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

Radon gas buildup is a widespread problem in the Atlanta area. Radon is a radioactive gas that can leak out of the soil and seep into homes throughout the United States. However, due to Atlanta’s proximity to wide-ranging underground granite formations, homes in this the area are particularly likely to contain high radon levels. Once radon gas gets inside a house, it becomes trapped by modern construction methods that keep homes tightly sealed and energy-compliant. The Environmental Protection Agency states that radon gas is a class A carcinogen and is the number one reason for lung cancer among non-smokers in America. Characteristics of High Radon Levels Radon is an invisible and odorless radioactive gas. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States after smoking. It occurs naturally in caves, mines and water treatment plants. Radon that seeps up from the ground can find its way [...]

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 @ 06:03 PM
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Radon

Protecting Your Family from Atlanta’s Radon Gas with Georgia Radon Mitigation Efforts to improve air quality in populated areas like Atlanta, Georgia have been underway for many years. The primary focus of these efforts has been on the removal of externally introduced contaminants and pollutants. However, homes in many parts of the country, including Atlanta, are vulnerable to contamination from radon, which is a completely natural gas. Nonetheless, it can be extremely harmful to your health; radon mitigation from SWAT Environmental, therefore, could be critical for your family’s safety. It is virtually impossible to escape the presence of radon, a colorless, odorless gas that is gradually produced as the uranium content within the soil of the Atlanta region breaks down. Since it is a byproduct of naturally radioactive material, radon is considered a potentially deadly gas when it collects. It can find its way into homes through breaches in the [...]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Mitigation in Atlanta, Georgia Many residents of the south, including some in the Atlanta area, are under the impression that radon is not a serous threat where they live, but the truth is much different. The truth is that radon gas is a serious danger to everyone in the Atlanta area, and if your home has high levels of the gas you could be at risk. Radon is so dangerous precisely because it is so difficult to detect. Since radon is a gas, you cannot see it, and you cannot smell or taste it either. You need specialized equipment to detect radon in your Atlanta, and that is why it is so important to have your Atlanta area home tested as soon as you can. OF course testing your Atlanta area home for radon gas is only the first step in the process. If you find that your [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 04:01 PM
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Radon

Test Your Atlanta Home For National Radon Action Month Some residents of the Atlanta area may feel that radon is a problem primarily for those living in the northeast, but that is simply not the case. The fact is that radon is a serious threat to the safety of Atlanta area, and those residents need to take the threat seriously. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, and it occurs virtually everywhere in the world. Atlanta area residents are not immune, and they should not simply assume that their homes do not have high levels of radon. During the month of January, the Environmental Protection Agency is urging all homeowners, both in the metro Atlanta region and around the country, to have their homes tested for radon. In declaring January National Radon Action Month, the EPA hopes to spur homeowners to radon action, resulting in a reduced death toll from [...]

Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 08:12 PM
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Radon

Atlanta Business Owners Concerned About Vapor Intrusion As a resident of Atlanta, you may already be familiar with the problem of radon contamination. But radon is not the only danger lurking in the soil and water of the Atlanta, Georgia area. If you own a business or commercial property in the Atlanta, Georgia area, you also need to be aware of the problem of vapor intrusion, also know as VI. Like radon, vapor intrusion involves potentially dangerous chemicals and compounds seeping into indoor spaces. But unlike radon, vapor intrusion covers a whole range of contaminants, from volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, to petroleum hydrocarbons. Many of these compounds have already been shown to cause serious illness in human beings, and serious harm to the environment. If you fail to take the proper steps to find and treat vapor intrusion in your Atlanta, Georgia business, you could be putting yourself, your [...]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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Radon

What Can Atlanta, Georgia Residents Do About Their Radon Problems If you are an Atlanta, Georgia resident, your home and your family could be at risk from a colorless and odorless radioactive gas called radon. This gas is present everywhere in the environment, but when it seeps into homes it can cause some serious health issues. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and it could be in your Georgia home right now. One of the most troubling things about radon is that it could be in your home without your even knowing it. This radioactive gas seeps up from the ground, and from cracks in the bedrock deep below your Georgia home. Once it seeps up from the ground, it can enter your home through the tiniest of cracks, and quickly build to toxic levels inside your house. How Do I Know if Radon is [...]

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 08:09 PM
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Radon

What You Need to Know About Radon As a resident of Atlanta, you have many things to worry about when it comes to your home and property. But radon gas should not be one of those worries. It is easy to get your home tested, and if your Atlanta home has high levels of radon, it is easy to get rid of that serious threat to your family and your property. Many residents of Atlanta think that radon is only a problem for the northeast, but in fact any area of the country can have it. Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas, and it seeps up from the ground, the soil, the bedrock and even the water table. Radon does not care where you live, and even Atlanta residents can fall victim to this silent killer. Get Your Atlanta Home Radon Tested If you have never had your [...]