducted on every unit. If a unit shows high levels of radon gas, then a Chattanooga radon mitigation system must be installed in order to reduce this. This is important as the number of units that have high levels of radon gas may be greater than you think. Approximately one out of every fifteen homes suffer from high levels of radon gas. About 20,000 people perish each year from this deadly gas. Radon [...]

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

If you rent a home or apartment in Chattanooga, TN, then you know that landlords and residents do not always see eye to eye on everything. This normally can be solved by referring to a lease, but what happens when the lease does not cover repairs to the home that affect your safety. Radon lung cancer is the cause of death for over 20,000 Americans each year. If your Chattanooga home has high levels of gas, or the space you are renting has high level of radon gas, you will need to make sure that action is taken. Radon lung cancer is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and accounts for roughly 15% of all lung cancer cases. This makes it a serious concern for the American Lung Association, and other organizations that are dedicated to improving home safety. A group of organizations has combined to make effective improvements [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Radon

The Need for Radon Mitigation in Schools in Chattanooga School safety is the hot topic for debate all across the news. As President Obama proposes stricter gun laws, both sides take up debate on the effectiveness this will have at protecting faculty, teachers, and students in the public school system. No matter what your opinion is, we all can agree that the safety of students, teachers, and faculty is important. Radon gas has been discovered as a serious threat to the health of all public school systems due to its overwhelming link to cancer, and its high concentrations found in a number of schools. Chattanooga politicians need to be in the know, and create a plan of action to fix this. Chattanooga, TN is at the same risk as the rest of the nation. Studies have shown that one out of every five schools across the nation have high levels [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Radon

Chattanooga, TN Residents Prepare for Radon Action Month Radon action month is approaching and is this January. Do not let your Chattanooga home go without the necessary mitigation or testing to protect it from terrible radon gas. Radon gas is known to kill more people than drunk driving, and is a growing concern for doctors across the United States. What is scary is that many Chattanooga residents do not know whether or not their home is being affected by radon gas, and therefore avoid taking the proper action. All of this can change by taking the appropriate action this radon action month. Radon action month is the perfect time to schedule the necessary tests to find out whether or not your Chattanooga home is in need of a mitigation system. With so many deaths because of radon gas, it only makes sense that you protect your family by at least [...]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Radon

Chattanooga, Tennessee Radon and Lung Cancer Living 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 [...]

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

Chattanooga, TN Air Quality Threatened Air quality awareness month is during the month of October for Chattanooga residents. This means that during this month, you should educate yourself, and take any proper measures to safeguard your Chattanooga home against poor air quality. Unlike what many may think, not only is outdoor air quality an issue, but the indoor air quality of your Chattanooga home may be the real cause of many health problems. It is important to know that every year over one million people die because of poor air quality. The EPA has realized the dangers of this threat, and created a scale to quickly display a level of health risk, and measurements of the daily air quality. This scale is commonly known as the air quality index. Chattanooga residents can quickly access their measurements online. Reading Air Quality Index Ratings in Chattanooga The air quality index can be [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Radon

Why Chattanooga Radon Reduction Company Has Seen Success One of the nation’s fastest growing companies is located right here in Chattanooga, Tennessee. You may be wondering what bank, or internet start-up this company is, but what if I told you this company was actually an environmental services company? Not only is this companies main goal to improve the environment in Chattanooga, it also helps reduce the risk of lung cancer as well. You are probably wondering what exactly does this company do? Well, radon reduction is the main goal of this company. Radon is a dangerous gas that kills over 20,000 people annually by causing lung cancer. Although this gas was originally discovered in the early 1900′s and proven to be radioactive, it has not made much noise until the EPA discovered and publicized the proven health concerns associated with breathing this harmful gas. During 2012, local Chattanooga radon reduction [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Radon

Radon Testing for Chattanooga, TN What comes to mind when you hear the term “Radon Testing?” If you live in Chattanooga, TN, this may be a foreign word to you. Often, many citizens assume that radon only affects the northeast region, but this has been proven false. Radon has been found throughout the United States, and within one out of fifteen homes. Some regions have been proven to have even higher levels of radon, further increasing your risk. Radon has been proven to cause lung cancer. Over 20,000 people die each year from lung cancer caused by radon gas – a preventable death with radon testing and mitigation as necessary. More people die each year from radon gas than drunk driving, fires, drowning, or many other causes of death. Odorless and colorless, now is the time to test your home, as it is the only way to determine if you [...]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Radon

Radon in Water – Chattanooga, Tennessee Radon is an undetectable gas that is produced naturally underground, mostly radiated by rocks and soil. Waterborne radon, like airborne radon, is tasteless, colorless and odorless. It can get into a house via several different methods, but when it contaminates a house’s water supply, it can get inside so quickly and easily that you might have suffered serious health conditions as a result of accumulated radon exposure before you even realize that you have a problem. Chattanooga area homes are at a higher risk of containing radon-contaminated water than many other parts of the country. Taking measures to detect and prevent exposure to radon in water, therefore, is vital if you live in this area. This is particularly important because research shows that exposure to radon is a leading cause for lung cancer, among other health problems. Only smoking causes more lung cancer cases [...]

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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Radon

Radon Abatement: The Importance of Professional Removal of Radon Gas from Chattanooga Homes If you are like many homeowners, you do not often test your home for radon gas; the possibility of the gas’s presence, and the dangers it can present, can be very easy to ignore. However, radon gas can be found in homes throughout the Chattanooga, Tennessee region, no matter what neighborhood they are in. Radon is a radioactive natural gas that can develop anywhere as a side effective of soil, rock or water deposits. Why is Radon Abatement Necessary? High radon levels in your home can be dangerous, but they can be reduced to acceptable limits through the right minimization procedures. However, any radon abatement within the Chattanooga area must be handled by trained experts from SWAT Environmental to ensure that you are properly protected. How Does Radon Abatement Work? There are several different means of removing [...]