Thursday, April 11, 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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Radon

Handling the New Norwalk Radon Mitigation Regulations With all of the recent requirements from HUD to have Norwalk radon mitigation in multi-family homes that are financed through HUD which have high levels of radon gas, what type of precautions are you taking? Many landlords may be confused by the new requirements and what is necessary, so S.W.A.T. Environmental is here to help clear everything up. If you own a multi-family home in Norwalk, CT, or any other area of the United States, it is now a requirement that your multi-family home is tested for radon gas if it is receiving funding from HUD. The testing aspect is so important as this gas cannot be seen or smelled. Having a test provides you with the specific knowledge of whether or not your multi-family home is in danger, and whether or not a radon mitigation system is necessary. It is important to [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Lung Cancer in Norwalk, CT Norwalk, CT residents should be aware of the recent changes to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s policies. Overall, these changes will greatly benefit tenants of multifamily homes by providing regulation of improved air quality. If you live or rent a space in a multifamily home, most likely you know the difficulties of getting a landlord to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide you with amenities that are not specifically stated in a lease agreement. With growing health concerns with radon gas, HUD has realized the importance of testing, and mitigation systems and their importance to safety and reduce radon lung cancer. HUD is a single piece in a group of organizations dedicated to improve the quality of home safety and reducing radon lung cancer in Norwalk, and throughout the nation. This group is known as the Federal [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Radon

The Need for Radon Mitigation in Schools in Norwalk Recent tragedies have opened up America’s eyes about safety and concern in regard to our public school system. Norwalk, CT residents realize how close to home some of these tragedies are, and we are all deeply saddened. When it comes to the safety and health of our children, and so many whom are involved in the education system, we need to do all that we can to ensure that everyone is in a safe learning environment. Radon mitigation in schools is the next step in preventing students, teachers, and faculty in the Norwalk, CT school system from being diagnosed with lung cancer. More than one out of seven cases of lung cancer are due to radon gas, equating to more than 20,000 deaths per year because of radon gas. Now is the time in which we can all step up, and [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 07:01 PM
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Radon

Norwalk, CT Focuses on Radon Action Month Radon action month is quickly approaching, and we are asking all residents of Norwalk to prepare as soon as possible. Knowing your plan of action which you plan to take against the deadly radon gas is half the battle. In order to fully understand radon gas, education is the key. One simple act you may do during the month of January is furthering your education, and just becoming aware of some of the statistics associated with radon gas. Did you know that roughly one out of every fifteen homes are affected adversely by high levels of radon gas? This means that there is a good chance that your Norwalk home is affected, and in need of mitigation treatment. Radon action month is the perfect time to have a professional install a mitigation system, or even simply have your home tested, but whatever you [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Radon

Norwalk Residents Face Rising Risk of Lung Cancer We often assume that if we do not smoke, then we will not have to face the risk of lung cancer. This is becoming to be more and more of a false statement as new studies show a heavy link to radon gas, and lung cancer. Whether or not you have smoked in your entire life, radon gas is wrecking havoc on the health of many in Norwalk. It is a true tragedy to take such good care of your body for your entire life, and then only to find that you are diagnosed with the same lung cancer as those who may have smoked so many cigarettes. Imagine this scenario as well. What if someone you know who smokes tons of cigarettes never gets lung cancer, and a nonsmoker is diagnosed? So how does all of this work, and where is [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Radon

Air Quality in Norwalk, CT Air quality is a major concern for the majority of the United States. Depending on where you live, you may be more susceptible to the effects of poor air quality. Norwalk residents need to take caution when dealing with their home and harmful vapors such as radon gas. On top of the four areas the air quality index measures, there are harmful vapors such as radon that are not even included in this index. With October being air quality awareness month, we would like to provide you with information about harmful gases and particles, and their known health effects. First off, air pollution effects nearly everyone. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, have a child, have an elderly relative or are older yourself, or simply do exercise outdoors, you may be at a higher health risk. Children’s lungs may still be developing, elderly [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 03:09 PM
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Radon

Norwalk Radon Mitigation Company, S.W.A.T. Environmental Norwalk, Connecticut is home to the radon mitigation company S.W.A.T. Environmental which just made headlines this month by being ranked by INC.com as one of the fastest growing companies in the United State. Adding over sixty employees in the past three years, and having a growth rate of 155%, S.W.A.T. Environmental is on the pace to have a revenue of $12 million. S.W.A.T. Environmental is the first radon mitigation company to ever be on this list, which speaks volumes to the quality of service, and the scientific discoveries in regard to the dangers of radon gas. S.W.A.T. Environmental is no ordinary radon mitigation company. We did not get where we are today by going about business as many other radon mitigation companies do. When you speak with a representative at S.W.A.T. Environmental, we treat you like a person. Our representatives are always happy to [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Testing is Necessary in Norwalk What if I told you that a chemical was so radioactive, that it has limited scientists’ research on it? What if I told you this same chemical is the main cause of public exposure to ionization radiation? This same chemical is one of the most dense gases and comes from isotopes which have a half life of 4.5 billion years. If you do not know by now, I am referring to radon gas. Radon testing is the only way to detect if this gas is in your home as it is tasteless, colorless, and odorless. Now that you know all of the physical traits of this gas, it is important to educate yourself on what it all means. This gas is responsible for 21,000 deaths each year by causing lung cancer. A good percent of these people have never even smoked in their [...]

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

Waterborne Radon and Its Impact on Norwalk, Connecticut Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive and cancer-causing gas that could be in your Norwalk, Connecticut home right now, right under your nose. This odorless, tasteless, and transparent killer is responsible for thousands of deaths in the United Stated every year, and excess exposure means putting you and your family at risk for both lung and stomach cancer. Worse yet, while some people have heard of the risks of airborne exposure, radon in water is an issue with which many in the Norwalk area are unfamiliar. Radon is a decaying form of radium, a byproduct that can be created naturally in rock, soil and sometimes water. Deposits of this element found in the earth surrounding ground water mean that the resulting radon in water has the perfect chance to escape and contaminate that water. When wells later tap into those water supplies, [...]

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

One of the more common dangerous gasses that a person may encounter is radon. Radon is undetectable to the normal human senses since it is both invisible and odorless. It is also a noble gas, which means it is fairly unreactive in most situations. However, this radioactive gas is a strong carcinogen, or substance that can cause cancer. Since radon gas can be created naturally, it is important that you educate yourself on how to detect it, and what to do if you do detect it in your home. How Can Radon Abatement Help You? Radon abatement is the process of clearing a building of radon gas. More specifically, the idea is to dilute the radon gas into the atmosphere, where it becomes harmless. Radon, like many other harmful substances, is only lethal in high concentrations. Depending on the circumstances, there are several ways this radon abatement can be accomplished. [...]